Harper Earth Science Review 2 Question Preview (ID: 35648)


Lessons 16-18.

A greenhouse gas released in the atmosphere because of burning fossil fuels
a) oxygen
b) methane
c) nitrous oxide
d) carbon dioxide

Burning fossil fuels releases pollution in the air and land. True or False
a) true
b) false
c)
d)

Which of the following is an example of a nonrenewable resource?
a) water
b) sun
c) air
d) oil

Which of the following is NOT a renewable resource
a) soil
b) water
c) fossil fuel
d) solar energy

A hot spot can produce
a) a midocean ridge
b) a chain of islands
c) a rift valley
d) a tectonic plate

Fault- is often used to describe this type of boundary
a) convergent
b) transform
c) divergent
d)

A zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanoes .
a) hot spot
b) Ring of Fire
c) Subduction zone
d) Great Rift Valley

Which of the following is NOT a true statement?
a) mountains form at convergent boundaries
b) seafloor spreading and rift valleys are all created by divergent boundaries
c) earthquakes are formed at transform boundaries
d) mountains form at divergent boundaries

Which of the following describes a transverse plate boundary?
a) two plates collide
b) two plates pull apart
c) two plates slide past each other
d) forms a hot spot

Which best describes a convergent plate boundary?
a) two plates push together
b) two plates pull apart
c) two plates slide past each other
d) two plates move at the same rate

Which best describes a divergent tectonic plate boundary?
a) two plates push together
b) two plates pull apart
c) two plates slide past each other
d) one plates slides under another plate

The lithospheric plates move approximately
a) 1-15 centimeters every year
b) 2 meters every year
c) 2-15 inches every year
d) 7 millimeters every year

Part of the Earth that is divided into pieces and floats on top of the melted portion of the mantle is called the
a) crust
b) asthenosphere
c) core
d) lithosphere

The layer of Earth with the most mass.
a) crust
b) mantle
c) inner core
d) outer core

Layer of Earth made of solid metals (nickel and iron).
a) crust
b) mantle
c) outer core
d) inner core

Layer of Earth made of liquid metals nickel and iron.
a) crust
b) mantle
c) inner core
d) outer core

It is thought that Earth's increasing global temperatures are due to
a) increased levels of oxygen due to burning fossil fuels
b) increase levels of carbon dioxide due to burning fossil fuels
c) decreased levels of oxygen due to burning fossil fuels
d) decreased levels of carbon dioxide due to burning fossil fuels

Fertilizers and pesticides used by farmers contribute to pollution on Earth.
a) true
b) false
c)
d)

Which of the following can humans do help our Earth?
a) farmers can plant crops like soybeans that replenish nutrients to the soil without using fertilizers
b) recycling
c) burn less coal, oil, and natural gas and switch to wind power or solar power
d) all of the above

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