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All of the outer planets in the solar system are large except
a) Saturn
b) Uranus
c) Neptune
d) Pluto

The first atmosphere of Earth was made mostly of
a) helium
b) carbon dioxide
c) oxygen
d) methane

The change in the position of a nearby star as ween from different points on Earth's orbit compared with position of a faraway star is called
a) blue shift
b) parallax
c) red shift
d) a variable star

The number of hydrogen atoms that fuse to form helium atom is
a) two
b) four
c) six
d) eight

The heaviest element formed in the car of a star is
a) iron
b) helium
c) carbon
d) nitrogen

An underwater mountain chain that is formed by sea-floor spreading is called
a) rift valley
b) island arc
c) mid-ocean ridge
d) trench

The large well developed crystals found in some samples of granite are a sign that
a) the lava from which it formed cooled rapidly
b) the magma contained a lot of dissolved gases
c) the lava from which it formed cooled slowly
d) water deposited minerals in the rock samples

What role do convection currents have in regulating climate
a) They set up atmospheric circulation.
b) They prevent deep water currents
c) They restrict energy to local use.
d) They ensure a balance of precipitation

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Coriolis effect causes winds moving toward the North Pole to be defelcted in which of the following ways?
a) Winds are turning to the right.
b) Winds are turning to the left.
c) Winds are deflected in unpredictable patterns.
d) Winds are not deflected by Coriolis effect.

When a moving air mass encounters a mountain range, the air mass
a) stops moving.
b) slows and sinks.
c) rises and cools.
d) reverses its direction.

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