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practice_exam_III__spring_06 - 1 To make decisions about...

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Unformatted text preview: 1) To make decisions about energy alternatives, we need to ask: 1) How much will be available in the short term, intermediate term, and long term? 2) How much will it cost to develop, phase in, and use? 3) What are the potential environmental impacts? 4) What is this source’s energy yield? 5) All of the above 2) Since the mid-19805 oil production per person in the world has 1) increased rapidly 2) increased slightly 3) stayed about the same 4) declined 3) Which country has the largest reserves of petroleum associated with tar sands 1) United States 2) Mexico 3) Canada 4) Saudi Arabia 5) Former Soviet Union 4) Which of the following is currently not one of the top 5 oil producing states/regions in the US? 1) Alaska 2) California 4) Gulf of Mexico 3) Texas 5) Pennsylvania 5) Which state is not a major consumer of coal for electricity generation? 1) West Virginia 2) Pennsylvania 3) Virginia 4) Kentucky 5) Washington 6) Which of the following are important elements in coal formation? 1) Land based plants 2) plankton 3) temperature 4) All of the above 5) 1 + 3 6) 2 + 3 7) The fossil fuels include, 1) petroleum 5) tar sands 2) coal 6) All of the above 3) natural gas 7) 1 + 2 + 3 4) oilshales 8)1+2+3+4 8) Gasoline-electric hybrid __ 1) vehicles are currently available to US consumers 2) vehicles are fuel efficient 3) buses are used for mass transit in Seattle 4) Use hydrogen fuel cell technology 5) 1 + 2 ®1+2+3 7) All of the above 9) What is coal mostly used for in the US? 1) home heating 2) industrial heating 3) electricity generation 4) transportation 5) steel production 10) Present US coal use, 1) causes acid rain 2) produces more carbon dioxide when compared to the other fossil fuels 3) releases large amounts of mercury to the atmosphere 4) will likely significantly decrease in the next 5 years and be replaced by Nuclear Power 5) l + 2 6) l + 2 + 3 7) 1 + 2 + 4 8) all of the above 11) The world oil production peak will likely occur in the next 1) 0- 25 years 2) 25 - 50 years 3) 50 - 100 years 4) 100 — 200 years 5) > 200 years 12) World oil supplies and prices are expected to be controlled over the long term by 1) Former Soviet Union 2) United States 4) OPEC 3) Canada 5) Asia 13) The dominant source of renewable energy in the US is: 1) wood 2) fuel cells 3) wind 4) solar 5) geothermal 6) hydroelectric 14) Approximately _ nuclear plants are presently being constructed (2005) in the US. 1) O 3) 5 —- 10 2) 1-5 4) more than 100 15) The Three Gorges Dam is going to 1) be located in China 2) be the largest dam in the World 3) provide electricity for approximately 150 million people 4) reduce the countries dependence on coal 5) decrease carbon dioxide emissions from that country 6) All of the above 7) 1 + 2 8) 1 + 2 + 3 9) 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 16) The original energy source for the majority of renewable resources is: 1) gravity 2) radioactivity Within the earth 3) the rotational energy of the earth 4) the sun 5) the oceans 17) Environmental impacts of energy produced from biofuels include, 1) Net carbon dioxide generation 2) Acid Rain 3) Could compete with cropland 4) Large amount of land required 6) 3 + 4 5) All of the above 7) 2 + 3 + 4 18) In the United States, the fastest rate of growth in energy use comes from 1) Coal 2) Petroleum 3) Nuclear 4) Renewable sources 19) Chernobyl, 1) was the worst nuclear energy disaster ever 2) resulted in more than 1000 human deaths 3) flung radioactive dust into the atmosphere and impacted more than 5 different countries 4) is a city located in China 5) All of the above 6) 1 + 2 + 3 20) States with potentially recoverable deposits of oil shale include: 1) Colorado 2) Wyoming 3) Utah 4) All of the above 21) _ is the dirtiest fossil fuel to burn 1) Wood 2) Oil 3) Natural gas 4) Biomass 5) Coal 22) The following changes have occurred in the energy balance of the US over the last 10 years: 1) consumption has increased and imports have decreased 2) consumption has increased and imports have remained constant 3) consumption has increased and imports have increased 4) consumption has decreased and imports have increased 23) Which is the US’ best immediate energy option? 1) Hydrogen 2) Find and burn more fossil fuels 3) Cut out unnecessary energy waste by improving energy efficiency 4) Build more nuclear power plants 5) Renewable energy sources 24) What is meant be uranium enrichment? 1) increasing the total Uranium concentration 2) decreasing the total Uranium concentration 3) increasing the U-235 concentration 4) increasing the U-238 concentration 5) decreasing the U-235 concentration 25) The 100 plus nuclear power plants in the US generate about % of the country’s electricity 1) 1 2) 5 3) 20 4) 50 5) 75 True/False (1-True, 2- False) 26) At present consumption rates, the US has at least 50 years of natural gas reserves 27) At present consumption rates, the US has at least 50 years of coal reserves 28) The true cost of gasoline in the US is approximately 2 to 5 times greater then is actually paid at the pumps 29) Great Britain continues today to dump low-level radioactive waste into the ocean 30) The majority of the spent high-level fuel rods are already being stored at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. 31) In the US numerous new dams are being planned to generate hydroelectric energy 32) There were numerous fatalities associated with the Three Mile Island Nuclear disaster. 33) In the US, the nuclear power industry has received more federal funding than any of the other energy industries 34) The US is at the cutting edge compared to other countries in terms of advancements associated with “green” technologies 35) Burning coal produces more carbon dioxide than the other fossil fuels per equivalent energy generator 36) Tar sand mining and processing to recover liquid petroleum requires large amounts of water 37) Tar sand mining and processing to recover liquid petroleum requires large amounts of “energy in” 38) Transportation of high-level nuclear energy and nuclear weapons waste that has already been generated would require approximately 5 truckloads per day for the next 30 years 39) Nuclear energy generation is one of the major sources of the observed atmospheric increases in carbon dioxide emissions 40) Infrastructure is the primary limiting factor in the use of natural gas 41) At present rates of production, non-OPEC nations will control the majority of the petroleum reserves in 2020. 42) Within the next 10 years in the World, renewable energy sources will produce more energy than non- renewable sources 43) Natural gas is derived only from the decomposition of land plants 44) There is an approximate 95% energy savings when aluminum that has been recycled is used rather than aluminum that has been mined 45) There is a large potential to derive energy using photovoltaic technologies in the desert South West 46) Virginia Tech recycles a lower percentage of their materials than average US citizens 47) The concept used in the present design for landfills originated from waste disposal practices used in World War II 48) Photovoltaic technologies presently being used in buildings in China is cost comparable to energy provided using traditional energy sources 49) The US generates and uses 70% of the world supplies of wind energy 50) There are no environmental impacts associated with the generation of electricity using wind power [email protected] IOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO H600000000000000000000000000000 GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOO OOOOO OOOOO OOOOO V M N WRIT ONTHEBACK OF THIS SHEET. 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