AP Environmental Science : Advantages and Disadvantages of Fossil Fuels

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Environmental Science

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Advantages And Disadvantages Of Fossil Fuels

All of the following are true of fossil fuels EXCEPT for which answer choice?

Possible Answers:

Extracting fossil fuels creates jobs and boosts the economy.

At this point in history, fossil fuels are relatively plentiful.

Fossil fuels are relatively cheap to extract.

It takes a very long time for fossil fuels to form.

Fossil fuels are cleaner sources of energy than geothermal energy.

Correct answer:

Fossil fuels are cleaner sources of energy than geothermal energy.

Explanation:

Fossil fuels are notoriously dirty sources of energy, and their pollution is often expensive and/or difficult to control.

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