Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which statement about the four spheres of Earth is true?

Question 2 2. Which of Earth's interior layers is liquid iron?

Question 3 3. Why are plants and animals part of the biosphere?

Question 4 4. Which parts of the Earth are contained in the lithosphere?

Question 5 5. How do we know that seismic waves have reached a new layer in the Earth's interior?

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Question 6 6. How does the mantle differ from the crust?

Question 7 7. Why can both P and S waves travel through the mantle?

Question 8 8. What is the cause of earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains on Earth?

Question 9 9. Why is the inner core solid?

Question 10 10. How are mantle plumes and hot spots related?

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Question 11 11. We look up in the sky and see a cloud. Which sphere is this cloud in?

Question 12 12. Which is NOT one of Earth's four spheres?

Question 13 13. How can you tell where one sphere ends and the next one begins?

Question 14 14. The interior of the Earth is part of which sphere?

Question 15 15. Why is rain not part of the atmosphere?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is true about the Hawaiian islands?

Question 17 17. If scientists can ONLY detect P waves in a certain layer of the Earth's interior, what does that tell us?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT one of Earth's four spheres?

Question 19 19. Which of the following events is LEAST likely to trigger a tsunami?

Question 20 20. A plant rooted in the ground has a connection to which sphere(s)?

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Question 21 21. How does the inner core differ from the outer core?

Question 22 22. Which part of the Earth is the lithosphere?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a reason that sphere interactions are important?

Question 24 24. What happens to P waves when they reach the outer core?

Question 25 25. Which statement best describes how the beaches in Hawaii are formed?

Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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