Mineral Consumption: How Developed and Developing Nations Consume Minerals Differently


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The United States consumes approximately how much of the world's minerals?

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1. Which of the following is NOT considered to be a fossil fuel?

2. Which of the following items is generated from the use of mineral products?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Minerals are used for a variety of different purposes, and this quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of how and where minerals are used. You'll need to know about consumption in the U.S., fossil fuels, oil reserves and mineral uses in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The largest oil reserves in the world
  • Percentage of minerals used by the United States
  • Uses for minerals
  • Examples of fossil fuels
  • The largest mineral reserve found in the U.S.

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how minerals are used around the world
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related environment lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as mineral consumption in developed and developing countries

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more, check out the lesson Mineral Consumption: How Developed and Developing Nations Consume Minerals Differently. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define mineral and fossil fuel
  • Understand how minerals are used in products and for energy
  • Differentiate between minerals that are found in the Middle East, the United States, South Africa, Australia, South America, and China
  • Identify how mineral consumption varies depending on location, wealth, and how the mineral resources are used