Earth Science Test Questions

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1. What do earth scientists study? (Points : 3) plant cells machines farming methods oceans

2. Underwater earthquakes may cause which of the following? (Points : 3) hurricane volcano asteroid impact tsunami

3. Many scientists believe that the dinosaurs disappeared as the result of which of the following? (Points : 3) asteroid impact volcanic eruption hurricane tsunami

4. Why study earth science? (Points : 3) to understand how plants reproduce to reduce pollution from cars to cure certain diseases to predict planetary changes

5. Which of the following makes up the atmosphere? (Points : 3) water all living things the air around us ice

6. Mountains are part of which earth sphere? (Points : 3) hydrosphere

atmosphere

cryosphere

geosphere

7. What is the process called in which water vapor and carbon dioxide retain heat? (Points : 3) plate tectonics

continental drift

radioactive decay

greenhouse effect

8. What does the hydrosphere include? (Points : 3) rivers fish dust plants

9. What is the cryosphere? (Points : 3) earth's crust molten rock mountains earth's ice

10. Which of the following is an example of how the geosphere can affect the atmosphere? (Points : 3) tidal wave earthquake rainstorm volcanic eruption

11. A major concern about increasing global temperatures is that a large portion of polar ice could detach and melt into the ocean. If this happened, which two spheres would interact? (Points : 3) geosphere and atmosphere cryosphere and biosphere hydrosphere and atmosphere cryosphere and hydrosphere

12. From what does the ozone layer protect the earth? (Points : 3) asteroid impacts earthquakes

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