Energy Science Quiz

You Should Know These Basic Energy Concepts

Take this quiz to see if you understand the basic concepts about what energy is and the different types of energy.
Take this quiz to see if you understand the basic concepts about what energy is and the different types of energy. Mischa Keijser / Getty Images

1. Can energy be destroyed or created?

3. Which sector of society uses the most energy?

5. Electrical energy can be obtained from which of the following?

8. Global warming primarily is concerned with the increase of which gas in the atmosphere?

13. Natural gas and propane are burned to release energy. Why is propane more often used in rural areas and for gas grills?

14. The highest quality coal for energy purposes is:

15. Until recently, only which country could produce the steel reactor vessel needed for nuclear power plants?

16. Which fossil fuel is refined to make gasoline?

17. Solar ponds are unable to heat water as hot as water heaters.

19. Approximately how much energy from a coal-burning power plant actually gets converted into electricity?

20. Energy conversions most often produce:

Energy Science Quiz

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Nice try! You had trouble with some of the quiz questions, but you completed the quiz. Now you know which areas about energy you can focus on to learn more. You might want to review the definition of energy in science and know examples of types of energy. Ready for another quiz? See whether you're a science trivia whiz.

Energy Science Quiz

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