Energy Basics
Energy Again
Fossil Fuels
Fossil Fuels Again
Miscellaneous

100

The term for stored energy
What is potential energy?

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

200

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
What is cogeneration?

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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
What is petroleum, natural gas and coal?

300

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

300

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
What is acid mine drainage? (Coal Mining)

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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
What is oil shale? (Fracking)

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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
What is organic, buried and not oxidized?

500

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

500

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