General Science 3rd Quarter Review 1 - 10 Question Preview (ID: 8605)

General Science, 3rd Quarter Review, Questions 1 - 10.[print questions]

When a person strikes a match, mechanical energy is converted into what?
a) solar energy
b) thermal engery
c) electrical energy

This is the source of most of the Earth's energy resources:
a) the ocean
b) the atmosphere
c) the sun

The heating of the Earth's surface is called:
a) radiation
b) convection
c) fission

The process of warm air rising and turning cooler, then falling is called:
a) rotation
b) conduction
c) convection

Clouds form on which side of the mountain?
a) Leeward
b) Windward
c) Topward

Which is NOT an example of a fossil fuel?
a) petroleum (oil)
b) rocks
c) natural gas

Which is NOT a type of solar radiation?
a) infrared
b) visible light
c) nuclear

The Earth absorbs approximately how much of the sun's incoming energy?
a) 25%
b) 50%
c) 75%

A book sitting on top of a desk is an example of which type of energy?
a) kinetic energy
b) electrical energy
c) potential energy

Riding a bike to school is a great way to:
a) conserve fossil fuels
b) waste fossil fuels
c) cause air polution

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