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Flatlands at high elevations
a) Plateaus
b) Mountains
c) Rivers

Violent, funnel-shapped windstorms
a) Hurricanes
b) Tornadoes
c) Sandstorms

Side of a mountain that receives little rainfall
a) leeward
b) forward
c) north side

Warm waters reach South America's Pacific coast
a) summer
b) La Nina
c) El Nino

made up of nickel and iron
a) mantle
b) inner core
c) crust

Vegetation changes with altitude
a) highland climate
b) lowland climate
c) tundra

water, ice, chemicals, and plants break apart rocks
a) tornadoes
b) erosion
c) weathering

Earth's surface water and groundwater
a) hydrosphere
b) biome
c) current

carries warm water to western Europe
a) North Atlantic Current
b) Storm
c) Southern Flood

The Ring of Fire surrounds the
a) Indian Ocean
b) Pacific Ocean
c) Atlantic Ocean

What percentage of Earth's water is salt water?
a) 97 percent
b) 3 percent
c) 70 percent

How many stages are in the water cycle?
a) 1
b) 8
c) 4

The place where a river empties into another body of water is called its _______.
a) mouth
b) source
c) river

All of the following are biomes EXCEPT?
a) rainforest
b) desert
c) rain shadow

Winds that blow from east to west between the Tropics and the Equator or called?
a) La Nina
b) Trade winds
c) Westerlies

THe name for the collection of plants and animals of all types that live on Earth
a) Biosphere
b) Hydrosphere
c) Biodiversity

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

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