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ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 3.3: Nonrenewable Energy Resources Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Petroleum is a liquid that contains hydrocarbon molecules. What is an example of a hydrocarbon?

Question 2 2. Why is nuclear power thought to be a 'climate friendly' form of energy?

Question 3 3. Which of the following energy resources is NOT renewable?

Question 4 4. Which of the following drilling techniques can drill in a path parallel to the ground surface?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. In the fission reaction discussed in this lesson, how did the mass of the uranium-236 atom compare to the total mass of the products?

Question 7 7. How can an area have particularly good geothermal energy resources?

Question 8 8. Known to be naturally occurring, where is petroleum liquid and gas found in our environment?

Question 9 9. Why is it difficult to dispose of radioactive waste?

Question 10 10. Coal is formed from the remains of ______.

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Question 11 11. Why is nuclear fission often considered to be a 'chain reaction'?

Question 12 12. Which form of coal has the highest heat content?

Question 13 13. Oil is used to make which of these products?

Question 14 14. Natural gas contains a large amount of alkanes. Which of the following are classified as a type of alkane?

Question 15 15. Which of these is NOT a reason that nuclear power is controversial?

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Question 16 16. In order to make different products using petroleum it must be refined. What is another way to describe refined?

Question 17 17. What is the ability to do work?

Question 18 18. Which of the following terms describes an illness caused by exposure to a large dose of radiation over a short period of time?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is Yucca Mountain in Nevada known for?

Question 20 20. What is the term for a nuclear reaction in which a large nucleus is split into smaller nuclei?

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Question 21 21. How many neutrons are produced when an atom of uranium-236 undergoes fission?

Question 22 22. Energy released when a large nucleus splits is referred to as ...

Question 23 23. Which of the following is used to provide nuclear energy for nuclear power plants?

Question 24 24. What is the significance of using 3-D Seismic Technology for oil and natural gas exploration?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT an energy resource?

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Question 26 26. Coal is considered to be a ______ resource.

Question 27 27. Petroleum can be used to make a wide variety of products. Which of the following contain petroleum?

Question 28 28. What is the term used to describe an accident that involves severe overheating of the nuclear reactor?

Question 29 29. Most of the coal in the United States was formed during which geologic period?

Question 30 30. Why are renewable sources, like wind and sun, considered to be energy resources?

ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 3.3: Nonrenewable Energy Resources Chapter Exam Instructions

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