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Topic: 5.7-5.8 Earth and Space (1)

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 5
Science (2010)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 5
Science (2010)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

5.8.C: Earth and Space
5.7.D: Earth and Space
5.8.B: Earth and Space
5.7.A: Earth and Space
5.7.B: Earth and Space
5.7.C: Earth and Space
5.8.A: Earth and Space
5.8.D: Earth and Space

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  • Q1
    Which of these cycles is a direct result of Earth’s rotation?
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    Day and night
    Seasons
    Moon phases
    Rainfall and evaporation
    60s
    5.8.C: Earth and Space
  • Q2
    The diagram below shows rock layers next to a road. Layer 3 contains many plant fossils. Layer 3 most likely formed in which of these environments?
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    Desert
    Ocean
    Forest
    Tundra
    60s
    5.7.D: Earth and Space
  • Q3
    Which of the following events in the water cycle is an example of solar energy being absorbed?
    Water vapor condensing to form clouds
    Water evaporating from the surface of an ocean
    Rain freezing as it falls toward the ground
    Clouds releasing precipitation over a mountain
    60s
    5.8.B: Earth and Space
  • Q4
    The diagram below shows the sequence of the processes that turn solid rock into sandstone. Which two processes best complete this diagram?
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    Compaction and cementation
    Melting and cooling
    Erosion and compaction
    Evaporation and dissolving
    60s
    5.7.A: Earth and Space
  • Q5
    Glaciers are masses of ice that move slowly on land. Which of these features was most likely formed by a glacier?
    A lava flow
    A wide valley
    A deep ocean
    A mountain range
    60s
    5.7.B: Earth and Space
  • Q6
    The poster shown below advertises tours of a power plant. This power plant produces electricity most likely by using —
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    solar energy
    geothermal energy
    fossil fuels
    biofuels
    60s
    5.7.C: Earth and Space
  • Q7
    Many cities are taking actions to cause less harm to the environment. Which action produces energy from an alternative source?
    Burning coal to heat homes
    Using biofuels to generate electricity
    Building a new water-treatment plant to improve water quality
    Replacing lawns with plants that require less water
    60s
    5.7.C: Earth and Space
  • Q8
    On which side of a house in Texas should a window be placed so that the people inside the house can see the sunrise each day through the window?
    West
    South
    East
    North
    60s
    5.8.C: Earth and Space
  • Q9
    Which of these best describes climate rather than weather?
    The temperature is decreasing in a slow-moving cold front.
    The rainfall during one year was greater than the rainfall during the following year.
    Annual high temperatures in the summer have increased over many decades.
    Wind speed is changing as a storm moves through an area.
    60s
    5.8.A: Earth and Space
  • Q10
    Some students used a globe to model the rotation of Earth. They shaded in Texas on the globe, as shown below. They rotated the globe and observed that Texas was in exactly the same place after each rotation. The students could rotate the globe quickly or slowly. If the globe could rotate only at the rate that Earth actually rotates, about how long would each complete rotation take?
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    24 hours
    30 days
    365 days
    60 minutes
    60s
    5.8.C: Earth and Space
  • Q11
    Which of the methods of generating electricity shown below does NOT use alternative energy resources?
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    60s
    5.7.C: Earth and Space
  • Q12
    The Rio Grande Valley is located at the southern tip of Texas at the end of a long river known as the Rio Grande. How did the delta at the end of the Rio Grande form?
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    Hurricanes pushed soil and debris from the Gulf of Mexico onto the land.
    Sand and mud from the Gulf of Mexico were washed ashore by tsunamis
    The river deposited large amounts of sediment from land erosion
    The river cut through the solid bedrock of the valley.
    60s
    5.7.B: Earth and Space
  • Q13
    Each school year for 30 years, the amount of rain that fell at a school was measured and recorded. Tracking rainfall over a long period provides the most information about which characteristic of an area?
    Climate
    Temperature of one day
    Type of soil
    Weather
    60s
    5.8.A: Earth and Space
  • Q14
    All of these are related to the formation of oil or natural gas EXCEPT —
    active volcanoes
    sedimentary rocks
    decomposed animals
    decayed plants
    60s
    5.7.A: Earth and Space
  • Q15
    A student hiking in a rocky area on a mountain notices that wide, deep cracks have formed in some of the large rocks. Some of the cracks are so large that the rocks have broken apart. Which process most likely caused these rocks to crack and break?
    Water freezing and thawing
    Erosion by fast-moving water
    Sediments being deposited
    Erosion by wind
    60s
    5.7.B: Earth and Space

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