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Nonrenewable Resources Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When a petroleum geologist evaluates an area and finds an oil deposit that can be economically recovered using existing technologies, it is said to be _____.

Question 2 2. All of the following are advantages of fossil fuels, except:

Question 3 3. Which of the following terms describes an illness caused by exposure to a large dose of radiation over a short period of time?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is Yucca Mountain in Nevada known for?

Question 5 5. Americans make up less than 5% of the world's population, but consume what percentage of the world's energy?

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Question 6 6. If an individual wanted to completely remove products created by and through the use of oil and natural gas from their life or benefit from them in any way, what are some things that would be different?

Question 7 7. Coal originates mainly from:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a major disadvantage associated with burning fossil fuels?

Question 9 9. What type of nuclear reaction is used in a nuclear power plant to produce energy?

Question 10 10. What is the ability to do work?

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Question 11 11. Energy released when a large nucleus splits is referred to as ...

Question 12 12. The 3-D seismic technology used to locate oil reserves operates on:

Question 13 13. The world's energy consumption is approximately how many terawatts of power?

Question 14 14. What proportion of the world's energy consumption is used by developing countries?

Question 15 15. Contrast the way natural gas and oil are formed to the way coal is formed.

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Question 16 16. Which of these developing countries is seeing a large economic growth which is leading to increased energy consumption?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT an advantage to using fossil fuels?

Question 18 18. Coal washing can remove impurities such as sulfur and nitrogen from coal before it is burned. If these impurities are released into the atmosphere, they can combine with water vapor to form which of the following?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is TRUE of Hydraulic Fracturing?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is true about fossil fuels?

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Question 21 21. What process is used to release natural gas from shale?

Question 22 22. Which type of fossil fuel is shale gas?

Question 23 23. What is Yucca Mountain?

Question 24 24. A nuclear power plant can't explode like an atomic bomb because:

Question 25 25. All of the following are ways to 'clean up' the use of coal for energy, except:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is an environmental concern associated with Hydraulic Fracturing?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is considered a developing country?

Question 28 28. Oil is used to make which of these products?

Question 29 29. What are the main air pollutants from burning coal?

Question 30 30. _____ reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by restricting oxygen and manipulating the combustion process.

Nonrenewable Resources Chapter Exam Instructions

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