# Practice final exam

## Quiz by Chazmyne Lowe

HS Earth/Environmental
Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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40 questions
• Q1

Some constellations are more prominent in the night sky of North Carolina in winter, while other constellations are more prominent in the night sky in summer. Which best explains why this occurs?

because of stars revolving around Earth

because of Earth revolving around the sun

because of Earth’s rotation on its axis

because of the change in the barycenter of the earth

60s
• Q2

What is most likely to occur when the sun, moon, and Earth are aligned in a relatively straight line?

more earthquakes near the equator and fewer at the pole

a decrease in global wind patterns

a larger than normal height difference between low tide and high tide

an increase in temperature near the equator

60s
• Q3

How does the energy produced by the sun travel to Earth?

by the radiation of electromagnetic waves through space

by the convection of heat through particles in space

by the process of conduction of heat between the sun and Earth

by the magnetic fields between the sun and Earth

60s
• Q4

Which best describes how energy from the sun helps to maintain life on Earth?

It forms the ocean’s water and the oxygen in the atmosphere that organisms need for life functions.

It heats Earth’s atmosphere and surface, which helps stabilize temperatures on Earth and creates environments more favorable for life to exist.

It prevents the destruction of the magnetic field around Earth that protects all life forms

It is absorbed by Earth’s mantle, which drives plate tectonics to form new land masses for organisms to live

60s
• Q5

Which of these statements best explains the shape of Earth?

Because of its revolution around the sun, Earth has a greater circumference around the Prime Meridian than around the equator.

Because of its revolution around the sun, Earth has a greater circumference around the equator than around the Prime Meridian.

Because of its rotation about its axis, Earth has a greater circumference around the equator than around the Prime Meridian.

Because of its rotation about its axis, Earth has a greater circumference around the Prime Meridian than around the equator.

60s
• Q6

Which geographic features form as a result of continental-continental convergent plates?

volcanic islands

rift valleys

oceanic trenches

Mountain ranges

60s
• Q7

Where are most volcanoes located?

at divergent boundaries, transform boundaries, and hot spots

at convergent boundaries, divergent boundaries, and hot spots

at convergent boundaries, hot spots, and transform boundaries

at divergent boundaries, convergent boundaries, and transform boundaries

60s
• Q8

What type of soil does a farmer have if the soil contains 40% sand, 40% silt, and 20% clay?

silty loam

sandy loam

loam

clay

60s
• Q9

What would be most effective in minimizing the potential damage caused by an earthquake?

increasing the amount of concrete during road building

building structures that withstand ground vibrations

installing sirens in areas prone to earthquakes

requiring the recycling of metal and wood products

60s
• Q10

Bedrock that is closer to oceanic ridges is younger in age than bedrock that is farther away. What can best be concluded from this information?

The shape of Earth’s lithosphere is continually changing.

The rocks on the ocean floor are producing tectonic plates that are converging

The movement of continental plates is caused by volcanic eruptions.

The oceans are becoming deeper and warmer as more rocks are produced.

60s
• Q11

Which is a one-way poor use of fertilizers in agriculture can affect the environment?

It can reduce the amount of sediment in the local waterways.

It can cause the pollution of water in lakes and rivers.

It can increase the ability of many species to find suitable habitats.

It can cause an increase in greenhouse gases.

60s
• Q12

Nuclear power and drilling for oil can both negatively affect ecosystems. Which negative impact can only be caused by nuclear power?

water contamination

air pollution

exposure to uranium

60s
• Q13

What is the effect of deforestation?

decrease in the amount of water on Earth

decrease in rainwater runoff

decrease in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

decrease in biodiversity

60s
• Q14

How are surface mining and peat harvesting similar in the way they affect an ecosystem?

Both remove vegetation in the area, destroying habitats.

Both flood the area with water, decreasing soil erosion.

Both release carbon dioxide, decreasing global temperatures.

Both increase air pollution, causing acid rain.

60s
• Q15

Guatemala is a mountainous country in Central America. Each year, more than 350 square kilometers of forests are removed for building materials and to make more room for crops. If this rate of deforestation continues, what will most likely result over the next several years?

The number of earthquakes across the country will decrease.

The amount of fertile soil across the country will increase.

The average rainfall for the country will increase

The risk of landslides across the country will increase.

60s

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