Ch 1 Honors Exam

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Ch 1 Honors Exam - Quiz

This Exam will cover units 1-5 in Chapter 1. GOOD LUCK!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Describe what a Meteorologist does.  Why are they often criticized?
  • 2. 
    The inner core is made of a solid metal. Why is this?
    • A. 

      No reason, that

    • B. 

      Because of the intense pressure of the other layers beating down on the core.

    • C. 

      Because the core is so hot the core turns from solid to liquid.

    • D. 

      Because the weight of the crust is beating down on the core.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    The life-forms of the biosphere are located in the ____.
    • A. 

      Geosphere only

    • B. 

      Hydrosphere and atmosphere only

    • C. 

      Atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere

    • D. 

      Hydrosphere only

  • 4. 
    Which sequence shows increasing ecological levels of organization?
    • A. 

      Organism, population, community, ecosystem

    • B. 

      Ecosystem, population, organism, community

    • C. 

      Community, ecosystem, population, organism

    • D. 

      Population, organism, ecosystem, community

  • 5. 
    A  ________________________ is a scientists who studies fossils.
    • A. 

      Paleontologist

    • B. 

      Oceanographer

    • C. 

      Meteorologist

  • 6. 
    What type of map is this? (Type political, physical, or thematic. SPELLING COUNTS!)
  • 7. 
    What are three driving sources of energy behind all life on earth ?
    • A. 

      Storage, transfer, conversion

    • B. 

      Convection,transfer,energy

    • C. 

      Nuclear, coal, storage

  • 8. 
    Which region of Mexico has the MOST volcanoes?
    • A. 

      Northern Mexico

    • B. 

      Southern Mexico

    • C. 

      The eastern coast

  • 9. 
    What types of climate does Iceland have?
    • A. 

      Tundra and marine west coast

    • B. 

      Marine west coast and humid continental

    • C. 

      Tundra and subarctic

    • D. 

      Marine west coast and subarctic

  • 10. 
    What type of map is this? (Type political, physical, or thematic. SPELLING COUNTS!)
  • 11. 
    In toxicology, the amount of a toxic agent which enters the body is the:
    • A. 

      Administered dose

    • B. 

      Ingested dose

    • C. 

      Effective dose

    • D. 

      Intake dose

  • 12. 
    Worldwide use of lead addititives in gasoline in automobiles was originally restricted because:
    • A. 

      Lead free gasoline extends an automobile engine's life

    • B. 

      Allows refiners to manufacture oxygenated fuels

    • C. 

      Lead is a toxic pollutant

    • D. 

      Leaded gasoline can poison catalytic converters

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a primary "greenhouse" gas because it is anthropogenic and absorbs the largest amount of long wave infrared radiation in the Earth's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • B. 

      Ozone

    • C. 

      Water vapor

    • D. 

      Methane

  • 14. 
    Which is an example of a non-renewable resource?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Wood

    • C. 

      Wheat

  • 15. 
    What might happen if there are too many people on Earth?
    • A. 

      There might not be enough food and water for everyone.

    • B. 

      There might not be enough room to move around.

    • C. 

      The continents might sink into the oceans.

  • 16. 
    What does "sustainable" mean?
    • A. 

      Available to everyone.

    • B. 

      Capable of being used for a long time.

    • C. 

      Related to light and heat.

  • 17. 
    Which is an example of biomass energy?
    • A. 

      A coal-burning generator.

    • B. 

      A wood-burning stove.

    • C. 

      A gasoline-burning car.

  • 18. 
    Which event led to a major increase in carbon being released into the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      The Industrial Revolution

    • B. 

      The Civil War

    • C. 

      The American Revolution

  • 19. 
    If the polar ice caps melt, which state would be most affected?
    • A. 

      New Mexico

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Minnesota

  • 20. 
    How have humans increased the rate of extinction?
    • A. 

      Humans consume too much oxygen, preventing other species from breathing.

    • B. 

      Humans have been forced to destroy dangerous, violent species.

    • C. 

      Humans re-shape their environment, putting preasure on other species.

  • 21. 
    Ten bean seedlings in one setup were grown in the dark, while ten seedlings in another setup were grown in sunlight.  All other growth conditions were kept the same in both setups.  The seedlings grown in the dark were white with long, slender stems.  These seedlings soon died.  The seedlings grown in the sunlight were green and healthy. Which hypothesis was most likely being tested in this investigation?
    • A. 

      Plants grown in the dark cannot perform the process of respiration

    • B. 

      Sunlight is necessary for the normal growth of bean plants

    • C. 

      Light is necessary for the germination of bean seeds

    • D. 

      Light is necessary for proper mineral absorption by plants

  • 22. 
    Is this right?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 23. 
    A(n) _____________________ variable is something that the scientist wants to remain the same throughout the entire experiment.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Controlled

    • C. 

      Dependent

    • D. 

      Staysame

  • 24. 
    A inference is......?
    • A. 

      Step by step instructions to complete an investigation

    • B. 

      Information that is collected

    • C. 

      An educated guess based on prior experiences

    • D. 

      An explanation of an observation that must be logical and can change after more observations are made

  • 25. 
    A(n) _______________________ is the 1 thing in an experiment that is changed or manipulated by the scientist.
    • A. 

      Dependent

    • B. 

      Controlled

    • C. 

      Independent

    • D. 

      Variable

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