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Which of the following is a renewable source of energy?
a) natural gas b) coal c) oil d) falling water
Which of the following is not a fossil fuel?
a) Coal b) Wood c) Petroleum d) Natural Gas
Which of the following of these energy sources originates from a nonrenewable resource?
a) solar b) geothermal c) fossil fuel d) hydroelectric
A major problem with depending on fossil fuels as primary energy sources is that they are
a) overabundant b) nonpolluting c) nonrenewable d) deep underground
Wind power is not typically used to generate all of the electricity needed for large cities because the
a) energy source is inconsistent b) waste products are unsafe c) fuel expenses are too great d) energy produced is not in a usable form
Which of these energy sources produces the least harmful environmental effects?
a) nuclear b) fossils fuels c) solar d) hydroelectric
Which of the following natural resources makes the largest contribution to Virginia's economy?
a) Plutonium b) Aluminum c) Coal d) Feldspar
What is the main advantage of using dams to produce electrical energy?
a) they can be built near most cities b) they do not produce much pollution c) they are inexpensive to build d) they do not damage wildlife homes
What is the greatest environmental cost of hydroelectric power?
a) increased flooding downstream b) fish kills due to the turbines c) decreased species diversity in the new lake d) destruction of free-running rivers and their ecosystems
One method of lessening the environmental impact of strip mining is to
a) mine only nontoxic materials b) only mine during the evening hours c) feed the animals displaced by the mine d) require that the landscape and vegetation of mined lands be restored
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