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Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future, 12e (Wright) Chapter 14 Energy from Fossil Fuels 1) Potential environmental damage results from the harvesting of fossil fuels and A) the transportation and waste products generated by their use. B) their transportation and storage. C) their storage and waste products. D) the transportation, storage, and waste products generated by their use. Answer: D Diff: 2 LO: 1: Energy sources and uses 2) The oil spill that destroyed BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 affected all of the following catastrophically, except A) marine organisms on both the surface and bottom. B) tourism and fishing economies of the Gulf states. C) atmospheric and water pollution. D) agricultural production in the northern parts of the Gulf states. Answer: D Diff: 2 LO: 2: Exploiting crude oil 3) Which of the following statements is true or accurate about the Deepwater Horizon event of 2010? 4) For most of human history, and in developing countries today, the major source of energy has been pg. 1
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5) The early Industrial Revolution primarily relied on fossil fuels to 6) In the United States from the Civil War to World War II, the most important fuel was A) natural gas. B) coal. C) wood. D) oil. Answer: B Diff: 1 LO: 1: Energy sources and uses 7) The heavy reliance upon coal from the late 1800s through the 1940s was most apparent to anyone standing outside in 8) People living in cities from the late 1850s through at least the 1930s, often
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