What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages


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Select the set that contains the three major types of fossil fuels.

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1. Which of the following is true about fossil fuels?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to find out how well you grasp the characteristics of fossil fuels. Some of the information you'll be quizzed on includes identifying the three major types of fossil fuels as well as the advantages and disadvantages of their use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The multiple-choice questions will test you on:

  • Three major types of fossil fuels
  • Key facts about fossil fuels
  • Advantages of fossil fuel use
  • Disadvantages of using coal for fuel

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of fossil fuels
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the advantages of using fossil fuels and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the disadvantages of using coal for fuel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the three major types of fossil fuels

Additional Learning

Study the corresponding lesson called What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages to take a closer look at this subject. The material covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the three major types of fossil fuels
  • Relate how fossil fuels are created
  • Know how fossil fuels are converted into energy
  • Tell at least three advantages and three disadvantages of using fossil fuels
  • Explain the term 'nonrenewable resource' and its significance in an understanding of fossil fuels