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Topic: 8.7-8.10 Earth and Space (2)

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Grade 8
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 8
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

8.7a
8.9b
8.7b
8.10c
8.8a
8.9a
8.9c
8.8b

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  • Q1
    Students in a science class in Marfa, Texas, made a poster with a diagram to represent a seasonal change in the Northern Hemisphere. Which statement best describes conditions for Earth at Position 1 in the diagram?
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    There are an equal number of hours of daylight and nighttime in the Northern Hemisphere, and the North Pole is tilted away from the sun.
    The Northern Hemisphere has the fewest hours of daylight, and the North Pole is tilted away from the sun.
    There are an equal number of hours of daylight and nighttime in the Northern Hemisphere because Earth’s axis is not tilted in this position.
    The Northern Hemisphere has the fewest hours of daylight, and Earth’s axis does not tilt at this position.
    60s
    8.7a
  • Q2
    The map shows some of Earth’s plate tectonic boundaries. Based on the map, volcanic activity would most likely be found at —
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    Location X
    Location W
    Location Y
    Location Z
    60s
    8.9b
  • Q3
    Two friends want to go for a night hike when there is a full moon in July. If there is a third-quarter moon on July 2, what is the approximate date of the next full moon?
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    July 9
    July 30
    July 16
    July 23
    60s
    8.7b
  • Q4
    In 2011, Typhoon Nesat struck the Philippines and caused widespread flooding. After hitting the Philippines, Typhoon Nesat was predicted to hit the large city of Hanoi, Vietnam. If Typhoon Nesat had continued along the same path, which development would most likely have reduced its strength before it hit Hanoi?
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    Warm water moving into the sea east of Hanoi
    The formation of a low-pressure area south of Bangkok
    The formation of a high-pressure area south of Bangkok
    Cool water moving into the sea east of Hanoi
    60s
    8.10c
  • Q5
    Barnard’s Star is about 5.9 light-years from the sun. The star has an approximate temperature of 2,800 K. Based on the diagram, what spectral class does Barnard’s Star belong to?
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    Spectral class O
    Spectral class B
    Spectral class M
    Spectral class A
    60s
    8.8a
  • Q6
    A Hertzsprung-Russell diagram is shown below. Based on this diagram, which type of stars would belong to spectral class M and have the highest luminosity?
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    Supergiants
    Main-sequence stars
    White dwarfs
    Giants
    60s
    8.8a
  • Q7
    Scientists recently discovered that rocks collected from the Franklin Mountains in West Texas and rocks collected from mountains in eastern Antarctica were exactly the same age. Further research showed that the rocks were chemically and geologically the same and came from the same magma source. This discovery provides evidence of —
    glacial melting
    ocean currents
    coastal erosion
    plate tectonics
    60s
    8.9a
  • Q8
    The satellite image below shows a ship channel between South Padre Island and Boca Chica beach in South Texas. Sand is sometimes removed from the ship channel through a process called dredging to make it easier for ships to travel through. Recently sand from the bottom of the channel was moved to area beaches. Without this transfer of sand, what would most likely occur in this area in the future?
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    The ship channel would become narrower, and the island would become completely covered with water.
    The ship channel would become wider, and the island would sink into the Gulf of Mexico.
    The ship channel would become shallower, and the beach would become narrower.
    The ship channel would become deeper, and the island would move west toward the mainland.
    60s
    8.9c
  • Q9
    A student draws the model shown below. Which of these best compares the conditions at Location X and Location Y?
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    There are more hours of daylight at Location X than at Location Y.
    The moon is brighter when viewed from Location X than when viewed from Location Y.
    It is winter at Location X and summer at Location Y.
    It is day at Location X and night at Location Y.
    60s
    8.7a
  • Q10
    Some students used records from the U.S. Naval Observatory to make the table below of the percent of the moon that was visible on each night in January 2011. Based on these data, what part of the lunar cycle occurred between January 5 and January 7?
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    Full moon
    Waning crescent moon
    Waxing crescent moon
    New moon
    60s
    8.7b
  • Q11
    The diagram below shows a model of the movement of two tectonic plates. When the plates collide, one plate often moves below the other plate. The rising magma that can result from this type of plate movement may produce —
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    fossil layers
    deep-sea sediment
    seafloor spreading
    volcanic islands
    60s
    8.9b
  • Q12
    The diagram below shows four positions in Earth’s orbit around the sun. The Northern Hemisphere experiences the beginning of spring when Earth is in —
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    Position 3
    Position 4
    Position 1
    Position 2
    60s
    8.7a
  • Q13
    The points labeled W and Y on the topographic map below show the campsites of two families. Each family hiked to the elevation on the map marked X. The arrows show the paths taken by both families. What was the change in elevation, to the nearest ten meters, for the family that took the steepest path to Point X? Be sure to use the correct place value.
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    60s
    8.9c
  • Q14
    The moon reflects different amounts of sunlight onto Earth at different times. This reflected sunlight is commonly called moonlight. The graph below shows the intensity of moonlight at different times in a lunar cycle. Which moon phase most likely occurs at the time in the cycle represented by an X on the graph?
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    60s
    8.7b
  • Q15
    Hurricanes and similar storm systems begin over oceans. The map below shows average surface temperatures of the oceans in the summer. Based on the map, which area probably produced the most violent storm systems?
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    Area 2
    Area 1
    Area 4
    Area 3
    60s
    8.10c

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