# Types Of Energy Quiz! Trivia Facts

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This is a Types of Energy quiz. Energy is the ability to do work. There exist different types of energy sources and types, including thermal energy, radiant energy, chemical energy, nuclear energy, electrical energy, motion energy, sound energy, elastic energy, and gravitational energy. In this quiz, you will be expected to figure out which types of energy are mentioned in each question. Do give it a try and see how well you will do!

• 1.

### What type of energy does the Sun give?

• A.

Mechanical

• B.

Electrical

• C.

Solar

• D.

Sound

• E.

None of the above

C. Solar
Explanation
The sun gives solar energy because it emits light and heat through nuclear fusion reactions in its core. This energy is then radiated outwards in the form of electromagnetic radiation, which includes visible light, ultraviolet light, and infrared radiation. Solar energy is harnessed by solar panels to generate electricity or used directly for heating and lighting purposes.

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• 2.

### What kind of energy do stereos have?

• A.

Nuclear

• B.

Mechanical

• C.

Thermal

• D.

Sound

• E.

All of the above

D. Sound
Explanation
Stereos have sound energy because they are designed to produce and amplify sound waves. Sound energy is the energy produced by vibrating objects and is transmitted through the air or other mediums as waves. Stereos convert electrical signals into sound waves using speakers, allowing us to hear music or other audio. Therefore, the correct answer is sound.

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• 3.

### What type of energy is associated with an object due to its position above the Earth's surface?

• A.

Kinetic energy

• B.

Potential energy

• C.

Thermal energy

• D.

Electrical energy

B. Potential energy
Explanation
The correct answer is B. Potential energy is the energy stored in an object due to its position or condition. In this case, it's potential energy related to an object's position above the Earth's surface, often referred to as gravitational potential energy.

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• 4.

### What form of energy is stored within plants?

• A.

Nuclear

• B.

Chemical

• C.

Thermal

• D.

Mechanical

• E.

None of the above

B. Chemical
Explanation
Plants have chemical energy because they undergo photosynthesis, a process that converts sunlight into glucose. This glucose is stored in the form of chemical bonds in plants and can be used as a source of energy for various cellular processes. Therefore, the correct answer is chemical.

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• 5.

### What energy do you gain when you eat?

• A.

Chemical

• B.

Sound

• C.

Kinetic

• D.

Potential

• E.

None of the above

A. Chemical
Explanation
When you eat, the energy you obtain from food is in the form of chemical energy. This is because food is made up of molecules that can be broken down through digestion, releasing energy that can be used by the body for various functions. Chemical energy is stored in the bonds between atoms within molecules, and when these bonds are broken, energy is released. Therefore, the correct answer is chemical.

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• 6.

### What type of energy do missiles have?

• A.

Kinetic energy

• B.

Potential energy

• C.

Thermal energy

• D.

Electrical energy

• E.

None of the above

A. Kinetic energy
Explanation
Missiles primarily possess kinetic energy, which is the energy associated with their motion. As missiles are propelled through the air or space, they gain kinetic energy due to their velocity. While other forms of energy may be involved in the operation of missiles, such as potential energy during launch or thermal energy generated by propulsion systems, the predominant energy associated with their movement is kinetic energy.

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• 7.

### What type of energy does fire release?

• A.

Chemical

• B.

Nuclear

• C.

Thermal

• D.

Kinetic

• E.

None of the above

C. Thermal
Explanation
Fire has thermal energy because it is a form of heat energy. When a substance combusts, it releases energy in the form of heat and light. This heat energy is what we feel when we stand near a fire. Therefore, the correct answer is thermal.

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• 8.

### Using the pedals on your bike is what type of energy?

• A.

Chemical

• B.

Mechanical

• C.

Nuclear

• D.

• E.

None of the above

B. Mechanical
Explanation
The pedals on a bike convert the chemical energy stored in our bodies from the food we consume into mechanical energy, which is used to propel the bike forward. This mechanical energy is then transferred to the wheels, causing them to rotate and move the bike. Therefore, the correct answer is mechanical energy.

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• 9.

### Light bulbs show off what type of energy?

• A.

• B.

Chemical

• C.

Electrical

• D.

Sound

• E.

None of the above

C. Electrical
Explanation
When you turn on a light bulb, it uses electrical energy to produce light. Inside a typical incandescent light bulb, for example, an electrical current flows through a filament, heating it to a high temperature. This high temperature causes the filament to emit visible light, which is a form of radiant energy. In the case of fluorescent or LED bulbs, electrical energy is also used to produce radiant energy, but the process is different. Fluorescent bulbs use electrical energy to excite gas molecules, which then emit ultraviolet (UV) light that is converted into visible light by a phosphorescent coating inside the bulb. LED bulbs, on the other hand, use electrical energy to drive electrons across a semiconductor material, which emits visible light. In all cases, electrical energy is the primary source of energy used by light bulbs to produce light.

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• 10.

### During the day, the sun gives off what?

• A.

Chemical

• B.

• C.

Sound

• D.

None of the above

Explanation
During the day, the primary form of energy emitted by the sun is electromagnetic radiation, which includes visible light, ultraviolet light, and infrared radiation. This energy is crucial for sustaining life on Earth and drives various processes, such as photosynthesis and the heating of the atmosphere.

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Matt Balanda |BS, Science |
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Matt graduated with a Master's in Educational Leadership for Faith-Based Schools from California Baptist University and a Bachelor's of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Arizona. A devoted leader, transitioned from Aerospace Engineering to inspire students. As the High School Vice-Principal and a skilled Physics teacher at Calvary Chapel Christian School, his passion is nurturing a love for learning and deepening students' connection with God, fostering a transformative educational journey.

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