Physics: Forms Of Energy Quiz

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  • 1. 
    One horsepower for one hour represents how many joules?
    • A. 

      44,760

    • B. 

      2,685,600

    • C. 

      746

    • D. 

      3414

  • 2. 
    Kinetic and potential energies are energies of    and    , repectively.
    • A. 

      Springs and gravity

    • B. 

      Solids and liquids

    • C. 

      Position and motion

    • D. 

      Motions and positions

  • 3. 
    The principle of energy conservation is
    • A. 

      A possible means for extending our fossil fuel reserves

    • B. 

      Inconsistent with the motion of a pendulum

    • C. 

      A law of physics often violated in thermodynamic systems

    • D. 

      A law of physics with no known exceptions

  • 4. 
    Per person, the energy consumption in the United States is about 3.3*10(8) btu/yr.  This is equivalent to a power of
    • A. 

      11.0 w

    • B. 

      11.0 w

    • C. 

      11.0mw

    • D. 

      11.0 kW

  • 5. 
    At our present rate of consumption, the estimate total remaining recoverable petroleum of the United States would supply our needs for about
    • A. 

      138

    • B. 

      72

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      8

  • 6. 
    The average percentage of total petroleum left in the ground after primary and secondary recovery has been accomplished is about
    • A. 

      70%

    • B. 

      80%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are advantages of using coal( select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Abundance

    • B. 

      Envionmental friendliness

    • C. 

      Availablility

    • D. 

      Cheap price

  • 8. 
    What is the current annual oil consumption in USA?
    • A. 

      134*10(9) bbl

    • B. 

      29*10(9)bbl

    • C. 

      8.7*10(9) bbl

    • D. 

      - 5.5*10(9) bbl

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are NOT considered as petroleum (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Methane

    • B. 

      Tar sand

    • C. 

      Propane

    • D. 

      Coal

    • E. 

      Gasoline

    • F. 

      Liquefied natural gas

  • 10. 
    Which of the following sequences of energy conversion fits the situation of coal-burning pwer plant?
    • A. 

      Nuclear energy-heat- mechanical energy- electrical energy

    • B. 

      Chemical energy-mechanical energy- heat- electrical energy

    • C. 

      Mechanical energy- chemical energy- heat- electrical energy

    • D. 

      Chemical energy- heat-mechanical energy- electrical energy

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a non-renewable energy source?
    • A. 

      Tidal

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Ocean current

    • D. 

      Uranium

  • 12. 
    What is the average power of this energy intake
    • A. 

      14.5 w

    • B. 

      145 w

    • C. 

      1450 w

    • D. 

      14500 w

  • 13. 
    Select all that represents power
    • A. 

      Joules/sec

    • B. 

      Btu

    • C. 

      Horsepower

    • D. 

      Watt

    • E. 

      Kilowatt

    • F. 

      Kilowatt-hour

  • 14. 
    Select all that represents energy
    • A. 

      Joule

    • B. 

      Watt

    • C. 

      Horsepower

    • D. 

      Btu

    • E. 

      Kilowatt

    • F. 

      Calorie

  • 15. 
    What are two major problems created by depending on fossil fuels for most of our energy?
    • A. 

      The fossil fuel resource is limited in amount and it will be used up soon

    • B. 

      It reduces the standard of living

    • C. 

      Unintended environmental consequences result

    • D. 

      It is not cost effective for our economy

  • 16. 
    How many barrels of oil equivalent of energy per capia(per person) are used annually in the USA?
    • A. 

      200 bbl

    • B. 

      55 bbl

    • C. 

      25 bbl

    • D. 

      10 bbl

  • 17. 
    According to estimate, the world petroleum wil be used up in
    • A. 

      Less tahn 50 years

    • B. 

      200 years

    • C. 

      10 years

    • D. 

      25 years

  • 18. 
    In the U.S., fossil fuels account for aobut ()% of our energy use?
    • A. 

      83

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      91

  • 19. 
    A typical US citizen consumes () times as much energy as does a typical citizen of indian
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      300

    • D. 

      14

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