Worksheet: Fossil Fuels and Biofuels

In this worksheet, we will practice comparing the production, composition, advantages, and disadvantages of fossil fuels and biofuels.

Q1:

Which of the following is not an accurate description of both biofuels and fossil fuels?

  • A They are extracted from deposits in the ground.
  • B They are burned to release energy.
  • C They can be used to generate electricity or drive automobiles.
  • D They release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when burned.
  • E They require industrial processing before they become a useful fuel.

Q2:

Which of the following is a major difference between biofuels and fossil fuels?

  • ABiofuels are biological in origin, while fossil fuels are inorganic.
  • BBiofuels are considered carbon neutral, while fossil fuels are not.
  • CBiofuels release more energy than fossil fuels.
  • DBiofuels are generally cheaper than fossil fuels.
  • EBiofuels do not release carbon dioxide when they burn, while fossil fuels do.

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