Energy and Mineral Resources > Concept #2 Quiz
U.S. government buildings
oxidized remains of iron-bearing material
remains of organic material (carbon)
remains of inorganic material (silicon)
their energy content was derived from ancient sunlight, trapped in the material
coal beds and petroleum reservoir rocks contain abundant fossils
their oxygen and nitrogen contents were derived from the ancient atmosphere
carbon dioxide, released when they burn, contributes to the greenhouse effect
manufacturing processing in the production of steel
production of carbon black, synthetic diamonds
for home and industrial space heating
to generate electricity
a. at the cores of arched stratified layers
b. at the cores of depressed stratified layers
c. at salt domes
both a. and b.
both a. and c.
Match the type of oil and gas trap with its description:
Using the pulldown boxes, match each item on the left to the corresponding item at right.
The diagrams are of "oil and gas traps." The top left one is an "anticlinal" trap (see next question). Match the labels on the diagrams with the appropriate description:
For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.
Identify the elements of the illustrated anticlinal oil trap by selecting the correct response.
Match the type of oil and gas trap with the description of its formation:
much of the rocks within the boundaries of the country act as a structural trap
the government resells much of the oil produced in the other countries of the Middle East
much of the rocks are oil shale and oil sand
the government pumps oil from off shore, in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean
sandstone is more abundant than shale
sandstone is more permeable than shale, so fluids may flow through it faster
shale is more porous so the oil tends to leak out over time
shale, especially black shale, is much richer in primary organic matter than is sandstone
Coal imports into the U.S.A. have been rising steadily since about 1950.
North and South America have about equal reserves of good-grade coals.
By 2010, imported petroleum will account for over half of the U.S.A. consumption.
By the year 2010, Russia and the other components of the former Soviet Union will probably be importing large amounts of petroleum from South Africa.
Identify the North American source of each of the indicated resources by selecting the correct response.