Class 8 Science Chapter 3 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) of Coal and Petroleum. MCQs are now important part of school examinations and very effective to clear the concept of the chapter in particularly science subject. All the multiple choice questions are taken from NCERT Textbooks only and answers also confined to NCERT Books only. Practicing these questions ensure scoring good marks in exams and helps in the preparation of chapter for terminal tests.

Class 8 Science Chapter 3 MCQ Online Test

Class: 8Science
Chapter: 3Coal and Petroleum
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Session:2024-25

Class 8 Science Chapter 3 MCQ Test with Explanation

Class 8 Science Chapter 3 MCQ with suitable answers and explanation are given below. All the questions are verified by the subject experts. If still there is any error, please inform us for modification. There are more than 75 questions in the sets of 10 questions. All the questions are confined to NCERT Textbooks for Class 8 Science only. Click on Start a New Test and get a set of 10 questions as a new test.

Q1

Read the following statements and choose the correct one(s):

[A]. Coal is one of the fuels used to cook food.
[B]. When heated in air coal burns and produces mainly carbon dioxide gas.
[C]. Coal tar is black, thick liquid with an unpleasant smell.
[D]. All the above
Q2

Paheli is writing some statements. She wants to know in which of the following statements is or are correct?

[A]. Petroleum, coal and natural gas are fossil fuels.
[B]. Forest and coal are exhaustible natural resources
[C]. Decantation can be used to separate a mixture of petroleum and water
[D]. All the above
Q3

Petroleum was formed from organisms:

[A]. Living on the land
[B]. Living on the planets
[C]. Living in the sea
[D]. Living on the rocks
Q4

Boojho appeared in class test where he wrote some statements but he confused to know the incorrect statement. Would you help him to know that?

[A]. Compressed natural gas is less polluting fuel than petrol and diesel.
[B]. Under high temperature and pressure did plants get slowly convert to coal.
[C]. Wildlife is an exhaustible natural resource.
[D]. Resources which are present in unlimited quantity in nature are called exhaustible natural resources.
Q5

Which of the following is not a constituent of petroleum?

[A]. Paraffin wax
[B]. Lubricating Oil
[C]. Petrol
[D]. Coke
Q6

Which of the following statement is or are incorrect?

[A]. Petroleum gas in liquid form (LPG) is used as fuel in homes and industries.
[B]. Kerosene is used as fuel for stoves, lamps and jet aircrafts.
[C]. Diesel is used as fuel for heavy motor vehicles, electric generators.
[D]. Paraffin is used in paints and road surfacing.
Q7

Naphthalene balls are obtained from coal tar and are used as:

[A]. Mosquito repellent
[B]. Honeybee repellent
[C]. Moth repellent
[D]. Snake repellent
Q8

Which substance is formed by the carbonization of dead vegetation?

[A]. Coal
[B]. Coke
[C]. Coal gas
[D]. Coal tar
Q9

Paheli is writing some statements. She wants to know in which of the following statements is or are correct?

[A]. Coal is hard, black, combustible mineral that consists mainly of carbon.
[B]. The slow process by which the dead plants buried deep under the earth have coal is called carbonization.
[C]. Coal is important because it can be used as a source of heat energy.
[D]. All the above.
Q10

Coal is formed from the remains of:

[A]. Vegetation only
[B]. Animals only
[C]. Both vegetation and animals
[D]. Neither vegetation nor animals
Q11

Which of the following statement is or are incorrect?

[A]. In 1859, the world’s first oil well was drilled in Pennsylvania in the USA.
[B]. The process of separating crude petroleum oil into more useful fraction is called refining.
[C]. The separation of petroleum into different fractions is done by the process of “fractions distillation”.
[D]. None of the above.
Q12

Consider the following statements and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. he petroleum gas which has been liquefied under pressure is called liquefied petroleum gas.
[B]. Natural gas consists mainly of methane with small quantities of ethane and propane.
[C]. When natural gas is compressed by applying pressure, it is called compressed natural gas.
[D]. Natural gas is called an uncleaned fuel because it burns with producing smoke.
Q13

Exhaustible natural resources are:

[A]. Unlimited in quantity
[B]. Not dependent on nature
[C]. Limited in quantity
[D]. Not exhausted by human activities
Q14

Boojho is writing some statements, choose the incorrect statement and help him:

[A]. Those chemicals which are obtained from petroleum and natural gas are called petrochemicals.
[B]. Petrochemical are very important because they are used to manufacturing a wide range of useful material.
[C]. The burning of fossil fuel is a major source of air pollution and global warming.
[D]. None of the above
Q15

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

[A]. Coke
[B]. Coal tar
[C]. Coal gas
[D]. CNG
Q16

People are advised to save petrol while driving. Considered the sentences and choose the correct statements which are fits to saving petrol.

[A]. Drive the vehicle at a constant and moderate speed as possible.
[B]. Switch off the vehicle’s engine at traffic lights or at a place where a person has to wait.
[C]. Ensure correct air pressure in the tyres of vehicles.
[D]. All the above.
Q17

The various compounds present in coal tar are separated by the process of:

[A]. Simple distillation
[B]. Destructive distillation
[C]. Fractional distillation
[D]. Fractional crystallization
Q18

Which is the major component of LPG and CNG?

[A]. Hydrogen, Ethane
[B]. Carbon dioxide, Propane
[C]. Butane, Methane
[D]. Propane, Butane
Q19

Paheli is writing some sentences about fossil fuel as “we should use fossil fuel only when absolutely necessary” because:

[A]. It will ensure the availability of fossil fuel for a longer period of time.
[B]. It will reduce air pollution and lead to a cleaner environment.
[C]. It will reduce the risk of global warming.
[D]. All the above
Q20

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

[A]. Coal
[B]. Petroleum
[C]. Sunlight
[D]. Minerals
Q21

Consider the following statements, choose the incorrect one:

[A]. Those natural resources which are present in unlimited quantity in nature and are not exhausted by human activities called inexhaustible natural resources.
[B]. Those natural resources which are present in limited quantity in nature and can be exhausted by human activities are called exhaustible natural resources.
[C]. Coal and petroleum and natural gas and air are also non-renewable resources of energy.
[D]. None of the above
Q22

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

[A]. Minerals
[B]. Water
[C]. Soil
[D]. Plastic
Q23

Paheli is writing some statement which is given by her teacher. Would you help him to choose the incorrect statements?

[A]. Fossils are the remains of the pre-historic plants or animals, buried under the earth millions of years ago.
[B]. Fossil fuels are exhaustible natural resources.
[C]. The slow process by which the dead plants breathe deep under the earth have become coal is called carbonization.
[D]. Coal is used to make Coca-Cola.
Q24

Consider the following statement and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. Coal gas, coal tar and coke are called products of coal.
[B]. The strong heating of coal is the absence of air is called “destructive distillation” of coal.
[C]. Coal tar is a thick, black liquid having an unpleasant smell which is obtained by heating coal in the absence of air.
[D]. Coal is used in the manufacturing of copper and aluminum.
Q25

In which of the following sentences is or are correct?

[A]. Fossil fuels can be made in the laboratory.
[B]. CNG is more polluting fuel than petrol.
[C]. Kerosene is not a fossil fuel.
[D]. Coal tar is a mixture of various substances.

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