Ch 1 Section 2 A View Of The Earth

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Ch 1  Section 2    A View Of The Earth - Quiz

This set of questions is taken from Chapter 1 Section 2.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the three main parts of the geosphere?
    • A. 

      Atmosphere, crust, core

    • B. 

      Crust, mantle, core

    • C. 

      Lithosphere, mantle, core

    • D. 

      Asthenosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere

  • 2. 
    What is the driving force for the movement of the lithospheric plates?
    • A. 

      Heat from the sun

    • B. 

      Unequal distribution of heat within Earth

    • C. 

      Heat in the atmosphere

    • D. 

      Unequal distribution of heat in the ocean

  • 3. 
    The theory of plate tectonics helps scientists explain _________________ .
    • A. 

      How ocean currents move over Earth's surface

    • B. 

      Why hurricanes occur

    • C. 

      How earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur

    • D. 

      Why Earth's core is less dense than the mantle

  • 4. 
    Which of Earth's spheres includes the oceans, groundwater, lakes and glaciers?
    • A. 

      The atmosphere

    • B. 

      The hydrosphere

    • C. 

      The biosphere

    • D. 

      The geosphere

  • 5. 
    Earth's four major spheres are the ______________________ .
    • A. 

      Hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere

    • B. 

      Hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere

    • C. 

      Hydrosphere, geosphere, lithosphere, and asthenosphere

  • 6. 
    The theory of ________________ provides a model to explain how volcanoes and earthquakes occur and how continents move.
  • 7. 
    Take a look at the following diagram of the Earth's Crust.   Based upon what you see,  what are the two types of Crust in the geosphere?
    • A. 

      Oceanic crust

    • B. 

      Atmospheric crust

    • C. 

      Continental crust

    • D. 

      Seafloor spreading crust

  • 8. 
    Based upon what you see in this diagram of the crusts of the geosphere.   Choose the BEST answer that is true.
    • A. 

      Oceanic crust is thicker than continental crust

    • B. 

      Continental crust is thicker than oceanic crust

    • C. 

      Oceanics crust is much dryer that continental crust

  • 9. 
    Glaciers would be a part of which of the following spheres?  
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Geosphere

    • C. 

      Hydrosphere

  • 10. 
    The portion of Earth that supports the existence of living things is called the __________________.
    • A. 

      Ecosystem

    • B. 

      Habitat

    • C. 

      Biosphere

    • D. 

      Niche

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