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The Earth Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How are Eastern Europe and West Asia similar?

Question 2 2. What major geographical feature divides the main regions of the African continent?

Question 3 3. In terms of physical geography, where is the border between North America and South America?

Question 4 4. Which of these features would have been impossible without weathering?

Question 5 5. Which is NOT a type of weathering?

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Question 6 6. Which is an example of biological weathering?

Question 7 7. Which of the following does NOT explain why it is always warm at the Equator?

Question 8 8. Which of the following of Earth's properties is responsible for daytime and nighttime?

Question 9 9. Where is the Arctic Circle located?

Question 10 10. Which of these is true of Earth?

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Question 11 11. In geodesy, what is defined as a force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume?

Question 12 12. What is defined as the study of Earth's shape and size?

Question 13 13. In its early stages, the Earth looked much different than it does now. How would you differentiate between the two stages?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Where in the Milky Way galaxy is our solar system located?

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Question 16 16. What denotes height above or below sea level?

Question 17 17. What denotes how far east or west a point is on the globe relative to the prime meridian?

Question 18 18. What denotes how far north or south a point is on the globe relative to the equator?

Question 19 19. The Earth is roughly a sphere. Because of its shape, the Earth is divided into _____ equal slices, equal to the number of degrees in a circle.

Question 20 20. The International Date Line is a relatively new idea. This is because modern travel and instantaneous communication make it necessary to keep track of time globally. The International Date Line was established around the year _____.

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Question 21 21. The International Date Line is located halfway around the world from an imaginary line called the _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following is a key difference between detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks?

Question 23 23. David is analyzing a rock. He knows that it was revealed by erosion and he can see large crystal structures through the magnifying glass. Which kind of rock is David analyzing?

Question 24 24. On a school trip, Jenny learned about a gigantic volcanic eruption and saw some of the rocks it formed. Which kind of rocks did she see?

Question 25 25. How do scientists gather data about the interior layers of the earth?

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Question 26 26. After an earthquake, P waves, or compression waves

Question 27 27. What do scientists think causes some volcanoes to be explosive?

Question 28 28. Which two continents make up the entirety of the Western Hemisphere?

Question 29 29. Which is an example of chemical weathering?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a factor affecting Earth's seasons and climate?

The Earth Chapter Exam Instructions

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