Natural Resources Assessment

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  • 1. 
    Since the sun powers the water cycle and creates wind, wind energy and hydroelectric power are indirect sources of what type of enery?
    • A. 

      Solar Power

    • B. 

      Tidal Power

    • C. 

      Wind Power

    • D. 

      Hydroelectric Power

  • 2. 
    Which one of these is NOT a disadvantage for using fossil fuels?
    • A. 

      Fossil fuels will eventually run out.

    • B. 

      Fossil fuels are not replaced as they are used.

    • C. 

      Fossil fuels are relatively inexpensive.

    • D. 

      Fossil fuels are not clean burning.

  • 3. 
    Which type of renewable energy resource is collected close to Lanier Middle School for a large population?
    • A. 

      Wind Power

    • B. 

      Hydroelectric Power

    • C. 

      Solar Power

    • D. 

      Tidal Power

  • 4. 
    What is an advantage of nuclear power?
    • A. 

      It has dangerous waste.

    • B. 

      It requires many safety measures to generate it.

    • C. 

      Nuclear accidents can result in major disasters.

    • D. 

      It is inexpensive to produce.

  • 5. 
    To prevent the dust bowl, farmers could have attempted which of the following soil conservation practices?
    • A. 

      Crop rotation

    • B. 

      Planting wind breaks

    • C. 

      Contour plowing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of these is an example of a biomass fuel?
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Natural gas

    • C. 

      Wood

    • D. 

      Coal

  • 7. 
    The intense heat beneath the Earth's surface can be a source of
    • A. 

      Hydrogen power

    • B. 

      Nuclear fusion

    • C. 

      Solar energy

    • D. 

      Geothermal energy

  • 8. 
    Most of the pollution in the atmosphere (air) comes from
    • A. 

      Pollen

    • B. 

      Forest fires

    • C. 

      Volcanic eruptions

    • D. 

      Burning fossil fuels

  • 9. 
    Plowing removed the grass from the Great Plains and exposed the soil. What effect did this have when a drought struck the Great Plains in the 1930's?
    • A. 

      It had no effect.

    • B. 

      It reduced the soil's fertility.

    • C. 

      It helped to cause the Dust Bowl.

    • D. 

      It prevented sod from developing.

  • 10. 
    What term describes the management of soil to prevent its descrution?
    • A. 

      Soil exhaustion

    • B. 

      Soil decomposition

    • C. 

      Soil conservation

    • D. 

      Soil fertility

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT a way to conserve water?
    • A. 

      Wash your car in the middle of the day

    • B. 

      Turn off the water when you brush your teeth

    • C. 

      Take shorter showers

    • D. 

      Only run your dishwater when it is full

  • 12. 
    What does tidal power depend on to generate electricity?
    • A. 

      Sun

    • B. 

      Tides

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Heat in the Earth

  • 13. 
    The three major fossils fuels are coal, oil, and
    • A. 

      Wood.

    • B. 

      Natural gas.

    • C. 

      Gasoline.

    • D. 

      Electricity.

  • 14. 
    Solar cells are sometimes used to power all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Calculators.

    • B. 

      Lights.

    • C. 

      Telephones.

    • D. 

      Passenger trains.

  • 15. 
    In a nuclear power plant, what is used to change water into steam?
    • A. 

      The burning of natural gas

    • B. 

      Geothermal energy

    • C. 

      Captured solar energy

    • D. 

      Heat released from nuclear fission reactions

  • 16. 
    Wood, leaves, and manure below to a group of renewable energy sources called _____________________ fuels.
  • 17. 
    Taking a bike ride instead of a car ride is practicing energy ________________________, which helps save fuel for the future.
  • 18. 
    True or False: A fuel is a substance that provides energy as a result of a chemical change.
  • 19. 
    True or False: It costs a lot of money to generate solar energy.
  • 20. 
    True or False: Clean air conservation is not a major issue in Georgia because our air is very clean already.
  • 21. 
    True or False: The farmers who created Providence Canyon has poor farming practices.
  • 22. 
    True or False: Soil is a natural resource.
  • 23. 
    True or False: Gasoline that we use to power our cars could be classified as a renewable resource.
  • 24. 
    True or False: a pollutant is any harmful material added to an environment.
  • 25. 
    True or False: Minerals are not considered natural resources.
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