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Earth and Environmental Practice Exam
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In which layer of the atmosphere is ozone found in?
How does temperature fluctuate with increasing altitude in the Troposphere?
What are the two most important dominant gases in the atmosphere?
Nitrogen and Oxygen
The energy agent that delivers energy to the Earth's atmosphere is the
In what layer does the temperature reach its coldest temperature?
Energy travels from the Sun to the Earth in the form of an elecromagentic wave. This process is called:
Which result from unequal heating of the ocean water on Earth?
Changes in ocean current patterns
Which answer choice ranks the layers of the atmosphere in order of increasing altitude?
Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere
What provides the necessary energy for the formation of igneous and metamorphic rocks?
Which of the following is most likely to lead to the destruction of an igneous rock?
Which of the following processes is most likely to contribute to the formation of a sedimentary rock?
Physical and Chemical Weathering
When a rock melts, turns into a magma and then solidifies what type of rock does it turn into?
Non-Foliated Metamorphic Rock
The three types of rocks are classified by:
How they formed
Which of the following plate boundaries is associated with volcanic island arcs?
Which of the following can form as the result of a divergent plate boundary?
A mid-ocean ridge due to separation
What is the term given to a mudflow triggered by a volcanic eruption?
The location under the crust where an earthquake originates is called the:
With increasing distance from an earthquake the P-S wave lag time:
Which hazard is generally not associated with a volcanic eruption?
Which of the following is most likely to occur along the Ring of Fire?
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Which process breaks down rocks and changes the overall composition of the rock?
Which of the following is true about P-Waves?
P-Waves move faster than S-Waves and can move through solids and liquids
Which of the following climate categories is categorized by consistently freezing temperatures and constant low rainfall?
How can an increase in sunspots impact global warming?
By increasing temperatures
Which of the following greenhouse gases is the focus of current public discussion?
What phenomenon naturally warms Earth's lower atmosphere and surface?
Which is formed when a section of impermeable rock forces groundwater to move laterally and emerge on the surface of the Earth?
Which is the most common contamination source for freshwater resources?
Which of the following objects does the Earth revolve around?
Which of the following objects is the largest?
How long does it take the Earth to rotate once on its axis?
Which Earth motion describes the wobbling of the Earth around its precessional axis and could alter the amount of seasonal effects?
Which of the following motions of Earth can cause the star that we designate as the North Star to change over time?
What process describes how electromagentic energy flows from the Sun to the Earth throug space?
Which of the following forms of electromagenetic radiation does not reach the Earth because it is filtered out by Earth's magnetic field?
Which of the following is an example of habitat alteration?
Which of the following would decrease one's ecological footprint?
Which of the following factors does not impact the infiltration rate of water?
The amount of pollution in a nearby stream
What is a drawback to the extensive use of irrigation?
Groundwater levels decrease
Which of the following factors can cause the salinity of a town well to increase?
Which of the following energy resources does NOT give off carbon dioxide when used?
Which of the following is a characteristic of sustainable farming?
Which of the following types of alternate energy is commonly used near the coast of Norht Carolina?
Which of the following landforms is commonly associated with convergent plate boundaries?
Deep sea trench
Which two processes are most likely to contribute to global climate change?
Deforestation and fossil fuel burning
As humans burn fossil fuels they release carbon dioxide which can dissolve inside the oceans and other bodies of water. What is this called?
Arrange the following layers of the atmosphere in order of decreasing altitude.
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