SO245 Lesson 3 Exam

Question 1 (5 points)

All of the following are problems related to wind power, except
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Question 2 (5 points)

Which carbon-rich compound is found in the Earth in liquid form?
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Question 3 (5 points)

In general, the efficiency of an internal combustion engine is thirty percent. The remaining seventy percent is mainly dissipated as _______ energy.
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Question 4 (5 points)

The amount of energy required to raise one pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit equals one
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Question 5 (5 points)

Two students are discussing energy sectors in the United States. Student 1 claims that the commercial sector includes automobiles and churches. Student 2 agrees but also includes construction in the commercial list. Who is correct?
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Question 6 (5 points)

Energy efficiency is reduced as we _______ the number of steps needed to get energy from its source to useful work.
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Question 7 (5 points)

Which statement regarding nuclear fission is true?
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Question 8 (5 points)

According to the third law of thermodynamics, energy ceases to exist at a temperature called absolute zero. This is considered a(n) _______ limit.
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Question 9 (5 points)

_______ energy is a fundamental need for life on Earth.
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Question 10 (5 points)

Which statement best describes the major disadvantage of geothermal energy?
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Question 11 (5 points)

The three stages in the combustion of gas in an internal combustion engine are combustion, thermal energy, and _______ energy.
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Question 12 (5 points)

_______ is a vital, rare earth mineral extracted from briny pools located in the Andes.
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Question 13 (5 points)

Wind power capacity in the United States has increased annually by _______ percent.
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Question 14 (5 points)

In which part of the United States are geothermal power plants found?
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Question 15 (5 points)

How many calories in a kilocalorie?
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Question 16 (5 points)

A watt is the equivalent of one _______ per second.
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Question 17 (5 points)

Which statement is false as regards hydroelectric power?
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Question 18 (5 points)

Which sector has consistently used the greatest percentage of energy in the United States?
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Question 19 (5 points)

The United States produced 16 quadrillion BTUs of which type of energy in 2017?
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Question 20 (5 points)

Burning biomass for fuel expresses carbon _______, because it balances the amount of carbon added and removed from the atmosphere.
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Date Due: 
Friday, June 12, 2020


SO245 Lesson 3 Exam

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