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APES Energy Part 1

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  • Q1
    All of the potential energy in the bond of coal is not able to be converted into electrical energy. Which law of thermodynamics explains this?
    Second Law
    Neither Law
    First Law
    30s
  • Q2
    Which of the following sources of energy is renewable?
    Natural Gas
    Geothermal
    Coal
    Nuclear
    30s
  • Q3
    Which sector of the American society utilizes the most energy?
    Transportation
    Industry
    Residential
    Commercial
    30s
  • Q4
    Which sector of American Society utilizes the least energy?
    Residential
    Transportation
    Residential
    30s
  • Q5
    During what time frame did petroleum take over as the largest energy source for the United States?
    2000s
    1920s
    1950s
    1990s
    30s
  • Q6
    Using clean coal is a new process to reduce emissions. One aspect is to capture emissions before they enter the atmosphere. What component is responsible for this?
    Pulverizers
    Gypsumizers
    Wet Scrubbers
    Lime Sequesters
    30s
  • Q7
    Which emission from burning coal is the most problematic?
    Carbon Dioxide
    Sulfur Dioxide
    Carbon Monoxide
    Methane
    30s
  • Q8
    What is happening to the Economic Return on Investment (EROI) for petroleum?
    It is decreasing over time
    It is stable
    It is increasing over time
    30s
  • Q9
    Which of the following currently has the highest Economic Return on Investment (EROI)?
    Coal
    Wind
    Hydroelectric
    Nuclear
    30s
  • Q10
    What element is best utilized to produce nuclear energy?
    Plutonium - 238
    Uranium - 238
    Plutonium - 235
    Uranium - 235
    30s
  • Q11
    What type of reaction produces the energy needed to heat water and create steam at a nuclear power plant?
    nuclear fission chain reaction
    Protonic fission chain reaction
    Neutronic fusion chain reaction
    nuclear fusion chain reaction
    30s
  • Q12
    Which element is utilized in the production of nuclear energy to slow down the chain reaction and prevent explosions?
    Carbon
    Berilium
    Boron
    Nitrogen
    30s
  • Q13
    Which type of nuclear reactor is safer to use?
    Pressurized water reactor
    Boiling water reactor
    30s
  • Q14
    What is the first location for storage of spent fuel rods?
    Dry casks on site
    In space
    In the Yucca Mountains
    Pool casks on site
    30s
  • Q15
    What is the equivalent of 1 watt?
    100 Joules / second
    1 Joule / second
    1 kWh
    1000 KJ
    30s

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