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 #3 : Fossil Fuels

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

Possible Answers:

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

Fossil fuels are relatively cheap to extract.

Extracting fossil fuels creates jobs and boosts the economy.

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

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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