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  • 1. 

    The definition "the region of the earth located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn" best fits which science term?

    • A.

      Hand

    • B.

      Insect

    • C.

      Tropics

    • D.

      Haze

    Correct Answer
    C. Tropics
    Explanation
    The definition "the region of the earth located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn" best fits the science term "Tropics". The Tropics refers to the area on Earth that is located near the equator, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. This region is known for its warm climate, abundant rainfall, and diverse ecosystems.

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  • 2. 

    The definition "tropical cyclone with maximum sustained surface winds of 38 mph" best fits which science term?

    • A.

      Tropical Depression

    • B.

      Therm

    • C.

      Cyclone

    • D.

      Direct Current

    Correct Answer
    A. Tropical Depression
    Explanation
    A tropical depression is a low-pressure system that forms over warm ocean waters and has maximum sustained winds of 38 mph or less. It is the weakest form of tropical cyclone and is characterized by its circular motion and heavy rainfall. Therefore, the definition "tropical cyclone with maximum sustained surface winds of 38 mph" best fits the term Tropical Depression.

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  • 3. 

    The science term "solar system" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      One-Thousandth Of A Gram

    • B.

      A Closed Vessel In Which Water Is Converted To Pressurized Steam.

    • C.

      Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries

    • D.

      The Sun At Its Center And The Nine Planets That Orbit It

    Correct Answer
    D. The Sun At Its Center And The Nine Planets That Orbit It
    Explanation
    The term "solar system" refers to a star, specifically the Sun, and all the celestial bodies that revolve around it, including the nine planets. This definition accurately describes the arrangement of the Sun at the center and the planets orbiting around it.

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  • 4. 

    The science term "meteors" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Fragments Of Comets, Planets, Moons, Or Asteroids

    • B.

      Specializes In Fossils

    • C.

      An Electric Lamp With A Filament Heated By An Electric Current

    • D.

      Nearby Objects To Seem Blurry While Faraway Objects Are Clearer

    Correct Answer
    A. Fragments Of Comets, Planets, Moons, Or Asteroids
    Explanation
    Meteors are best defined as fragments of comets, planets, moons, or asteroids. Meteors are small particles that enter the Earth's atmosphere and burn up, creating a streak of light in the sky. They are often referred to as shooting stars. These fragments come from various celestial bodies in space and when they collide with the Earth's atmosphere, they heat up and produce the glowing trail we see as a meteor.

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  • 5. 

    The science term "bedrock" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Top Of The Ocean, Where The Water Meets The Atmosphere

    • B.

      A Physical Unit Of Storage On A Computer Disk Or Tape

    • C.

      Consolidated Rock

    • D.

      Living And Nonliving Things That Are Around A Living Thing

    Correct Answer
    C. Consolidated Rock
    Explanation
    Bedrock refers to the solid rock layer that forms the foundation of the Earth's crust. It is the solid, unweathered rock that lies beneath soil, sediment, and other loose materials. Consolidated rock accurately describes this concept as it refers to rocks that have been compacted and hardened over time. The other options, such as top of the ocean, computer storage, and living and nonliving things, do not accurately define bedrock.

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  • 6. 

    The science term "aperture" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Electrons Emitted From The Surface Of A Cathode

    • B.

      Studies Microscopic Plants And Animals

    • C.

      Steep-Sided Circular Depression

    • D.

      Opening That Allows Light Onto An Instrument's Optics

    Correct Answer
    D. Opening That Allows Light Onto An Instrument's Optics
    Explanation
    Aperture refers to the opening that allows light onto an instrument's optics. In photography and optics, the term aperture specifically refers to the opening in a camera lens that controls the amount of light entering the camera. By adjusting the size of the aperture, the photographer can control the depth of field and the amount of light reaching the camera's sensor or film. Therefore, the correct answer is "Opening That Allows Light Onto An Instrument's Optics."

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  • 7. 

    The science term "dispersion" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Scattering Of An Electromagnetic Wave As Light

    • B.

      Everything That Exists

    • C.

      Two-Legged Animal With Feathers And Wings

    • D.

      Weather Radar That Measures Direction And Speed Of A Moving Object

    Correct Answer
    A. Scattering Of An Electromagnetic Wave As Light
    Explanation
    Dispersion refers to the phenomenon of scattering of an electromagnetic wave as light. When light passes through a medium, such as a prism, it gets separated into its constituent colors due to the varying refractive indices of different wavelengths. This scattering of light is known as dispersion. It is responsible for the formation of rainbows, as well as the colorful patterns observed when white light passes through a prism.

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  • 8. 

    The science term "electron" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Physical Particle With Negative Charge

    • B.

      British Thermal Unit

    • C.

      Consolidated Rock

    • D.

      Snow Or Ice On The Ground That Has Been Reduced To A Softy Watery Mixture By Rain

    Correct Answer
    A. Physical Particle With Negative Charge
    Explanation
    The term "electron" refers to a physical particle with a negative charge. Electrons are subatomic particles that orbit the nucleus of an atom and play a crucial role in various physical and chemical processes. They are involved in the formation of chemical bonds, electricity, and the behavior of matter. This definition accurately describes the nature and characteristics of electrons.

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  • 9. 

    The science term "elliptical orbit" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Place In Which A Plant Or An Animal Lives

    • B.

      Historical Record And Description Of Average Daily And In Seasonal Weather Events

    • C.

      Theory Describes The Origin And Evolution Of The Universe

    • D.

      Orbit Which Describes An Ellipse Or Oval Shape

    Correct Answer
    D. Orbit Which Describes An Ellipse Or Oval Shape
    Explanation
    An elliptical orbit is a type of orbit that describes an ellipse or oval shape. In astronomy, it refers to the path that a celestial object, such as a planet or satellite, follows around another object under the influence of gravity. Unlike a circular orbit, an elliptical orbit is elongated and has varying distances between the two foci of the ellipse. This means that the object's distance from the center of the orbit and its speed will change as it moves along the ellipse.

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  • 10. 

    The science term "particle" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Tropical Cyclone With Sustained Winds Of 74mph In Western North Pacific Ocean

    • B.

      Region Between The Orbits Of Mars And Jupiter

    • C.

      Fundamental Constituent Of Matter

    • D.

      Substance Which Speeds Up A Chemical Or Biochemical Reaction

    Correct Answer
    C. Fundamental Constituent Of Matter
    Explanation
    The term "particle" in science refers to a fundamental constituent of matter. In physics, particles are the smallest units of matter that cannot be broken down further. They can be atoms, subatomic particles like protons, neutrons, and electrons, or even smaller particles like quarks and leptons. Understanding particles and their properties is crucial in studying the fundamental laws of nature and the behavior of matter and energy.

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  • 11. 

    The science term "terrestrial planets" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Tropical Cyclone With Sustained Surface Winds Are From 39 To 73 Mph

    • B.

      Fifth Planet Out From The Sun

    • C.

      A Light Petroleum Product Obtained By Refining Oil

    • D.

      Planets Which Have Solid Rocky Surfaces

    Correct Answer
    D. Planets Which Have Solid Rocky Surfaces
    Explanation
    The term "terrestrial planets" refers to planets that have solid rocky surfaces. This means that the surface of these planets is composed of solid materials such as rocks and metals, as opposed to being predominantly gaseous like the gas giants. Terrestrial planets are typically closer to the sun and have a higher density compared to the gas giants. Examples of terrestrial planets in our solar system include Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.

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  • 12. 

    The science term "canopy" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Something That Is Found In Or Takes Place In The Air

    • B.

      A Cloudlike Streamer Or Trail Often Seen Behind Aircraft

    • C.

      A Pond, Lake, Or Basin For The Storage, Regulation, And Control Of Water

    • D.

      Top Layer Of The Rain Forest

    Correct Answer
    D. Top Layer Of The Rain Forest
    Explanation
    The term "canopy" refers to the top layer of the rainforest. This layer is composed of the uppermost branches and leaves of the trees, forming a dense covering that shades the forest floor below. The canopy is important for providing habitat and protection for many species, as well as regulating sunlight, temperature, and moisture levels within the rainforest ecosystem.

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  • 13. 

    The science term "feather" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Body Covering Of Birds

    • B.

      Layer In The Earth's Atmosphere At 15-30 Km Altitude

    • C.

      The Ratio Of The Mass Of A Substance To The Volume It Occupies

    • D.

      Type Of Rock Containing Organic Matter That Produces Large Amounts Of Oil When Heated

    Correct Answer
    A. Body Covering Of Birds
    Explanation
    The term "feather" refers to the body covering of birds. Feathers are specialized structures that provide insulation, enable flight, and aid in display and communication. They are made of keratin, the same protein found in human hair and nails. Feathers are unique to birds and are essential for their survival and adaptation to their environment.

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  • 14. 

    The science term "aerosol" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Historical Record And Description Of Average Daily And In Seasonal Weather Events

    • B.

      The Ratio Of Cooling Capacity Of An Air Conditioning

    • C.

      Dispersion Of Fine Particles Of A Solid Or Liquid In A Gas

    • D.

      A Character Encoding Scheme Used By Many Computers

    Correct Answer
    C. Dispersion Of Fine Particles Of A Solid Or Liquid In A Gas
    Explanation
    The term "aerosol" refers to the dispersion of fine particles of a solid or liquid in a gas. This definition accurately describes the scientific concept of aerosol, which is commonly used in various fields such as atmospheric science, chemistry, and medicine. Aerosols can be found in various forms, including smoke, fog, and spray, and they play a significant role in air pollution, climate change, and the spread of infectious diseases.

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  • 15. 

    The science term "ethylene" is best defined as which of these?

    • A.

      Area Influenced By An Object's Gravity

    • B.

      Facts From Which Other Information May Be Inferred

    • C.

      A Colorless Gas That Burns And Is An Oil Refinery Product

    • D.

      Something Acquired While The Individual Was Developing In The Uterus

    Correct Answer
    C. A Colorless Gas That Burns And Is An Oil Refinery Product
    Explanation
    Ethylene is a colorless gas that is produced during the refining of oil. It is highly flammable and can burn easily. Ethylene is widely used in the chemical industry as a precursor to various plastics and other chemicals. It is also used in agriculture to ripen fruits and vegetables.

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