Vocabulary Test Ch. 2

24 Questions | Total Attempts: 91

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Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

Use the vocabulary for Ch. 2 to answer the following questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _____________________ is a gas composed of carbon and oxygen.
  • 2. 
    Fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas are known as _______________________.
  • 3. 
    ______________________ means using natural resources in a way that they will exist for future generations.
  • 4. 
    ______________________ are substances that are discharged into the air.
  • 5. 
    The process by which farmland becomes less productive because the land is degraded is called __________________________.
  • 6. 
    An increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere is called ________________________.
  • 7. 
    The time during the year when the sun reaches the furtherest northern or southern point in the sky is called the ______________________.
  • 8. 
    A ___________________ has plants that are specially adapted to dry conditions.
  • 9. 
    Rain, snow, sleet or hail are known as ________________________.
  • 10. 
    A _______________________ is a region where plants are usually a mix of grasslands and scattered trees.
  • 11. 
    Typical weather conditions of a region over a long period of time is called _________________.
  • 12. 
    An ____________________ is when the days and nights are of equal lengths and the sun is directly over the equator.
  • 13. 
    The _____________________ is the layer of gasses that surround the earth.
  • 14. 
    Water found beneath the earth's surface is called _______________________.
  • 15. 
    The area drained by a major river is called a ______________________.
  • 16. 
    A feature on the earth's surface formed by a physical force is known as a ___________________.
  • 17. 
    A _____________________ is a broad, flat area of land higher than the surrounding land.
  • 18. 
    The circulation of water between the Earth, oceans, and atmosphere is called the _______________________.
  • 19. 
    A ______________________ is an opening in the Earth's crust from which magma, ash, and hot gasses flow.
  • 20. 
    _________________ is molten rock.
  • 21. 
    Pieces of rock in the form of sand, silt, and stone deposited by erosion are ____________________.
  • 22. 
    One of seven large landmasses on the Earth's surface is called a ______________________.
  • 23. 
    A zone of volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean is known as the _______________________.
  • 24. 
    A __________________________ is a large, rigid section of the earth's crust that is in constant motion.
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