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Question 22 Annual rainfall rates in a desert are less than _______________ 18" 10" 5" 2' Question 23 Which inland sea has nearly dried up as a result of human induced desertification? Aral

Question 22 

Annual rainfall rates in a desert are less than _______________ 

18" 

10"

 5"

 2'

Question 23 

Which inland sea has nearly dried up as a result of human induced desertification? 

 Aral Sea 

Black Sea

 Dead Sea 

Hudson Bay

Question 24 

 Desert pavement is produced when __________________. 

 there is not enough rain for plants to grow 

the wind blows away silt and clay, leaving only the coarser material 

rattlesnakes move coarse material aside when digging their holes

 local paving companies have completed a desert road

Question 25 

There are several benefits of solar energy. Which is one of the most important benefits of using solar energy? 

It helps prevent heat waves, as the solar panels absorb large amounts of heat. 

Solar energy systems do not produce air pollutants or carbon dioxide.

 Unlike wind or coal power, solar energy can be utilized equally in every state. 

The installation cost of solar panels is negligible compared to the amount of energy they produce

Question 26 

Oil and natural gas are found in which of the common rock types?

(hint, the rocks must be porous)

 igneous

 sedimentary 

metamorphic 

all rock types

Question 27 

In the United States of America,

___________ is the number one producer of crude oil.

____________ is the number one producer of natural gas.

 California, Texas 

Texas, Texas

 Oklahoma, Texas

 Oklahoma, Wyoming 

North Dakota, Oklahoma

Question 28 

Which of the following statements are true about geothermal energy?

A. Geothermal energy can help to generate electricity. This geothermal heat produces stream. The steam is then used to drive a turbine, which generates electricity.

B. The major regions of geothermal developments are in the most volcanically and tectonically active regions of the world.

C. Geothermal energy is quite unreliable and inconsistent for power generation, as the geothermal energy supply may be exhausted rapidly. A supply can last from 6 months to over 30 years. 

 A and C

 A and B 

A , B and C

B and C

Question 29 

Nuclear power is produced by splitting _________ atoms. The heat from the chain reaction that follows then boils water, which powers turbines that generate ___________. 

 A. Carbon ; B. rain

 A. Diamond ; B. thermal power

A. Uranium; B. electricity 

A. hydrogen; B. atomic bombs.

Question 30 

 ___________________ crude oil serves as a benchmark for crude oil pricing in North America 

 Arabian Standard (ASC)

 West Texas Intermediate (WTI) 

Venezuela Standard

 Pensylvania

Question 31 

 What is the most important thing you must have to generate wind power? 

 a steady source of wind

 lots of hurricanes 

large sails

 a large area of land

Question 32 

Regarding gas hydrates, which of the following statements are correct?

A. Gas hydrates are composed of methane enclosed in frozen water.

B. Gas hydrates form under low pressure and low temperature conditions.

C. Gas hydrates are found near the ocean floor and beneath Arctic permafrost.

 A and B

 B and C 

A and C

 B and C

 A, B and C

Question 33 1 pts Hydroelectric power produces _____________ percentage of US energy needs? 

 17.5 % 

10% 

1 % 

5 %

Question 34 

 Which of the following is NOT a common Oil and Gas Trap? 

Anticlinal 

Fault 

Stratigraphic

Sealing

Question 35 

 Nonrenewable resources are classified as such because they _____________? 

 are very hard to find

 take millions to years to form into significant deposits

 are so expensive that we cannot use them over and over 

are found only in countries that do not allow mining

Question 36 

In the US, there has been an exponential increase in solar electricity production since the year 2010. Which of the following statements are correct?

A. Solar energy production was approximately 500 Million Kilowatt -hours /month in the year 2010

B. Solar energy production was approximately 35,000 Million Kilowatt -hours /month in the year 2016

C. The solar energy production has increased by approximately 70 times from 2010 to 2016. 

 A and C

 A and B 

A , B and C

 None of the above.

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