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The Earth, Weather & Erosion Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is TRUE about the seasonal variation of water temperatures?

Question 2 2. What is the cause of seasonal variation?

Use this material to answer question #3

Adam lives in Australia. He keeps a journal of the air temperatures throughout the year. In one column he writes the date. In the next column he writes a description, like 'It's a hot day.' In the last column he records the temperature in degrees, like 'It's 26 degrees Celsius.'

Question 3 3. In Adam's journal, which information is an example of qualitative data?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT an aeolian landform?

Question 5 5. What is the process of breaking down and moving particles from one place to another?

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Question 6 6. Which type of wind erosion carries particles into the atmosphere?

Question 7 7. _____ in the sand dunes keep sand from washing away or blowing away.

Question 8 8. Houses and roads near the beach can _____ if too much sand washes away.

Question 9 9. What is beach erosion?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT an example of observing a natural phenomena over time?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a technique for measuring something over a long period of time?

Question 12 12. Which of the following scientific disciplines do NOT require observing natural phenomena over time?

Question 13 13. Which type of water erosion is created by rivers and streams?

Question 14 14. What is the difference between rill erosion and gully erosion?

Question 15 15. What is an example of something humans do that can contribute to water erosion?

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Question 16 16. What is a cold front?

Question 17 17. A weather map might indicate an area of higher pressure. What does that mean for the forecast?

Question 18 18. Scientists who study the atmosphere and predict the weather are called _____.

Question 19 19. A metal pipe is exposed to rain for many years and it rusted. This is an example of _____.

Question 20 20. Which is NOT a cause of mechanical weathering?

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Question 21 21. An example of erosion is _____.

Question 22 22. What kind of dating can we establish with the principle of fossil succession?

Question 23 23. Two outcrops containing one index fossil each can only be matched up if scientists also find a third outcrop containing _____.

Question 24 24. An index fossil represents a species that _____.

Question 25 25. Sloped land is vulnerable to soil erosion because _____ pulls loose soil downhill.

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Question 26 26. _____ is a type of soil erosion in which a large area of topsoil slides downhill as a uniform sheet.

Question 27 27. When something erodes, it _____.

Question 28 28. If this kind of front happens in winter, there is probably going to be some wintry weather happening.

Question 29 29. On a weather map, a symbol with a sun and some clouds means this:

Question 30 30. The symbol for this means there will be lots of rain and lightning.

The Earth, Weather & Erosion 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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