Unit 2 Lesson 1 / Natural Resources ~ PART 2 Question Preview (ID: 35617)


Types And Uses Of Natural Resources.

What properties of granite make it useful in kitchen or bathroom countertops?
a) it is strong and durable (lasts a long time).
b) It can be cut and polished.
c) It is not a good conductor of thermal energy.
d) All of these.

Drinking from a reusable bottle is one way to practice_____.
a) recycling
b) conservation
c)
d)

Sometimes a renewable resource might be considered nonrenewable because it is used up faster than it can be replenished. Which of the following choices is an example of this?
a) coal supply dwindling(getting smaller) because it takes many, many years to form
b) forests being cut down at a quicker rate than they can grow
c) solar energy being used to provide electricity to a home
d) water in streams replaced by rainfall from the atmosphere

Why is conservation of nonrenewable natural resources important?
a) because many natural resources are inexhaustible
b) because conservation is already practiced by most people
c) because there are not alternatives to renewable resources
d) because we currently rely on nonrenewable resources to meet many needs

the careful and responsible management of resources
a) conservation
b) stewardship
c)
d)

the protection and wise use of natural resources
a) conservation
b) stewardship
c)
d)

What are the two main ways to extract geologic resources?
a) mining and drilling
b) smelting and refining
c)
d)

the process of taking petroleum/oil and natural gas from the ground
a) mining
b) drilling
c)
d)

a mineral deposit that has a high enough concentration of a valuable material to be extracted (removed) for a profit
a) ore
b) soil
c)
d)

the process of taking mineral deposits/ore from the ground
a) mining
b) drilling
c)
d)

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