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  • Q1
    The Himalayan Mountain Chain is most likely the result of which of the following interactions between major tectonic plates?
    The Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate are diverging
    The South American Plate is moving away from the African Plate
    The Pacific Plate is sliding northward past the North American Plate
    The Indo-Australian Plate is moving toward the Eurasian Plate.
    8.9.B: Earth and Space
  • Q2
    A student observed the lunar cycle and recorded some observations in the table below. The shaded area of each sketch represents the dark area of the Moon. Which lunar phase did the student likely observe on day 1?
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    Waning Gibbous
    Full Moon
    New Moon
    Last Quarter
    8.7.B: Earth and Space
  • Q3
    Winds in the atmosphere are created as a result of which of the following?
    Movement of high level clouds made of icy crystals.
    Gravitational attraction from the Moon.
    Uneven heating of the air in the atmosphere.
    Collisions of the air particles in the atmosphere.
    8.10.B: Earth and Space
  • Q4
    Many of the stars seen in the night sky are much larger than the Sun, but they appear much smaller. The Sun appears larger to us than the larger stars because the Sun is–
    a yellow star.
    much cooler.
    much hotter.
    much closer.
    8.8.A: Earth and Space
  • Q5
    Based on these data, what part of the lunar cycle occurred between January 5 and January 7?
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    Waning crescent moon
    Full moon
    New moon
    Waxing crescent moon
  • Q6
    Which city shown on the weather map most recently experienced a rise in temperature?
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  • Q7
    The surface temperature of the new star is similar to that of the Sun. The new star also has an absolute brightness 10,000 times that of the Sun. Which classification most accurately describes the new star?
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    White dwarf
    Main sequence
    8.8.A: Earth and Space
  • Q8
    A phase of the moon is shown below Which pair of diagrams shows the moon’s phase immediately before and immediately after this phase?
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    Before = Waning Gibbous After = Waning Crescent
    Before = New Moon After = Full Moon
    Before = Waxing Crescent After = Waning Gibbous
    Before = Waxing Crescent After= Waxing Gibbous
  • Q9
    A student stands at the point marked X on the topographic map below. What height in meters must the student climb in order to reach the top of the hill?
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  • Q10
    The Northern Hemisphere experiences the beginning of spring when Earth is in —
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  • Q11
    Rift valleys can form when fractures in Earth’s crust widen. The valley walls slowly move at a rate of only a few millimeters a year. Which of these best describes the type of tectonic activity that forms rift valleys?
    Rift valleys form where two plates move away from each other.
    Rift valleys form where a continental plate moves under an oceanic plate.
    Rift valleys form where an oceanic plate moves under another oceanic plate.
    Rift valleys form where a plate slides horizontally past another plate.
  • Q12
    Which of these changes would likely occur if the rate of Earth’s rotation on its axis increased?
    The length of a day would be shorter.
    The length of a day would be longer.
    The length of the seasons would be shorter.
    The length of the seasons would be longer.
  • Q13
    Two stars are identified on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram below. Based on this diagram, how do the characteristics of Star 1 and Star 2 compare?
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    Star 1 is hotter and brighter than Star 2.
    Star 1 is hotter and less bright than Star 2.
    Star 1 is cooler and brighter than Star 2.
    Star 1 is cooler and less bright than Star 2.
  • Q14
    The topographic map shows the location of a park ranger at Point X when a message is received that an injured hiker needs help at Point Z. Which of these is closest to the difference in elevation between the locations of the ranger and the injured hiker?
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    450 m
    910 m
    2,050 m
    3,650 m

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