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Which of Earth's shperes includes the oceans,groundwater, lakes, and glaciers?
a) the atmosphere
b) the hydropshere
c) the biosphere
d) the geosphere

What layer of Earth's geosphere is below the upper mantle?
a) crust
b) mantle
c) lower mantle
d) outer core

What are two sources of energy for the Earh system?
a) lightning and the sun
b) the sun and Earth's interior
c) the sun and wind
d) Earth's interior and the wind

Resources that can be replenished over a relatively short time span are called
a) fossil fuesl
b) renewable resources
c) non renewable resources
d) mineral resources

Which of the following is NOT an example of a renewable resource?
a) cotton
b) lumber
c) chicken
d) iron

Earth's four major spheres
a) bioshpere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and geosphere
b) astrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and hydrosphere
c) atmosphere, geosphere, oceansphere, and bioshpere
d) geosphere, atmosphere, bioshpere, and ecosphere

Which two are map projections that are a flat representation of Earth that shows directions accurately, but distorts sizes and distances.
a) Robinson and Conic
b) Mercator and Gnomic
c) Conic and Robinson
d) Gnomic and Gnomic

A system is
a) any size group of interacting parts that forms a whole
b) a small group of interacting parts that forms a whole
c) a medium sized group of interacting parts that forms a whole
d) a large group of interacting parts that forms a whole

Earth's weather and ocean circulation are powered by energy from the
a) earth's interior
b) sun
c) El Nino and La Nina
d) Ocean's currents

A resource that can be replenished in a relatively short time span
a) non renewable
b) renewable
c) mineral
d) contour

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