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Earth Science Review 6

Quiz by Ann Marie MacDonald

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  • Q1
    Which statement best explains why stars viewed from the Northern Hemisphere appear to revolve around Polaris?
    Polaris revolves around Earth.
    Earth rotates on its axis.
    Earth revolves around Polaris.
    Polaris rotates on its axis.
    30s
  • Q2
    The hydrosphere covers approximately what percentage of Earth’s lithosphere?
    25%
    100%
    50%
    70%
    30s
  • Q3
    Earth’s rate of revolution is approximately
    15° per day
    1° per day
    23.5° per day
    360° per day
    30s
  • Q4
    Which planet has a density that is less than the density of liquid water?
    Mars
    Mercury
    Saturn
    Earth
    30s
  • Q5
    Compared to terrestrial planets, Jovian planets have
    smaller equatorial diameters and shorter periods of revolution
    smaller equatorial diameters and longer periods of revolution
    larger equatorial diameters and shorter periods of revolution
    larger equatorial diameters and longer periods of revolution
    30s
  • Q6
    The dewpoint is 15°C. What is the wet-bulb temperature on a sling psychrometer if the dry-bulb temperature is 18°C?
    2°C
    3°C
    20°C
    16°C
    30s
  • Q7
    Which weather instrument is used to measure air temperatures recorded on a weather map?
    wind vane
    barometer
    thermometer
    anemometer
    30s
  • Q8
    Equal masses of basalt, granite, iron, and copper received the same amount of solar energy during the day. At night, which of these materials cooled down at the fastest rate?
    basalt
    iron
    copper
    granite
    30s
  • Q9
    Volcanic ash is a good geologic time marker because the ash
    spreads evenly in all compass directions
    is easily weathered and eroded
    remains in the atmosphere for millions of years
    is deposited rapidly over a large area
    30s
  • Q10
    Which type of tectonic plate boundary is found between the South American Plate and the Scotia Plate?
    convergent
    divergent
    transform
    complex or uncertain
    30s

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