Holt McDougal Introduction to Geography Chapter 2: Planet Earth Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. _____ are like underground sponges and once depleted, they take a long time to recharge.

Question 2 2. Which river is associated with the Cradle of Civilization?

Question 3 3. Name the landform pictured below:

Question 4 4. What is eccentricity?

Question 5 5. How would sustainable water management be used for a water fountain in a desert environment?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following can be formed by a convergent boundary?

Question 7 7. Land subsidence and sinkholes are the result of:

Question 8 8. Steam is an example of which part of the water cycle?

Question 9 9. What was the accepted theory about the Earth's continents during Wegener's time?

Question 10 10. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

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Question 11 11. Elevation is:

Question 12 12. What shape is the Earth's orbit around the Sun?

Question 13 13. Why would a city give rebates to homeowners who repair leaky toilets?

Question 14 14. All of the following represent challenges to solar energy EXCEPT?

Question 15 15. Why did the Egyptian civilization develop along the Nile River?

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Question 16 16. Surface waters being overdrawn can have what effect?

Question 17 17. The Colorado River and the Gulf of California are examples of _____ which provides a necessary source of energy, drinking water, and crop irrigation.

Question 18 18. The Salinization of soils

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements best describes mechanical weathering?

Question 20 20. Name the landform pictured below:

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Question 21 21. Transpiration is the process that occurs when _____.

Question 22 22. Convection is:

Question 23 23. How much 'new' water is made through the processes of the water cycle?

Question 24 24. Which type of water erosion occurs fairly evenly over an area and might not be noticed until much of the topsoil has been washed away?

Question 25 25. What landform is surrounded by water on three sides?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following areas would be most prone to wind erosion?

Question 27 27. Drip irrigation is _____.

Question 28 28. The mountains in the picture were formed when India collided with Asia. These mountains were formed by

Question 29 29. Water covers 70% of the Earth's surface. Of that, 97% of all the water on Earth comes from _____, while 3% is _____.

Question 30 30. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

Holt McDougal Introduction to Geography Chapter 2: Planet Earth Chapter Exam Instructions

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