• 1. 
    A home is built with clear glass panels that allow sunlight to pass through. This is an example of

  • Active solar
  • Passive solar
  • Parabolic collector
  • Photovoltaic Cells
  • 2. 
    Which one of these is NOT a type of renewable energy?

  • solar
  • wind
  • biomass
  • nuclear
  • 3. 
    The house illustrated here uses panels on the roof to collect a natural resource and convert it into electricity that can be used.Which alternative energy source does this house use?

  • Water
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Geothermal
  • 4. 
    What % of the energy in the WORLD comes from renewable energy?

  • 5.5%
  • 14%
  • 26%
  • 85%
  • 5. 
    All of the following are considered renewable energy sources EXCEPT –

  • Wind
  • Coal
  • Biomass
  • Solar
  • 6. 
    What is given off as waste in a hydrogen fueled car?

  • H2
  • O2
  • H2O2
  • H2O
  • 7. 
    The energy we use to function in our everyday lives can be classified as...

  • Renewable or non-renewable
  • Natural or non-renewable
  • Renewable and Natural
  • All of them
  • 8. 
    Heat transferred from beneath the surface of Earth and used to produce energy for human use is...

  • Hydropower
  • Wind Energy
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Solar Energy
  • 9. 
    If a tractor trailer truck is 20% efficient, what happened to the other 80%

  • energy is destroyed
  • energy is lost as heat
  • the 80% is still in the gas tank
  • energy is converted into matter
  • 10. 
    Oil is a __________ energy resource.

  • Renewable
  • Nonrenewable
  • 11. 
    Which of the following batteries is the most powerful and most expensive?

  • lead-acid
  • lithium-ion
  • nickel-metal hydride
  • alkaline
  • 12. 
    Which of the following are the most energy efficient light bulbs?

  • incandescent
  • compact florescent
  • LED
  • halogen
  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a disadvantage of solar energy?

  • It can only be used effectively in certain regions and certain times of day
  • It produces greenhouse gases during use
  • It is a nonrenewable energy source
  • It is inexpensive compared to other sources
  • 14. 
    Which is NOT a way to conserve energy?

  • Using a desktop computer rather than a laptop
  • Consolidating errands while to make fewer car tips
  • Replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Lowering thermostats during cold months
  • 15. 
    Which of the following energy sources has the lowest negative environmental impacts?

  • Biomass
  • Nuclear
  • Natural Gas
  • Solar
  • 16. 
    What is and example of cogeneration?

  • heat energy normally wasted is used to power a turbine
  • a power plant that gets energy from both nuclear and hydroelectric
  • a type of wind turbine that can be powered by wind or steam
  • harvesting natural gas and petroleum from the same field
  • 17. 
    The most commonly used approach to solar energy collection is ________, in which buildings are designed and building materials chosen to maximize their direct absorption of sunlight in winter, even as they keep the interior cool in the heat of summer.

  • Active
  • Passive
  • 18. 
    Passive solar design includes all of the following except

  • large windows on the south side of the house
  • floor and walls that will store heat in the winter
  • overhang that blocks the sun in the summer, but allows it inside in the winter
  • trees that block the sun for the entire year
  • 19. 
    According to the second law of thermodynamics, whenever one form of energy is transformed into another,

  • all of the energy is put to work
  • all of the energy is converted into a less usable form, like heat
  • some of the energy is converted to a less usable form, like heat
  • 50% of the energy is put to work, the rest is lost as heat
  • 20. 
    How does biomass reduce our carbon footprint by producing less CO2 than fossil fuels?

  • Plants absorb the same amount of CO2 that is released when it is burned.
  • Plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere and put it permanently into the ground.
  • Biomass filters CO2 to make it more environmentally stable.
  • Biomass doesn't release any CO2 when burned.
  • 21. 
    Which is NOT an example of biomass?

  • wood
  • crop leftovers (the part of the plant that isn't consumed)
  • manure and/or trash
  • petroleum
  • 22. 
    Which of the following DOES NOT use a turbine?

  • Hydroelectric
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Nuclear
  • 23. 
    Most of the developing countries in the world depend on _______ for their main source of energy.

  • renewable sources
  • nuclear
  • biomass (including wood, manure, etc)
  • coal
  • 24. 
    Ultimately, all biofuels are ________, because they are the result of ________.

  • geological; sedimentation
  • solar; photosynthesis
  • inefficient; decomposition by microorganisms
  • synthetic; chemical manipulation of hydrocarbons
  • 25. 
    All of the following renewable resources are derived from the sun in some way EXCEPT

  • biomass
  • wind
  • hydroelectric
  • geothermal
  • 26. 
    The poster shown below advertises tours of a power plant.This power plant produces electricity most likely by using-

  • fossil fuels
  • biofuels
  • solar energy
  • geothermal energy
  • 27. 
    Put the items below in correct sequence for the generation of electricity using the wind 1 – generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy 2 – wind turns the wind turbine blade 3 – the gear box transfers mechanical energy to the generator 4 – electricity is transferred to the grid

  • 1-2-3-4
  • 2-1-3-4
  • 2-3-1-4
  • 2-4-3-1
  • 28. 
    Heating and cooling buildings by exchange with shallow groundwater systems is considered a form of ___ energy.

  • geothermal
  • solar
  • kinetic
  • potential
  • 29. 
    Which type of fuel produces the most sulfur?

  • wind
  • coal
  • biomass
  • nuclear fission
  • 30. 
    What is a possible downside to hydroelectric energy?

  • generates high levels of pollution
  • high startup cost
  • low functional lifespan
  • high operation and maintenance cost
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