Nonrenewable Energy Quiz! MCQ Test

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Nonrenewable Energy Quiz! MCQ Test

Below is a Nonrenewable energy quiz MCQ test! Nonrenewable energy is one that can run out; the sources for this type of energy cannot be found naturally or replenished in a short amount of time. Some of the most common sources are natural gas, nuclear energy and even coal. How do you acquire it and some of the disadvantages from them? These questions will help you learn some more about this type of energy.


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  • 1. 
    About 99% of the energy that heats the earth and our homes comes from _______
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Natural gas

    • C. 

      Electricity

    • D. 

      The sun

    • E. 

      Nuclear power

  • 2. 
    The average American consumes as much energy in one day as a person in the poorest countries consumes in a year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Since the late 1980s, automobile gas mileage averages in the United States have
    • A. 

      Remained about the same

    • B. 

      Risen significantly due to increased technological advances

    • C. 

      Risen slowly

    • D. 

      Dropped slightly

  • 4. 
    _____________ is the world's most abundant fossil fuel. However, using it has a severe environmental impact on air, water, and land.
  • 5. 
    Using solar energy to heat a building without special equipment such as pumps or collectors, usually through windows and skylights
    • A. 

      Active solar heating

    • B. 

      Passive solar heating

    • C. 

      Insulation

    • D. 

      Fission

    • E. 

      Fusion

  • 6. 
    Global reserves of Natural Gas can last up to __________ years, but its production in the United States is expected to continue declining, resulting in increased dependence on imports from Canada, Russia, and the Middle East.
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      70

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      100

    • E. 

      125

  • 7. 
    What are the downsides of nuclear power?
    • A. 

      Nuclear facilities are vulnerable to terrorist attack

    • B. 

      Nuclear power costs a lot of money.

    • C. 

      Radioactive wastes must be stored safely for thousands of years

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The greatest user of energy in the United States.
    • A. 

      The trucking industry.

    • B. 

      Is transportation

    • C. 

      Are residential and commercial users

    • D. 

      Is industry

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The most efficient fuel is
    • A. 

      Electricity

    • B. 

      Oil

    • C. 

      Natural gas

    • D. 

      Nuclear power

    • E. 

      Coal

  • 10. 
    The United States is the world’s largest oil user but has only around ______% of the world’s proven oil reserves
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      10

    • E. 

      20

  • 11. 
    The oil industry is the world’s largest business.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 12. 
    Social scientists suggest it takes only about ____% of the population of a country or of the world to bring about major social change.    
    • A. 

      1-5

    • B. 

      5-10

    • C. 

      10-15

    • D. 

      15-25

    • E. 

      25-99