Earth Science Exam Prep

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Earth Science Exam Prep

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  • 1. 
    Where does the warm moist air  from tornadoes originate?
    • A. 

      International Date Line

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      Gulf of Mexico

    • D. 

      Zone of Saturation

  • 2. 
    Which way do tornadoes rotate in the Northern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    When the funnel cloud touches down,  it becomes a _______________________ .
  • 4. 
        Warm air __________________________
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    ______________ moist air meets a front layer of cool ___________ air, resulting in an _____________________.  Choose the words in correct order. 
    • A. 

      Cool moist air-drift

    • B. 

      Warm updraft dry

    • C. 

      Moist cool air

    • D. 

      Warm dry updraft

  • 6. 
    A storm begins with rain. hail, thunder and ___________________________ .
  • 7. 
    Which scientist recceived the Nobel Prize for his work on anaphylactic shock?
    • A. 

      Charles Richet

    • B. 

      Charles Darwin

    • C. 

      Anthony Dumont

    • D. 

      Angel Hernandez

  • 8. 
    White blood cells produce ____________________________________________ .
  • 9. 
    Do all antibodies destroy all bacteria?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The left side of the brain specializes in ...
    • A. 

      Corpus callosum

    • B. 

      Emotions

    • C. 

      Music

    • D. 

      Analytical and verbal tasks

  • 11. 
    Sperry received the prize for his discoveries concerning the functional specialization of the cerebral hemispheres.               What do you think cerebral hemispheres means?
    • A. 

      Sun rotation

    • B. 

      Desert areas

    • C. 

      Brain halves

    • D. 

      Head slices

  • 12. 
    What is the biggest reason the Mississippi River is flooding?       _______________
  • 13. 
    Which country is experiencing freak weather conditions this year?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Peru

    • D. 

      India

  • 14. 
     A research group led by UpmanuLall  at Columbia University in New York had been trying to correlate a century's worth of floods in the Midwest to continent-wide weather patterns. What does correlate mean?
    • A. 

      The interior of a global body

    • B. 

      Determine if there is a relationship between

    • C. 

      The area in the Midwest floods each century

  • 15. 
    What is a tsunami? Anatomy A tsunami flood is capable of … (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Lifting rocks

    • B. 

      Destroying homes

    • C. 

      Flip cars

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    What is a tsunami? Effects on Intensity                                          What are the two biggest factors that determine the size of a tsunami?
    • A. 

      Magnitude: size of the earthquake

    • B. 

      Distance from the shore

    • C. 

      Depth of the water

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    What is a tsunami? Anatomy Tsunamis are barely noticeable in the open ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What is a tsunami? Anatomy   One of the first signs of a tsunami is...
    • A. 

      A 100 foot high wave approaching the shore

    • B. 

      The retreat of water from the shore

    • C. 

      A warning alarm from the National Geology Warning System

  • 19. 
    Astronomers believe that black holes are at the center of our _____________________ .
  • 20. 
    A supermassive black hole could hold ____________________ of suns.
    • A. 

      Hundreds

    • B. 

      Thousands

    • C. 

      Millions

  • 21. 
    Can light escape a black hole?
    • A. 

      YES

    • B. 

      No

  • 22. 
    Black holes have strong ______________________________________ .
  • 23. 
         A black hole has the greatest density of anything in the universe.               Which object on Earth, would you think, has the greatest density?
    • A. 

      A palm tree stump

    • B. 

      A styrofoam cup

    • C. 

      A boulder

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 24. 
    The early oceans became salty when
    • A. 

      Dissolved solids were carried from land into the oceans.

    • B. 

      Salt dropped from the atmosphere into the oceans.

    • C. 

      Sea creatures left salty deposits in their remains.

    • D. 

      The heavy atmosphere did not allow salt particles to dissipate.

  • 25. 
    About 99% of all matter contained in the solar nebula now exists in
    • A. 

      Planets

    • B. 

      Asteroids

    • C. 

      Space

    • D. 

      The sun

  • 26. 
    Which of the following planets do scientists NOT consider a major planet?
    • A. 

      Saturn

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Pluto

    • D. 

      Neptune

  • 27. 
    Small bodies that orbit planets are called
    • A. 

      Comets

    • B. 

      Moons

    • C. 

      Planetesimals

    • D. 

      Protoplanets

  • 28. 
    Impact craters are caused by
    • A. 

      Solar bursts

    • B. 

      Atmospheric changes

    • C. 

      Exploding volcanoes

    • D. 

      Collisions with objects in space

  • 29. 
    Which of the following planets is similar to Uranus in terms of its size and mass?
    • A. 

      Pluto

    • B. 

      Neptune

    • C. 

      Saturn

    • D. 

      Jupiter

  • 30. 
    The right combination of temperature, water, and oxygen
    • A. 

      Affects Neptune’s orbit.

    • B. 

      Causes gas giants to form.

    • C. 

      Supports life on Earth.

    • D. 

      Results in storms on Jupiter.

  • 31. 
    Scientists believe that black holes are made of
    • A. 

      Dark matter

    • B. 

      Dark energy

    • C. 

      Dark terrestrial energy

    • D. 

      Light energy

  • 32. 
    The expansion of the universe is
    • A. 

      Is not occurring at this point in time

    • B. 

      Remains neutral

    • C. 

      Speeding up

    • D. 

      Slowing down

  • 33. 
    How Old Do I Look? When light gets stretched out astronomers call it _______________________ .
    • A. 

      Red-shifted

    • B. 

      Blue-shifted

    • C. 

      Rubber band waves

    • D. 

      Harmonic waves

  • 34. 
    As light waves travel from a star, when do the waves become the largest?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False