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    Earth science multiple choice

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    1. The apparent daily path of the Sun changes with the seasons because: *
    Earth's axis is tilted.
    Earth's distance from the Sun changes.
    The Sun revolves.
    The Sun rotates.

    2. Energy is transferred from the Sun to Earth mainly by: *
    Molecular collisions
    Density currents
    Electromagnetic waves
    Red shifts

    3. Which of the following is the chemical formula for calcite?: *
    CaCO3
    CaMgSO4
    FeCO3
    FeS2

    4. The name of a rapid rise of coastal water that accompanies the arrival of a cyclone is called: *
    Hurricane
    Storm surge
    Tidal wave
    Cyclonistat

    5. What percentage of the earth's water is fresh water?: *
    50%
    22%
    7%
    3%

    6. Which layer of the atmosphere contains the ozone layer?: *
    Thermosphere
    Exosphere
    Stratosphere
    Troposphere

    7. The fossil archaeopteryx is the earliest known example of: *
    Mammal
    Fish
    Bird
    Snake

    8. What is the name given to a region where one plate of the earth's crust is sliding under another?: *
    Induction zone
    Abduction zone
    Reduction zone
    Subduction zone

    9. Which of the following is true of an earthquake's epicenter and focus?: *
    They are the same.
    The focus is above the epicenter.
    The epicenter is at the Earth's surface.
    The focus is at the Earth's inner core.

    10. Where does most of the energy comes from that fuels ocean life?: *
    Land plants
    Land animals
    Dissolved gases
    The sun

    11. Compared to dull and rough rock surfaces, shiny and smooth rock surfaces are most likely to cause sunlight to be: *
    Reflected
    Refracted
    Scattered
    Absorbed

    12. The true shape of the Earth is best described as a(n): *
    Perfect sphere
    Perfect ellipse
    Slightly oblate sphere
    Highly eccentric ellipse

    13. Which is not a glacial deposit?: *
    Esker
    Delta
    Moraine
    Outwash

    14. Of the following, the color blue on a topographic map indicates what surface feature?: *
    Vegetation
    Water
    Photorevision
    Rock formations

    15. What name is given to the science which studies the atmosphere?: *
    Oceanography
    Atmospherology
    Meteorology
    Weatherology

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    1. The apparent daily path of the Sun changes with the seasons because: *
    Earth's axis is tilted.
    Earth's distance from the Sun changes.
    The Sun revolves.
    The Sun rotates.

    Seasons change because of the Earth's tilt. The hemisphere that is tilted away from the sun experiences winter while the hemisphere tilted towards the sun experiences summer.

    2. Energy is transferred from the Sun to Earth mainly by: *
    Molecular collisions
    Density currents
    Electromagnetic waves
    Red shifts

    The sun transfer's energy to the Earth by electromagnetic waves that include visible light, ultraviolet and infrared.

    3. Which of the following ...

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