NCERT Class VIII Science Solutions: Chapter 5-Coal and Petroleum Part 1 (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Question 1:

Various materials which are obtained from nature are called natural resources. Which of the following is not a natural resource?

  1. Minerals
  2. Water
  3. Soil
  4. Plastic

Answer: D

What is Natural Resources

Question 2:

Air is a natural resource and cannot be exhausted by human activities. It is known as inexhaustible natural resource. Which of the following is another inexhaustible natural resource?

  1. Coal
  2. Petroleum
  3. Sun-light
  4. Minerals

Answer: C

Question 3:

Which of the following is a pair of exhaustible natural resources?

  1. Coal and soil
  2. Air and sun-light
  3. Water and petroleum
  4. Wild life and minerals

Answer: D

Exhaustible Resources

Question 4:

Coal is processed in industries to get some useful products. Which of the following is not obtained from coal?

  1. Coke
  2. Coal tar
  3. Coal gas
  4. CNG

Answer: D

Question 5:

Exhaustible natural resources are:

  1. Unlimited in quantity.
  2. Not dependent on nature.
  3. Limited in quantity.
  4. Not exhausted by human activities.

Answer: C

Question 6:

Fossil fuels are obtained from:

  1. Remains of non-living materials.
  2. Dead remains of birds only.
  3. Dead remains of insects only.
  4. Dead remains of living organisms.

Answer: D

Question 7:

Coal is formed from the remains of

  1. Vegetation only
  2. Animals only
  3. Both vegetation and animals
  4. Neither vegetation nor animals

Answer: A