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1
Which of the following is NOT a fossil fuel?
A)coal
B)wood
C)natural gas
D)petroleum
E)none of the above
2
In the United States today, the greatest use of energy is for _______.
A)exportation
B)residential purposes
C)transportation
D)industrial purposes
3
_______ are mixtures of sand, shale, and bitumen and are a potential source of oil.
A)oil shales
B)natural gas deposits
C)tar sands
D)all of the above
4
The high-level waste repository in Yucca Mountain, Nevada, _______.
A)will hold nuclear waste deep in the ground for thousands of years.
B)was the site of a partial meltdown of the reactor core in 1979.
C)was the site of a nuclear explosion and fire in 1986.
D)will hold nuclear waste unexposed to groundwater and earthquakes.
E)all of the above
F)1 and 4 are correct
5
A green building may have:
A)coated windows to keep out heat
B)a roof overhang for shade
C)a green roof for wildlife habitat
D)recycled building materials
E)all of the above
F)3 and 4 are correct
6
A policy that allows utility companies to profit from conservation programs and charge premium prices for energy from renewable sources is called green pricing.
A)True
B)False
7
A major benefit of ethanol as a potential alternative fuel is that, unlike other alcohols, very little petroleum-based herbicides and fertilizers are used to produce the corn.
A)True
B)False
8
Which of the following types of renewable energy is derived from hot springs, geysers, and fumaroles?
A)tidal energy
B)wave energy
C)hydropower energy
D)geothermal energy
9
It is predicted that renewable energy resources will supply about 80% of the world's future energy needs.
A)True
B)False
10
Power is defined as
A)the capacity to do work.
B)the rate of flow of energy.
C)the rate at which work is done.
D)all of the above
E)both 2 and 3
11
Which of the following renewable energy resources is the fastest growing worldwide?
A)solar
B)wind
C)biomass
D)geothermal
E)none of the above
12
In the US today, industry consumes about ____% of all energy used.
A)14
B)23
C)33
D)45
E)57
13
The lowest grade of coal with only about 2800 kWh/metric ton is ____________.
A)bituminous
B)subbituminous
C)lignite
D)graphite
E)anthracite
14
Of the following fossil fuels, which is the cleanest burning energy resource?
A)oil
B)coal
C)peat
D)natural gas
E)none of the above
15
Today, most of the world(apostrophe)s nuclear reactors are of the _____________ type.
A)pressurized water (PWR)
B)MAGNOX
C)RBMK
D)pebble bed
E)graphite
16
In 1975 the average fuel-mileage for cars in the US was 13 mpg. That increased to 28.8 in 1988, and by 2004 it was about _________.
A)20mpg
B)25mpg
C)30mpg
D)35mpg
E)40mpg
17
The use of the heat from the production of electricity to make steam or hot water improves net efficiency from 30-35% to as much as 80-90%. This process is called ________________.
A)bi-phasic production
B)cogeneration
C)double processing
D)green power generation
E)none of the above
18
Wind power is the fastest growing renewable energy source.
A)True
B)False
19
In 1925 hydropower accounted for ____% of the world's electric power.
A)10
B)20
C)30
D)40
E)50
20
Detriments of using nuclear power include
A)air pollution
B)toxic wastes
C)complex control systems
D)all of the above
E)2 and 3 are correct
21
Which of the following European countries is the world's leader in the production and use of renewable energy resources?
A)France
B)Germany
C)Sweden
D)Greece
E)none of the above







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