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Which of the following is powered by energy from Earth's interior
a) erosion b) a volcano c) weather d) ocean circulation
The sun's energy drives which of the following processes
a) volcanic eruptions b) earthquakes c) weather and ocean circulation d) mountain building
What is the driving force for the movement of the lithospheric plates?
a) heat form the sun b) unequal distribution of heat within Earth c) heat in the atmosphere d) unequal distribution of heat in the oceans
The theory of plate tectonics helps scientists explain
a) how ocean currents move ober Earth's surface b) why hurricanes occur c) how earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur d) why Earth's core is less dense than the mantle
The outer planets- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune- are made up of
a) hydrogen, helium, and water b) iron, nickel, and carbon dioxide c) carbon, oxygen, and methane d) water, carbon dioxide, ammonia, and methane
What is the study of the atmosphere and the processes that produce weather and climate?
a) oceanography b) geology c) meteorology d) astronomy
Which object is largest
a) globular cluster b) galaxy c) star d) planet
Which of the following is NOT one of the main areas of Earth science
a) geology b) oceanography c) astrology d) astronomy
When does the summer solstice occur in the Northern Hemisphere
a) June 21 b) March 21 c) September 21 d) December 21
The sun is a
a) black hole b) black dwarf c) main-sequence star d) red giant
Eart's core is made of an alloy of
a) iron and nickle b) copper and iron c) zinc and magnesium d) iron and zinc
Groundwater is found underground in the zone of
a) aeration b) soil c) saturation d) sediment
Material deposited directly by a glacier is called
a) a kettle b) rock flour c) till stratified drift d) till
Which of the following is NOT a factor that affects the rate of weathering in rocks?
a) biological evolution b) climate c) rock characteristics d) amount of exposed surface area
The greenhouse gas carbon dioxide helps to
a) deflect harmful radiation from space b) increase precipitation in arid areas c) form clouds in the atmosphere d) maintain warmth near Earth's surface
Freshwater is used for which of the following?
a) drinking b) growing food c) cooking d) all of the above
Fossils are only found in
a) Intrusive igneous rocks b) foliated metamorphic rocks c) sedimentary rocks d) nonfoliated metamorphic rocks
Which of the following is an environmental hazard created by humans?
a) air pollution b) flood c) hurricane d) earthquake
Which of the following is an example of a renewable resource?
a) iron b) petroleum c) energy from flowing water d) coal
Resources that can be replenished over a relatively short time span are called
a) fossil fuels b) renewable resources c) nonrenewable resources d) mineral resources
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