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Energy Post

1 In the United States, which energy source produces most of our electricity? A solar B natural gas C petroleum D coal 2 Electricity is the movement of A neutrons B protons C electrons D molecules 3 Which task in the average home uses the most energy? A lighting B keeping food cold C washing and drying clothes D heating and cooling the rooms 4 When you turn on a lamp, the electricity changes into what forms of energy? A heat and light B sound and light C electrical and light D heat and electrical 5 Electricity travels in closed loops called A transformers B circuits C shells D generators 6 Which energy source is renewable? A coal B propane C solar D nuclear 7 Which energy source is a fossil fuel? A wind B coal C biomass D hydrogen 8 Which energy source provides gasoline for gas? A petroleum B propane C natural gas D electric 9 Why are some energy sources called renewable? A they are clean and free to use B they take a long time to be remade by nature C they do no produce pollution D they can be remade by nature in a short time

10 Which energy source provides most of our transportation needs? A solar B petroleum C biomass D coal 11 Renewable energy sources provide what percentage of total U.S. energy consumption? A less than 1% B 5-10% C 20-25% D 30-35% 12 What do most power plants use to produce electricity? A photovoltaics B transformers C turbine generators D batteries 13 What is energy? A ability to work B ability to jog in place C ability to produce heat D ability to produce light 14 Which of these is NOT a form of energy? A Thermal B Radiant C Battery D Electrical 15 Thermal energy is produced by moving ____________ A electrons B protons C molecules D elements 16 __________is required to bond atoms together. A chemical energy B radiant energy C nuclear energy D thermal energy 17 Examples of chemical energy are ___________. A food and batteries B food and light C batteries and wind D batteries and electricity 18 Electrical energy is created by ____________. A flying a kite B Thomas Edison's light bulb C moving electrons D opening/closing a circuit 19 Conversion of solar energy is ___________. A radiant energy to electrical energy B radiant energy to mechanical energy C radiant to mechanical to electrical energy D thermal to radiant to electrical energy

20 Efficiency is defined as __________. A useful input compared to total cost B useful output compared to total kilowatts C useful input compared to total output D useful information of how much appliances cost 21 One reason for scientists to continue to invent new products is to ____________. A improve efficiency of appliances B increase carbon footprint C use more fossil fuels D all of the above 22 Which is NOT an example of mechanical energy? A a battery B a wind turbine C a bird in flight D a ball rolling down a hill 23 Which is NOT an example of kinetic energy? A windmill B hydroelectric power C geothermal power D gallon of gasoline 24 Energy can be ___________ from one form to another. A conclusion B converted C confounded D concentrated 25 Which of following is the energy transfer in a battery powered flashlight? A chemical to radiant B radiant to chemical C electrical to sound D nuclear to mechanical 26 All following sources of energy are considered non-renewable: A natural gas, wind, and coal B petroleum, natural gas, and hydroelectric C nuclear, battery, and methane D coal, petroleum, and natural gas 27 One disadvantage of using solar energy is: A it costs a lot of money to create solar cells B when sun isn't shining these is NO power C it's kinetic energy and can't be stored D all of the above 28 Lost energy during an energy conversion leads to it being _____________. A more efficient B less efficient C equally efficient D transformationally efficient 29 The faster an object moves, the _________ kinetic energy it has. A more B less C greater than D supercharged

30 ______________ is an example of potential energy. A riding a bicycle B pushing a cart C a ham sandwich and bag of chips D swinging a baseball bat 31 Another example of potential energy is __________. A a pile of sticks neatly stacked B a pile of sticks being burnt C a pile of sticks being grinded D a pile of sticks being blown by the wind 32 Energy comes in ______ forms. A8 B7 C unlimited D2 33 Energy can be converted from ______ form to _______. A one - many B one - one C two - one D two many 34 Which of following are ALL types of renewable energy sources? A solar, hydroelectric, natural gas, coal B coal, oil, natural gas, diesel fuel C nuclear, wind, geothermal, hydrogen D wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass 35 Which of following are ALL types of non-renewable energy sources? A coal, oil, biomass B geothermal, solar, methane C hydrogen, wind, nuclear D nuclear, coal, oil 36 Energy comes in many forms. Fossil fuels are in form of _______ energy that can be stored and burnt at a later time. A chemical B mechanical C potential D kinetic 37 A washing machine uses _______ energy to create __________ energy in order to wash dirty clothes. A mechanical-electrical B electrical-mechanical C chemical-electrical D nuclear-chemical 38 Which energy transformation takes place when wood is burnt? A nuclear energy transformed to thermal energy B thermal energy transformed to electrical energy C chemical energy transformed to thermal energy D mechanical energy transformed to thermal energy

39 When you stretch a rubber band, you give it _______ energy. A kinetic B electrical C potential D chemical 40 Hitting a nail with a hammer shows transfer of energy from _______ to ________. A mechanical-thermal B mechanical-radiant C kinetic-mechanical D potential-thermal