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Overview of the Hydrosphere Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Transpiration is the process that occurs when _____.

Question 2 2. Steam is an example of which part of the water cycle?

Question 3 3. Cloud formation is an example of condensation because _____.

Question 4 4. What are the three main parts of the water cycle?

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

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Question 6 6. Which ecosystem is characterized by high biodiversity and numerous organisms that are nocturnal?

Question 7 7. Which ecosystem is characterized by a photic zone and low biodiversity?

Question 8 8. Why does the biodiversity of estuaries and salt marshes fluctuate?

Question 9 9. Why are primary producers important?

Question 10 10. What is a frozen lake an example of? Choose the best answer.

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Question 11 11. Prevailing winds

Question 12 12. Which of the following is true of continental climates?

Question 13 13. Why is the climate of New York not as mild as the climate of San Diego?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is true of maritime climates?

Question 15 15. What is an object's heat capacity?

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Question 16 16. The interaction between ______ and ______ is an important factor in making the ocean bottom hospitable for life.

Question 17 17. What zone of the ocean do most primary producers live in?

Question 18 18. What is the average salinity of ocean water?

Question 19 19. The combination of which two physical factors influences thermohaline circulation in the ocean?

Question 20 20. How much of the Earth is covered by the oceans?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the thermohaline circulation?

Question 22 22. What factors are the most important driver of thermohaline circulation?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning oceans and circulation patterns?

Question 24 24. Which of the following terms is used to describe large circular ocean currents that are driven mostly by the wind?

Question 25 25. Which of the following ocean circulation patterns brings cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface, supporting marine life in the area?

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Question 26 26. If we know that a mountain has a drainage divide, then what else do we know about the mountain?

Question 27 27. Large river systems are similar to the branching network of a tree, with many small streams connecting and leading to a larger river. The large river is considered the trunk of the tree. Where does the trunk or large river end?

Question 28 28. What is the appropriate term for water that falls on the ground and flows across the surface until it hits a stream?

Question 29 29. What is the appropriate definition of a drainage basin?

Question 30 30. The Mississippi River drainage basin is one of the largest drainage basins in the world. How many US states have a portion of their land within this drainage basin?

Overview of the Hydrosphere Chapter Exam Instructions

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