NAME: ___________________________________________ DATE: _____________ CLASS: ______________



1. The energy in fossil fuels such as coal is stored as . . . .

a. chemical energy

b. electrical energy

c. thermal energy

d. nuclear energy

6. Compared to incandescent light bulbs, fluorescent bulbs . . . .

a. use more energy

b. use less energy

c. use the same amount of energy

d. make people want more power

2. What energy source provides the nation with the most energy?

a. coal

b. natural gas

c. petroleum

d. electricity

7. Which sector of the economy consumes the most energy?

a. transportation

b. commercial

c. industrial

d. residential

3. Which residential task uses the most energy?

a. lighting

b. heating water

c. heating and cooling rooms

d. refrigerators

8. Electricity usage is measured in . . . .

a. amperes

b. volts

c. kilowatt-hours

d. current

4. Most energy conversions produce . . . .

a. light

b. heat

c. motion

d. sound

9. A kilowatt is equal to . . . .

a. 10 watts

b. 50 watts

c. 75 watts

d. 1000 watts

5. The major use of coal in the United States is to . . . .

a. fuel trains

b. heat homes and buildings

c. make chemicals

d. generate electricity

10. The average cost of a kilowatt-hour of electricity in our region . . . .

a. 1-10 cents

b. 10-25 cents

c. 25-99 cents

d.1-5 dollars

Created for the NTEP II program on behalf of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.