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Earth Science Semester 2 Exam Review Terms Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. meteorite
  2. water table
  3. photosphere
  4. gyre
  5. temperate
  1. a top of the saturated zone in ground water
  2. b surface of the Sun
  3. c mass of stone or metal that has passed through the atmosphere and struck the earth's surface
  4. d large, rotating current loops caused by the Coriolis effect
  5. e seasonably variable climate zone between 40 and 60 degrees latitude, north or south of the equator

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. measures relative humidity using dry and wet bulb thermometers
  2. a large scale collection of stars, dust, and gas held together by gravity
  3. measures air pressure
  4. center of the Sun where nuclear fusion occurs
  5. outer layer of the Sun's atmosphere

5 True/False Questions

  1. adhesionwater's attraction to other water molecules


  2. wind vanelarge body of air with uniform temperature and humidity


  3. stratospherelower layer of the Sun's atmosphere


  4. rain shadow effecta change of wind flow usually caused by mountains that produce moist conditions on one side and dry conditions on the other


  5. solventsubstance in which another substance is dissolved


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