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The sphere that represents all of the Earth's water in any phase; solid, liquid or gas.
a) hydrosphere
b) lithosphere
c) atmosphere
d) biosphere

The sphere that represents all of the living organisms on Earth is the...
a) geosphere
b) lithosphere
c) atmosphere
d) biosphere

The sphere that consists of all the rock, sand, soil and Earth's plates.
a) atmosphere
b) biosphere
c) lithosphere
d) hydrosphere

The Earth is surrounded by a blanket of gases known as air. The sphere represented by air is..
a) lithosphere
b) atmosphere
c) biosphere
d) hydrosphere

The burning of fossil fuels has the greatest and most direct impact on the
a) rock cycle
b) water cycle
c) carbon cycle
d) nitrogen cycle

Carbon is removed from the atmosphere through what event or process?
a) photosynthesis
b) respiration
c) digestion
d) transpiration

Where is carbon stored in the largest amounts on Earth?
a) atmosphere
b) oceans or hydrosphere
c) lithosphere
d) biosphere

What is the possible path of movement of nitrogen in the nitrogen cycle?
a) soil-air-plants-air-animals
b) soil-animals-plants-air-soil
c) air-animals-soil-plants-air
d) air-soil-plants-animals-soil-air

What are the primary sources of energy that drive the movement of matter among resevoirs?
a) the Sun and the planets
b) animal and solid Earth
c) solar and geothermal
d) plants and animals

In which resevoir is dissolved carbon dioxide abundant?
a) fossil fuels
b) oceans
c) organic waste
d) plants

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