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Earth & Space Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.

Question 2 2. Thermohaline circulation is also known as _____ because it acts to move water throughout the entire ocean, distributing nutrients as well as regulating temperature and salinity.

Question 3 3. How many days does it take the earth to revolve around the sun?

Question 4 4. What best describes the Earth's inner core?

Question 5 5. Biology influences soil formation because

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Question 6 6. Which statement is true about air pressure?

Question 7 7. When looking at a mountain, where are you likely to view rain falling?

Question 8 8. The mantle has a consistency most like which of the following?

Question 9 9. What is defined as an imaginary line drawn through the North and South Poles?

Question 10 10. What is continental deflection?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements correctly describes waves?

Question 12 12. Weather is to climate as _____ is to _____.

Question 13 13. This is a minor planet that's made up of metal and/or rock:

Question 14 14. Which of the following terms is used to describe mature undulations occurring in open ocean waters?

Question 15 15. This is a small icy body that orbits in the solar system and develops a tail of gas as it approaches the sun:

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Question 16 16. Which of these is true of areas located near the equator?

Question 17 17. A _____ is an object that may one day become a _____ if it survives its journey through Earth's atmosphere:

Question 18 18. Physical characteristics of soil

Question 19 19. What makes up much of the outer core?

Question 20 20. Tidal friction causes:

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Question 21 21. The area of the atmosphere that makes radio communication possible is called the _____.

Question 22 22. If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?

Question 23 23. The effect of a tidal wave slowing down the rotation of Earth is called (a/the):

Question 24 24. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's _____ is broken into pieces that move around on top of the _____.

Question 25 25. A day when the earth's axis is either closest or farthest from the sun is known as a

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Question 26 26. The movement of continents over the earth's surface influences climate by which of the following?

Question 27 27. Where is most of Earth's water located?

Question 28 28. Due to the ___ on (the) ___ we expect the moon to ___ over a long period of time:

Question 29 29. How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements about the relationship between plunging breakers and spilling breakers is FALSE?

Earth & Space Science Chapter Exam Instructions

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