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Flatlands at high elevations
a) Plateaus b) Mountains c) Rivers d)
Violent, funnel-shapped windstorms
a) Hurricanes b) Tornadoes c) Sandstorms d)
Side of a mountain that receives little rainfall
a) leeward b) forward c) north side d)
Warm waters reach South America's Pacific coast
a) summer b) La Nina c) El Nino d)
made up of nickel and iron
a) mantle b) inner core c) crust d)
Vegetation changes with altitude
a) highland climate b) lowland climate c) tundra d)
water, ice, chemicals, and plants break apart rocks
a) tornadoes b) erosion c) weathering d)
Earth's surface water and groundwater
a) hydrosphere b) biome c) current d)
carries warm water to western Europe
a) North Atlantic Current b) Storm c) Southern Flood d)
The Ring of Fire surrounds the
a) Indian Ocean b) Pacific Ocean c) Atlantic Ocean d)
What percentage of Earth's water is salt water?
a) 97 percent b) 3 percent c) 70 percent d)
How many stages are in the water cycle?
a) 1 b) 8 c) 4 d)
The place where a river empties into another body of water is called its _______.
a) mouth b) source c) river d)
All of the following are biomes EXCEPT?
a) rainforest b) desert c) rain shadow d)
Winds that blow from east to west between the Tropics and the Equator or called?
a) La Nina b) Trade winds c) Westerlies d)
THe name for the collection of plants and animals of all types that live on Earth
a) Biosphere b) Hydrosphere c) Biodiversity d)
Urban areas have higher temperatures because...
a) plants and animals in rural areas absorb more heat b) buildings and pavement absorb and reflect the sun's heat c) more people emit body heat in urban areas d)
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