Energy Basics Energy Again Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuels Again Miscellaneous

100

What is potential energy?
The term for stored energy

100

What is heat?
The majority of Earth’s energy input comes from:

100

What is The "Arctic National Wildlife Refuge"?
What does the acronym "ANWR" stand for?

100

What is it burns "cleaner"?
In some ways, natural gas is considered a better fossil fuel than oil. This is primarily because:

100

What is coal?
Which fuel source contains the greatest amount of sulfur?

200

What is cogeneration?
Which of the following terms refers to the capture and use of waste heat? a) potential energy b) kinetic energy c) cogeneration d) soft path energy e) first-law efficiency

200

What is potential energy?
Water stored behind a dam is an example of what type of energy?

200

What is fractional distillation?
What is the process of using the different boiling points to separate different fossil fuels?

200

What is the Middle East?
The largest proven reserves of oil are located in:

200

What are tailings?
After the ore is mined, the unusuable part that remains is placed in piles called:

300

What is petroleum, natural gas and coal?
Which of the following are the three main energy sources used in the U.S? a) petroleum, coal, and nuclear b) wood, petroleum, and nuclear c) hydroelectric, natural gas, and coal d) coal, gasoline, and nuclear e) petroleum, natural gas, and coal

300

What is using many smaller sources of power to create electricity?
What is the concept of micropower?

300

What is acid mine drainage? (Coal Mining)
Oil production, refining, and transportation have been associated with all of the following environmental problems except: a) disturbance of the land surface b) land subsidence c) acid mine drainage d) release of harmful gases e) pollution of groundwater

300

What is coal?
Today, the most abundant economic fossil fuel resource is:

300

What is geothermal energy?
This heat source utilizes heat or steam from deep underground

400

What is coal?
Which energy source supplies the majority of electrical power generation in the U.S.?

400

What is electricity?
A Watt is a measurement of what type of energy?

400

What is oil shale? (Fracking)
All fossil fuels require a certain amount of energy input to get them out of the ground and process them into useful forms. Which of the following energy sources generally requires the most energy before it can be used as a fuel: a) oil b) low-sulfur coal c) natural gas d) oil shale e) high-sulfur coal

400

What is strip mining or mountaintop removal?
Which type of coal mining is usually associated with the most intense disruption of the surface environment?

400

What is automobile fuel efficiency?
What is the goal of the CAFE standards?

500

What is energy is neither created nor destroyed?
The first law of thermodynamics states that:

500

What is anthracite?
Of the four common classes of coal, which is generally the highest energy content? a) lignite b) anthracite c) subanthracite d) subbituminous e) bituminous

500

What is organic, buried and not oxidized?
Which of the following sets of adjectives describe the formation of oil, gas, and coal? a) inorganic, subducted, not oxidized b) organic, buried, not oxidized c) inorganic, buried, oxidized d) organic, eroded, reduced e) acidic, subducted, oxidized

500

What is under the permafrost and on the seafloor?
Where are methane hydrates found?

500

What is gamma?
Which of the following forms of radiation is most harmful to humans? a) Alpha b) Gamma c) Beta d) Infrared

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