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All of the following are sources of energy derived from the ocean except -
a) coal
b) tides
c) waves
d) thermal

Which of these energy sources originates from a nonrenewable resource?
a) geothermal
b) solar
c) fossil fuel
d) hydro electric

If there were a slight increase in the amount of solar energy that reached the Earth, there would be an immediate increase in -
a) volcanic activity
b) erosion
c) evaporation
d) ground water flow

In which type of rock are fossils most likely to be found?
a) Igneous intrusive
b) Sedimentary
c) Metamorphic
d) Igneous extrusive

What is the greatest environmental cost of hydroelectric power?
a) Destruction of free-running rivers and their ecosystems
b) Decreased species diversity in the new lake
c) Fish kills due to the turbines
d) ncreased flooding downstream

The Southern Hemisphere is warmer in January than in July because -
a) the cold winds are concentrated in the Northern Hemisphere
b) it is experiencing summer
c) the hole in the ozone layer allows more heat into the atmosphere
d) the sun puts out more energy

The breakdown of rocks and minerals into smaller particles without a change in composition is called -
a) metamorphic foliation
b) igneous intrusion
c) mechanical weathering
d) chemical precipitation

Which of these is most important in determining how a rock was formed?
a) Composition and texture
b) Luster and hardness
c) Size and weight
d) Color and shape

When granite is subjected to high enough amounts of heat and pressure to change it but not melt it, granite changes into -
a) sediments
b) a sedimentary rock
c) an igneous rock
d) a metamorphic rock

Which of these describes the most common way that material is added to a continental shelf?
a) Deposition of continental sediments
b) Eruption of continental volcanoes
c) Evaporation from continental watersheds
d) Subduction of continental plates

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