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Which statement describes the motion of Earth around the Sun?
a) The speed of Earth is constant regardless of its distance from the Sun. b) The speed of Earth is constant because the distance remains the same between Earth and the Sun. c) Speed increases the farther Earth is from the Sun. and decreases the closer it is to the Sun d) Speed increases the closer Earth is to the Sun and decreases the farther it is from the Sun.
If it is summer in the northern hemisphere, which statement is true?
a) Earth has changed the tilt of its axis by 20 degrees due to its revolution. b) It is winter in the southern hemisphere due to the tilt of Earth's axis. c) It is summer in the southern hemisphere due to the tilt of Earth's axis. d) Earth has reached its closest point to the Sun due to its revolution.
How does a straight alignment between Earth, the Sun, and the Moon impact the tides on Earth?
a) It produces the greatest change in high and low tides. b) It produces the least change in high and low tides. c) It produces semidiurnal tides. d) It produces diurnal tides.
Which describes the difference between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion?
a) Nuclear fission is the process that produces radiant energy of stars, fusion splits a heavier nucleus into smaller nuclei b) Nuclear fission splits a heavier nucleus into smaller nuclei, and fusion is the process that produces radiant energy of stars c) Nuclear fission produces the energy in the core of Earth, and nuclear fusion produces energy in nuclear power plants. d) Nuclear fission produces energy in nuclear power plants, and nuclear fusion produces the energy in the core of Earth.
How does heat from the Sun get to Earth?
a) by radiation, using electromagnetic waves to transfer the heat b) by convection, using liquids and gases to transfer the heat c) by conduction, using solids to transfer the heat d) by absorption, using primary waves to transfer the heat
Why do green plants require solar energy?
a) to produce their own food b) to absorb nitrogen into their roots c) to release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere d) to decompose the dead or decaying remains of animals
Which structure can form as a result of a divergent plate boundary?
a) a continental volcanic arc, due to the collision of two plates b) a continental mountain, due to the collision of two plates c) a mid-ocean ridge, due to the separation of two plates d) an ocean trench, due to the separation of two plates
Which would produce the most severe earthquake damage along the surface of Earth?
a) an earthquake with a deep focus and a magnitude of 2.5 b) an earthquake with a shallow focus and a magnitude of 2.5 c) an earthquake with a deep focus and a magnitude of 4.5 d) an earthquake with a shallow focus and a magnitude of 4.5
Scientists are studying a graph showing the time differences between the seismic P-waves and the siesmic S-waves as they travel through Earth. Which information can they learn from the graph?
a) the magnitude of an earthquake b) the duration of an earthquake c) the epicenter of an earthquake d) the intensity of an earthquake
Which agent of erosion leads to the formation of sand dunes?
a) ice b) wind c) water d) gravity
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