STAAR Science - Grade 8: Earth's Structure & Topography Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 2 2. Where in the Milky Way galaxy is our solar system located?

Question 3 3. Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean?

Question 4 4. Why is plate tectonics a unifying theory in geology?

Question 5 5. Index contours are

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Question 6 6. What happens to a contour line as it crosses a river or stream?

Question 7 7. Topography is

Question 8 8. Which of the following is an example of chemical weathering?

Question 9 9. In its early stages, the Earth looked much different than it does now. How would you differentiate between the two stages?

Question 10 10. Erosion and deposition can create all of the following landforms except

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is not an action you can take to protect your watershed?

Question 12 12. How long after the Earth was formed did it take to achieve the state we recognize now?

Question 13 13. Weathering can be caused by

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a definition of a watershed?

Question 15 15. The Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau are the result of a collision between plates of which two kinds of lithosphere?

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Question 16 16. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is an example of what type of plate boundary?

Question 17 17. Groundwater occurs in _____.

Question 18 18. If you want to know what a symbol on a topographic map means, you would look in the ___

Question 19 19. About how much of the Earth is water?

Question 20 20. A mole burrowing through the soil is an example of

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Question 21 21. The Earth was under continuous bombardment by meteorites and comets as it formed and continued to take shape. What was the significance of comets hitting the Earth during that time?

Question 22 22. Most effects of groundwater movement are _____.

Question 23 23. What are two NATURAL effects of groundwater movement on the landscape?

Question 24 24. What is the name for circulation of hot rocks in the mantle?

Question 25 25. On a topographic map, contour lines indicate

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Question 26 26. At what type of plate boundary does subduction occur?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 28 28. How did the Earth most likely form?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 30 30. Contour intervals are

STAAR Science - Grade 8: Earth's Structure & Topography Chapter Exam Instructions

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