Environmental Earth Science- Pracitce Exam

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Environmental Earth Science- Pracitce Exam

A practice exam to help study for an Environmental Earth Science exam. Based on a 9th grade level.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain the difference between a hypothesis and a theory.
  • 2. 
    Explain the different boundaries. Convergent, divergent, transfrom. Be sure to include the continental-continental, continental-oceanic, and oceanic-oceanic boundaries too.
  • 3. 
    The Scientific Method includes:Problem Hypothesis _______ Conclusion
  • 4. 
    Which is not a land resource?
    • A. 

      Soil

    • B. 

      Land

    • C. 

      Forests

    • D. 

      Wind

  • 5. 
    After an igneous rock has formed, it can either
    • A. 

      Be broken down into sediements

    • B. 

      Turn into extrusive rock

    • C. 

      Be heated and compacted into metamorphic rock

    • D. 

      Both a and c

    • E. 

      Both b and c

  • 6. 
    Metamorphic rocks are formed from _______ from the Earth's core and _______ from other rocks.
  • 7. 
    Sedimentary rocks are formed from ______ and _______.
    • A. 

      Compaction and cementation

    • B. 

      Cementation and fossilization

    • C. 

      Erosion and weathering

  • 8. 
    Examples of ________ resources include: Plants, water, wind, and sunlight.
  • 9. 
    Examples of ____________ resources include: Coal, oil, and natural gas.
  • 10. 
    What is biomass?
    • A. 

      Plant material

    • B. 

      Deep underground heat

    • C. 

      The mass of any living thing

  • 11. 
    What is geothermal?
    • A. 

      Plant material

    • B. 

      Deep underground heat

    • C. 

      The heat of the earth

  • 12. 
    _______- states that, in an undisturbed area of rock, the layer of rock at the bottom of the area is the oldest.
  • 13. 
    Which waves create the most surface damage?
    • A. 

      Surface waves/land waves

    • B. 

      P-waves

    • C. 

      S-waves

  • 14. 
    Where do mid-ocean ridges occur? Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      Divergent plate boundaries

    • B. 

      In the ocean

    • C. 

      Convergent plate boundaries

    • D. 

      Transform plate boundaries

  • 15. 
    The ______ is the actual point where the earthquake starts. The ______ is the point on the surface directly above the _______.
  • 16. 
    The name of the supercontinent that existed millions of years ago.
    • A. 

      Pangaea

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Titan

  • 17. 
    ______- where the continental shelf boundaries to the ocean floor
  • 18. 
    Isotherms show areas of equal.....
    • A. 

      Pressure

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Humidity

  • 19. 
    What is true about the coastal plain of North Carolina?
    • A. 

      It is wide and relatively flat

    • B. 

      It was once covered by sea

    • C. 

      Neither a nor b

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 20. 
    What is the most common gas in the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Argon

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Carbon dioxide

  • 21. 
    What is the salinity of the ocean?
    • A. 

      Dissolved plankton

    • B. 

      Dissolved salts

    • C. 

      Dissolved volcanic ash

    • D. 

      Dissolved carbon dioxide

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