Block 2 Earth Science A Pre-test

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Earth Science Quizzes & Trivia

Please try to do your best on this pre-test.   You will receive 10 pts for taking this exam.   Your score will not count against you.   GRADEBOOK:  This is NOT linked to the grade book, so it will take time for me to post this in the grade book for you. Please give me 7 school days to do so. Thank you, Mrs. L


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A chart showing the amount of rain each month in a region is an example of a scientist's_________________. (AZ HS Science S1:C2:PO5 and 9-10.RH7)
    • A. 

      Variables

    • B. 

      Inferences

    • C. 

      Data

    • D. 

      Conclusions

  • 2. 
    A scientific explanation that can be tested by observation or experiment is a(n)__________. (AZ HS Science S1:C1:PO3)
    • A. 

      Inference

    • B. 

      Simulation

    • C. 

      Variable

    • D. 

      Hypothesis

  • 3. 
    What type of scientist studies the solid Earth? (AZ HS Science S2:C2:PO1)
    • A. 

      Geologist

    • B. 

      Oceanographer

    • C. 

      Astronomer

    • D. 

      Meteorolgist

  • 4. 
    What is the hardest known mineral? (AZ HS Science S6:C1:PO1)
    • A. 

      Talc

    • B. 

      Quartz

    • C. 

      Diamond

    • D. 

      Gold

  • 5. 
    Rock that forms from the cooling of magma below the surface or lava at the surface is called ________________________.  (AZ HS Science S6:C1:PO3)
    • A. 

      Sedimentary rock

    • B. 

      Metamorphic rock

    • C. 

      Igneous rock

    • D. 

      Coarse-grained rock

  • 6. 
    A series of processes on Earth's surface and interior that slowly changes rocks from one kind to another is called ___________________.  (AZ HS Science S6:C1:PO2)
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Crystallization

    • C. 

      The rock cycle

    • D. 

      Evaporation

  • 7. 
    The technique in which scientists calculate the age of a sample based on the amount of meaning radioactive isotopes it contains is called _______________.  (AZ HS Science S6:C2:PO8)
    • A. 

      Fossil record

    • B. 

      Relative dating

    • C. 

      Miller-Urey experiment

    • D. 

      Radioactive dating

  • 8. 
    If the Coast Guard warns of a giant wave of water approaching the shore as a result of a major earthquake, they are warning of ___________________. (AZ HS Science S6:C1:PO4)
    • A. 

      An after shock

    • B. 

      Liquefaction

    • C. 

      A tsunami

    • D. 

      Landslides

  • 9. 
    A large stream of moving water that flows through the oceans is called a(n) _____________. (AZ HS Science S6:C2:PO1)
    • A. 

      Current

    • B. 

      Wave

    • C. 

      Tide

    • D. 

      Undertow

  • 10. 
    The diagram above shows four layers of Earth’s atmosphere. Which of the following correctly labels the layers represented by A, B, C, and D (from Earth moving upward) in the correct sequence? (AZ HS Science S6:C2:PO15) 
    • A. 

      Troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere

    • B. 

      Thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere

    • C. 

      Troposphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, stratosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere, troposphere, thermosphere, stratosphere