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  • 1. 
    Which best describes what hydrologists study?  
    • A. The movement and distribution of water and ice on Earth
    • B. Rocks on Earth and other planets
    • C. Plant and animal life on Earth and other planets
    • D. Earth's atmosphere and weather
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 2. 
        A hypothesis becomes a theory:  
    • A. after scientists try to prove the theory wrong and fail.
    • B. when most scientists accept the hypothesis as true.
    • C. after scientific experiments to test a hypothesis produce the same results.
    • D. when scientists collaborate on designing experiments.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 3. 
    What do scientists believe provides evidence for the Big Bang Theory?  
    • A. Red shift of stars far from observers on Earth
    • B. The gradual movement of continents across the ocean floors
    • C. The solar system being full of comets, asteroids and other debris
    • D. Stars forming when clouds of gas begin to rotate and burn
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 4. 
    Which best describes the very next phase in our sun's life cycle?  
    • A. It will collapse and become a white dwarf.
    • B. It will collapse and become a brown dwarf.
    • C. It will explode and form a star nursery.
    • D. It will expand and become a red giant.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 5. 
    Which planet in our solar system is most habitable, besides Earth? (WHICH PLANET DO WE THINK IS SIMILAR TO OURS)  
    • A. Venus
    • B. Mars
    • C. Jupiter
    • D. Mercury
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 6. 
    Which planet in our solar system has the most satellites?  
    • A. Venus
    • B. Jupiter
    • C. Earth
    • D. Saturn
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 7. 
    Which planet in our solar system features the runaway greenhouse effect?  
    • A. Mars
    • B. Venus
    • C. Jupiter
    • D. Earth
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 8. 
    A star produces energy by:  
    • A. rotating quickly on its axis.
    • B. absorbing and releasing the matter of other stars.
    • C. creating helium from hydrogen in its core, also known as nuclear fusion
    • D. reflecting energy from nearby stars.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 9. 
    Which of sun's layers is only visible during eclipses?  
    • A. The corona
    • B. The photosphere
    • C. The chromosphere
    • D. The ionosphere
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 10. 
     The surface of the sun is called _____.  
    • A. photosphere
    • B. corona
    • C. chromosphere
    • D. ionosphere
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 11. 
    Which layer of the atmosphere contains the ozone layer?  
    • A. The thermosphere
    • B. The mesosphere
    • C. The stratosphere
    • D. The troposphere
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 12. 
    When a plant performs photosynthesis, it behaves as a _____.  
    • A. producer
    • B. consumer
    • C. carbon sink
    • D. carbon source
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 13. 
    What process must happen to gaseous nitrogen before plants can use it to grow?  
    • A. Precession
    • B. Nitrogen Fixation
    • C. Photosynthesis
    • D. Respiration
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 14. 
    Which best describes what meteorologists study?  
    • A. Earth's weather systems and atmosphere
    • B. Rocks on Earth and other planets
    • C. The movement and distribution of water and ice on Earth
    • D. The movement of meteors, asteroids and comets
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 15. 
    Which best describes what geologists study?  
    • A. The origin, physical history and structure of Earth
    • B. Earth's water and ice supplies
    • C. Plant and animal life on Earth and other planets
    • D. Earth's atmosphere and weather
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 16. 
    The process that scientist use to study or solve a problem is called the
    • A. 

      Scientific method

    • B. 

      Question method

    • C. 

      Detective method

    • D. 

      Crime scene investigation method

  • 17. 
    The wobbling or movement of the earth's axis is called
    • A. 

      Rotation

    • B. 

      Precession

    • C. 

      Revolution

    • D. 

      Wobbling coefficient

  • 18. 
    A very large star will end up as a 
    • A. 

      White dwarf

    • B. 

      Red dwarf

    • C. 

      Large neutron solar fusion star

    • D. 

      Black hole

  • 19. 
    The moon's lunar cycle takes approximately ____________ days
    • A. 

      28

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      365

    • D. 

      7

  • 20. 
    After the new moon phase, the moon will begin to appear slightly larger and more visible, we call this the ____________ phase.
    • A. 

      Waning

    • B. 

      Full

    • C. 

      New

    • D. 

      Waxing

  • 21. 
    Zero degrees latitude, is also known as the 
    • A. 

      Equator

    • B. 

      Prime meridian

    • C. 

      Prime addition

    • D. 

      Latitude origin

  • 22. 
    During convection, warm air __________, because it will have a ________ density. 
    • A. 

      Sinks because it will have a lower density

    • B. 

      Rises because it will have a lower density

    • C. 

      Rises because it will have a higher density

    • D. 

      Sinks because it will have a higher density

  • 23. 
    Air pressure moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    In stellar equilibrium, ___________ prevents the expansion of a star
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Photosphere

    • C. 

      Gravity

    • D. 

      Core accretion theory

  • 25. 
    During the water cycle, when the sun's energy begins to make liquid molecules spread apart to form a gas, we call this _______________
    • A. 

      Condensation

    • B. 

      Collection

    • C. 

      Gas gentrification

    • D. 

      Evaporation

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