PLACE Elementary Education: Earth Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is the inner core solid?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is true about the Hawaiian islands?

Question 3 3. What type of weather is associated with an air mass that has a classification of mT in the summer?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT one of Earth's four spheres?

Question 5 5. What are the three circulation cells in each hemisphere?

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

Question 7 7. Wind is forced to rise when it hits a mountain. The rising air then cools, and the moisture within it condenses into snow. This process is an example of _____.

Question 8 8. We look up in the sky and see a cloud. Which sphere is this cloud in?

Question 9 9. Why is rain not part of the atmosphere?

Question 10 10. Your family has decided to vacation in Europe during the early fall. If you wanted to know the climate during that time of year, which of the following data would you NOT want to use?

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Question 11 11. Why are plants and animals part of the biosphere?

Question 12 12. If you watch the Weather Channel or view weather information online, you will often see either high or low pressure moving across the central United States. This part of the country is exposed to weather coming out of the north or from the south, depending on prevailing conditions. What type of weather pattern would you expect to see from competing fronts?

Question 13 13. Where in the Milky Way galaxy is our solar system located?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is true about weather and climate?

Question 15 15. How did the Earth most likely form?

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Question 16 16. The terrestrial planets do not include:

Question 17 17. Based on the front pictured below, which front is advancing over the other?

Question 18 18. If you were viewing this weather symbol, what type of weather conditions would you expect to be occurring in the area?

Question 19 19. One possible hypothesis for the odd rotation of Venus is:

Question 20 20. The interior of the Earth is part of which sphere?

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Question 21 21. A pressure gradient force is

Question 22 22. Cloud formation is an example of condensation because _____.

Question 23 23. Which statement about the four spheres of Earth is true?

Question 24 24. Which winds blow towards the poles and work to create the Ferrell cells?

Question 25 25. The Arabian Desert is located in Western Asia and stretches from Yemen to the Persian Gulf and from Oman to Jordan and Iraq. What type of atmospheric circulation was MOST likely responsible for the creation of the Arabian Desert?

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Question 26 26. Which part of the Earth is the lithosphere?

Question 27 27. How much 'new' water is made through the processes of the water cycle?

Question 28 28. What happens to air as it expands?

Question 29 29. This is a small icy body that orbits in the solar system and develops a tail of gas as it approaches the sun:

Question 30 30. The orbits of the planets are in the same plane because:

PLACE Elementary Education: Earth Science Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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