Resource conservation (pretest)

What two countries have nearly 50% of global coal reserves?
a.
United States and Canada
b.
United States and Russia
c.
Brazil and Russia
d.
Brazil and Canada
b. united states and russia
Which of the following is a nonrenewable resource?
a.
hydropower
b.
biomass
c.
geothermal power
d.
coal
d, coal
Which of the following renewable energy sources can be used for electricity, vehicle fuel, and heat?
a.
wind
b.
biomass
c.
geothermal
d.
water
b. biomass
Natural resources in the environment must be allocated responsibly. Why is the location of resources a concern?
a.
Some areas have more access to resources than others.
b.
Human populations are sometimes concentrated in areas that are lacking resources.
c.
Areas with fewer resources may need to buy resources from other areas.
d.
All of the above
d. all of the above
Imports of lumber into the United States were down 50% in 2008.
true
How does the recycling of paper differ from the recycling of other products?
a.
Recycling paper has no measurable effect on the environment.
b.
Recycled paper products are more common than other recycled products.
c.
Other types of recyclable products, such as plastic, are always reused in recyclable products, while paper is not.
d.
Recycling paper reduces both air and water pollution.
d.
Recycling paper reduces both air and water pollution.
Recycling paper reduces water use.
true
Which of the following statements about using geothermal energy is not true?
a.
Geothermal energy can be used to fuel vehicles.
b.
Geothermal energy can be used as a source of electricity.
c.
Geothermal energy can be used as a source of heat.
d.
Geothermal energy is a renewable resource.
a.
Geothermal energy can be used to fuel vehicles.
Which statement best describes the availability of nonrenewable energy resources?
a. Their supplies will be completely used up within ten years.
b. They are readily available in all countries.
c. Their exact amounts are not currently known.
d. They are stored in primary forests around the world.
c. Their exact amounts are not currently known.
The five main sources of renewable energy can be used to fuel vehicles.
false