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Cycles and Layers of the Earth Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which part of the Earth is the lithosphere?

Question 2 2. Surface waters being overdrawn can have what effect?

Question 3 3. On a school trip, Jenny learned about a gigantic volcanic eruption and saw some of the rocks it formed. Which kind of rocks did she see?

Question 4 4. Land subsidence and sinkholes are the result of:

Question 5 5. How much 'new' water is made through the processes of the water cycle?

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Question 6 6. Siltstone is a secondary rock formed from particles of weathered rock accumulating and becoming compact. Which of the following categories does this type of rock best fit into?

Question 7 7. What happens to sediments in a reservoir?

Question 8 8. Where is a rain shadow effect most likely to occur?

Question 9 9. How does construction of a dam along a river affect fish?

Question 10 10. What is capable of impacting climate by holding heat in the atmosphere?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a key difference between detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks?

Question 12 12. Using the law of superposition, put the following layers in order from oldest to youngest: yellow, orange, purple, red, green, blue.

Question 13 13. Which is NOT a prioritized reason water is stored in reservoirs?

Question 14 14. Uniformitarianism states:

Question 15 15. Which of the following substances is inorganic?

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Question 16 16. An unconformity is:

Question 17 17. The Salinization of soils

Question 18 18. Which of the following is FALSE about flooding?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a rock?

Question 20 20. Which statement is TRUE?

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Question 21 21. In this rock formation, the Law of _____ states that the layers will be formed in a _____ manner.

Question 22 22. _____ are like underground sponges and once depleted, they take a long time to recharge.

Question 23 23. Which statement best describes how the beaches in Hawaii are formed?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT an atmospheric effect on the climate?

Question 25 25. When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?

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Question 26 26. Transpiration is the process that occurs when _____.

Question 27 27. Steam is an example of which part of the water cycle?

Question 28 28. Weather is to climate as _____ is to _____.

Question 29 29. Why are dikes and levees constructed?

Question 30 30. Which of the following events is LEAST likely to trigger a tsunami?

Cycles and Layers of the Earth Chapter Exam Instructions

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