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How is moving water used to power an electric generator?
a) The water absorbs light from the sun which makes it electric.
b) Moving water turns the blades of a turbine, which runs the generator.
c) Moving water does not power a generator.
d) None of the above

A solar collector absorvs sunlight and changes it into heat energy.
a) True
b) False

All of the following are problems with using nuclear fission and fusion to produce electricity EXCEPT
a) Nuclear fusion is a very dirty process.
b) Nuclear fission produces radioactive wastes.
c) Scientists are unable to control nuclear fusion process.

Where does most of the energy that Americans use come from?
a) Water
b) Trash
c) Fossil Fuels
d) Sunlight

All of the following are problems with fossil fuels EXCEPT
a) The supply of fossil fuels with eventually run out.
b) Fossil fuels are do not cause air pollution.
c) Burning fossil fuels causes air pollution.

People use wind energy in all of the following ways EXCEPT
a) To pump water
b) Grind grain
c) Throwing a ball
d) Produce electricity

Power plants near the oceans do not capture the energy in waves and tides.
a) True
b) False

Windmilla use wind to power electric generators.
a) True
b) False

What causes geothermal energy?
a) Water
b) Solar Power
c) The heating of rock inside the earth.
d) Electricity

Coal, oil and natural gas are all forms of
a) Fossil Fuels
b) Chemicals
c) Beverages
d) Profit

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