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Praxis Middle School Science: Bodies of Water Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the average salinity of ocean water?

Question 2 2. There are many large formations of snow and ice that would not be considered glaciers. What is a key factor that leads to classification as a glacier?

Question 3 3. While studying a certain area, a geologist observes that the region is mountainous with earthquake and volcanic activity. What kind of area is the geologist studying?

Question 4 4. Which of the following describes the zone of mantle that consists of semisolid rock that is very hot and deformable?

Question 5 5. Where is soil moisture found?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is TRUE with regards to the formation of oceanic ridges?

Question 7 7. When a headland that projects out into the water is eroded by waves, all of the following could result EXCEPT for _____.

Question 8 8. Cloud formation is an example of condensation because _____.

Question 9 9. The interaction between ______ and ______ is an important factor in making the ocean bottom hospitable for life.

Question 10 10. What is a small elevated land form that rises from the depths of the ocean?

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

Question 12 12. A geologist is studying a region with a wide continental shelf. Of the available options, what are they most likely studying?

Question 13 13. Why is Earth called the blue planet?

Question 14 14. What are the three main parts of the water cycle?

Question 15 15. Where on planet Earth would you be most likely to locate a continental glacier?

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Question 16 16. Groundwater makes up how much of Earth's LIQUID freshwater?

Question 17 17. Which theory explains the dynamics of the earth's surface resulting from the interaction of overlying rigid plates with the underlying mantle?

Question 18 18. What zone of the ocean do most primary producers live in?

Question 19 19. What factors are the most important driver of thermohaline circulation?

Question 20 20. Which ecosystem is characterized by high biodiversity and numerous organisms that are nocturnal?

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Question 21 21. Which term describes the outermost shell of the earth that is composed of the earth's crust and the upper part of the mantle?

Question 22 22. The combination of which two physical factors influences thermohaline circulation in the ocean?

Question 23 23. What is a frozen lake an example of? Choose the best answer.

Question 24 24. Steam is an example of which part of the water cycle?

Question 25 25. How much of the Earth is covered by the oceans?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following terms is used to describe the area where plates converge and one plate is driven below the other?

Question 27 27. Why are primary producers important?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the thermohaline circulation?

Question 29 29. Which of the following terms is used to describe mature undulations occurring in open ocean waters?

Question 30 30. Why does the biodiversity of estuaries and salt marshes fluctuate?

Praxis Middle School Science: Bodies of Water Chapter Exam Instructions

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