Earth Science Practice Tests

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1. CLIMATE AND WEATHERQuestion 1: What is the difference between weather and climate?
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2. Question 2: Climate is NOT affected by
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3. CLOUDSQuestion 1: You see the sun shining through a high-flying, wispy cloud. What kind of cloud is this most likely to be?
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4. Question 2: Thunderstorm clouds are
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5. EARTHQUAKESQuestion 1: Earthquakes occur when a release of energy in the earth’s crust cause
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6. Question 2: Once the elastic limit of rocks is passed, they break and move along
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7. ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSIONQuestion 1: The final stage of ecological succession is
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8. Question 2: Which of the following is an example of a pioneer organism?
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9. MEASURING EARTHQUAKESQuestion 1: What is the rating from a Richter scale based on?
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10. Question 2: What is the difference in released energy between an earthquake with a magnitude of 2 and a magnitude of 4 on the Richter scale?
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11. PLATE TECTONICSQuestion 1: Two continental plates are moving away from each other. What type of boundary is this?
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13. PRODUCERS, CONSUMERS, AND DECOMPOSERQuestion 1: An organism that breaks down dead or decaying matter is a
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14. Question 2: Which of the following three organisms are producers?
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15. RENEWABLE AND NONRENEWABLE RESOURCESQuestion 1: Which of the following energy sources is renewable ONLY if managed properly?
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16. Question 2: The term “non-renewable” means that the resource
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17. 2. Which is the best rewrite of the following quotation using ellipses?

‘I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.’ (Shirley Temple)
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18. TILT OF EARTH AND SEASONSQuestion 1: The earth’s axis is on a tilt of approximately
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19. TORNADOESQuestion 1: Generally, a tornado is a rotating column of air connecting the ground to a
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20. Question 2: The area of the United States where tornadoes are most frequent is called
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21. EARTH’S STRUCTUREQuestion 1: The lithosphere is made up of the
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22. Question 2: Which of the following is true of the earth’s shape?
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23. EARTH’S ATMOSPHEREQuestion 1: The majority of Earth’s atmosphere is made up of
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Earth Science covers geology, weather systems, water systems, Earth’s natural history, and how it functions within our solar system and the universe. This portion also focuses on the origin of Earth, Rocks, Minerals, Wind, Oceans, Glaciers, and the Earth’s Atmosphere.

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