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Understanding Water's Role on Earth Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT an agent of erosion?

Question 2 2. The process where rocks and minerals are broken down by the elements of nature is called _____.

Question 3 3. How much 'new' water is made through the processes of the water cycle?

Question 4 4. Cloud formation is an example of condensation because _____.

Question 5 5. When a headland that projects out into the water is eroded by waves, all of the following could result EXCEPT for _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following terms is used to describe mature undulations occurring in open ocean waters?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning oceans and circulation patterns?

Question 8 8. What factors are the most important driver of thermohaline circulation?

Question 9 9. How does ion exchange remove salts from water?

Question 10 10. Under what circumstances does desalination make sense?

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Question 11 11. During which of the following tides do we see the tidal range between high and low tide at its maximum?

Question 12 12. When do neap tides occur?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding fish living in ocean environments?

Question 14 14. How have seabirds adapted to life near the ocean?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a vertical light zone?

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Question 16 16. Which zone is the deepest vertical zone in the ocean?

Question 17 17. El Niño is the _____ of the eastern Pacific Ocean, and La Niña is the _____.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT true about ENSO events?

Question 19 19. What is the Coriolis effect?

Question 20 20. Thermohaline circulation is also known as _____ because it acts to move water throughout the entire ocean, distributing nutrients as well as regulating temperature and salinity.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following can NOT be found dissolved within ocean water?

Question 22 22. Which of the following samples of ocean water would be most dense?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a way that glaciers change landforms?

Question 24 24. Transpiration is the process that occurs when _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following labels (from left to right) correctly identify the wave features indicated in the image?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following ocean circulation patterns brings cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface, supporting marine life in the area?

Question 27 27. What does electrodialysis involve?

Question 28 28. Why are estuaries home to diverse marine life not found elsewhere?

Question 29 29. What characteristic do marine algae and plankton have in common?

Question 30 30. What is a characteristic that changes between vertical ocean zones?

Understanding Water's Role on Earth Chapter Exam Instructions

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