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Which of the following is a disadvantage of using coal?
a) we know where to find it
b) we use it for many electrical needs
c) it is a renewable resource
d) it gives off greenhouse gases

Where would be the best place for geologists to find petroleum and natural gas?
a) in hot dry places
b) in cold wet places
c) at the beach
d) in sedimentary rock

Which of the following renewable resource would be best obtained in Houston, TX?
a) Solar
b) Nuclear
c) Geothermal
d) Coal

All sources of energy of earth orginally come from which of the following?
a) biomass
b) wind
c) Sun
d) water

Name the fossil fuels.
a) coal, solar, nuclear
b) coal, petroleum, natural gas
c) coal, biomass, propane
d) coal, petroleum, and wind

What is an advantage of natural gas?
a) it causes a lot of pollution
b) it is nonrenewable
c) it is the cleanest buring fossil fuel
d) none of the above

What is a disadvantage of natural gas?
a) it takes millions of years to replenish
b) it is nonrenewable
c) it is the cleanest burning fossil fuel
d) none of the above

Which of the following places would be an area in which we could collect wind energy?
a) Forest
b) Desert
c) Swamp
d) Downtown Houston

What is an advantage of using renewable resources?
a) create lots of pollution
b) replenish over a short period of time
c) causes radioactive waste which is hard to get rid of
d) none of the above

Which of the following are nonrenewable resources?
a) wind, hydropower, biomass
b) biomass, petroleum, natural gas
c) solar, biomass, nuclear
d) nuclear, petroleum, natural gas

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