Mr Fays Energy Quiz

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Energy Quizzes & Trivia

Testing your understanding of Chapter 35 of Science Matters.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    .Which of the following is the best example of increasing an object's potential energy?
    • A. 

       rolling a bowling ball

    • B. 

       turning on a light bulb

    • C. 

       stretching a rubber band

    • D. 

       dropping a pencil

  • 2. 
    An object that has kinetic energy must be...
    • A. 

       lifted above earth's surface.

    • B. 

       in motion.

    • C. 

       at rest.

    • D. 

       None of the above.

  • 3. 
    . Sound energy is...
    • A. 

       the energy of a compound that changes as its atoms are rearranged to form new compounds

    • B. 

       the total energy of the particles that make up an object.

    • C. 

       The energy caused by an object's vibrations.

    • D. 

       the energy of motion.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following convert chemical energy to mechanical energy?
    • A. 

       human

    • B. 

      Car

    • C. 

      Jet Ski

    • D. 

      All of above

  • 5. 
     Which of the following is a conversion from chemical energy to thermal energy?
    • A. 

       Coal is burned to boil water.

    • B. 

       Food is digested and used to regulate body temperature.

    • C. 

       Charcoal is burned in a barbeque pit.

    • D. 

      All of above

  • 6. 
    As height increases, so does...
    • A. 

       thermal energy.

    • B. 

      Mechanical energy.

    • C. 

       kinetic energy.

    • D. 

       potential energy.

  • 7. 
    The law of _________________ of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed.
    • A. 

       transformation

    • B. 

       absorption

    • C. 

       conservation

    • D. 

       stability

  • 8. 
    According to the law of conservation of energy, in theory, a bouncy ball should never stop bouncing. However, we know that it eventually stops. Where does the energy go.
    • A. 

       some gets converted into sound energy and escapes into the surroundings.

    • B. 

       some gets converted into thermal energy and escapes into the surroundings.

    • C. 

       Both A and B

  • 9. 
    Which one is not a fossil fuel
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Wood

    • C. 

      Coal

  • 10. 
    What percentage of the Energy used around the world comes from Fossil Fuels
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      90%

    • C. 

      40%

  • 11. 
     Today, which renewable energy source provides Ireland. with the most energy?
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Solar

    • C. 

      Geothermal

    • D. 

      Hydro

  • 12. 
    Electricity is the movement of 
    • A. 

      Atoms

    • B. 

      Molecules

    • C. 

      Electrons

    • D. 

      Neutrons

  • 13. 
    Most of the energy we use originially came from the  
    • A. 

      Sun

    • B. 

      Air

    • C. 

      Soil

    • D. 

      Oceans

  • 14. 
    Electrical Energy can be produced from 
    • A. 

      Mechanical energy

    • B. 

      Chemical energy

    • C. 

      Radiant energy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    In a nuclear power plant, uranium atoms
    • A. 

      Combine and give off heat energy

    • B. 

      Split and give off heat energy

    • C. 

      Burn and give off heat energy

    • D. 

      Split and give offelectrons

  • 16. 
    Which of these energy changes take take place in a flashlight
    • A. 

      Electrical to chemical to light to heat

    • B. 

      Electrical to light to heat

    • C. 

      Heat to light

    • D. 

      Chemical to electrical to light to heat.

  • 17. 
    One disadvantage of Nuclear Fission is
    • A. 

      Its really smelly

    • B. 

      The radioactive waste products

    • C. 

      The temperature required to start the reaction

    • D. 

      The lack of deuterium on earth.

  • 18. 
    Which answer means energy on the move.
    • A. 

      Kinetic Energy

    • B. 

      Potential Energy

    • C. 

      Nuclear Energy

    • D. 

      Chemical Energy

  • 19. 
    Which of these is a renewable energy source
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Nuclear Energy

    • D. 

      Gas

  • 20. 
    The Unit of Energy is 
    • A. 

      Watt

    • B. 

      Joule

    • C. 

      Volt

    • D. 

      Ampere

  • 21. 
    The best definition of enegry is 
    • A. 

      Something you can run out of

    • B. 

      The ability to do work

    • C. 

      The power of a force

    • D. 

      Something you need to live

  • 22. 
    In what forms is some energy usually lost when being transformed from one form to another 
    • A. 

      Heat and sound

    • B. 

      Heat and light

    • C. 

      Sound and light

    • D. 

      Heat and water

  • 23. 
    Which is the main energy transfer happening inside a car engine (just the engine part)
    • A. 

      Chemical to heat

    • B. 

      Kinetic to heat

    • C. 

      Heat to kinetic

    • D. 

      Chemical to sound

  • 24. 
    Energy is the same thing as Power
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    If you increase the velocity of and object  the kinetic energy will 
    • A. 

      Increase

    • B. 

      Decrease

    • C. 

      Stay the same

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