The social costs of resource use (pretest)

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Which of the following would not be considered a renewable resource? a. oxygen b. natural gas c. freshwater d. trees
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b. natural gas
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What is an advantage to alternative energy technology? a. Using alternative energy technology increases the demand for fossil fuels. b. Most alternative energy technologies use nonrenewable resources. c. Alternative energy technology can reduce the environmental impact of burning fossil fuels. d. There is no advantage to using an alternative energy technology.
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c. Alternative energy technology can reduce the environmental impact of burning fossil fuels.
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Which is an advantage to using nonrenewable resources? a. They can be cheaper. b. They can have a lower impact on the environment. c. They can be used up rapidly. d. They can contribute to global warming
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a. they can be cheaper
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How might a dependence on fossil fuels lead to international security risks? a. The greater demand for fossil fuels with decreasing supplies could lead to an increase in competitive action over limited resources. b. A dependence on fossil fuels could lead more countries to produce oil, leading to greater competition for sales. c. An increase in dependence on fossil fuels could lead to lower costs for oil, causing disputes between producer and consumer countries. d. All of the above
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a. The greater demand for fossil fuels with decreasing supplies could lead to an increase in competitive action over limited resources.
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Which of the following is a social consequence of global fuel dependence? a. rising costs of oil b. increase in atmospheric pollution levels c. poverty causing lack of access to fossil fuel resources d. an increase in the production of fossil fuels
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c. poverty causing lack of access to fossil fuel resources
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Concerns over a global dependence on fossil fuels include environmental, economic, and social consequences.
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true
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Which of the following is not a concern associated with fossil fuel dependence? a. global warming b. rising prices c. increased competition d. increased development
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d. increased development
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Which of the following resources can be extracted from the ocean floor? a. oil b. natural gas c. minerals d. all of the above
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d. all of the above
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Which of the following is a possible cost of using renewable resources? a. loss of animal species b. land degradation c. lower availability of freshwater d. all of the above
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d. all of the above
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Global fossil fuel dependence can lead to an increase in oil prices.
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true

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