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Unit 2 The Water Cycle - Spheres of Earth

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  • Q1

    What is the earth system that contains all life on Earth?

    hydrosphere

    geosphere

    biosphere

    atmosphere

    60s
  • Q2

    Minerals belong to which sphere?

    hydrosphere

    biosphere

    atmosphere

    geosphere

    60s
  • Q3

    Match the following spheres to their greek word meaning: 

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    60s
  • Q4

    Lava belongs to which sphere?

    atmosphere

    hydrosphere

    geosphere

    biosphere

    60s
  • Q5

    Which of Earth's spheres is wind a part of?

    atmosphere

    biosphere

    geosphere

    hydrosphere

    60s
  • Q6

    A hurricane sweeps across the ocean and onto land, damaging the houses of the people who live along the coast. What spheres are affected by this natural disaster?

    Hydrosphere, Geosphere, Atmosphere, & Biosphere

    Hydrosphere, Geosphere, Lithosphere, & Biosphere

    Biosphere, Hydrosphere, and Geosphere

    Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, and Geosphere

    120s
  • Q7

    A volcano erupts, sending ash and gases into the air and sending lava into a surrounding forest. What spheres are affected by this natural disaster?

    Biosphere, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Hydrosphere

    Atmosphere, Geosphere, Hydrosphere

    Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere

    Geosphere, Atmosphere, and Biosphere

    120s
  • Q8

    All Earth's spheres interact in the Ecosphere but there is no energy transferred between the spheres.

    false
    true
    True or False
    45s
  • Q9

    The term Ecosphere includes both biotic and abiotic factors.

    true
    false
    True or False
    45s
  • Q10

    Water Vapor is included in the Atmosphere, not the Hydrosphere. 

    true
    false
    True or False
    45s
  • Q11

    What might happen to the interactions within the hydrosphere if the frozen parts (called cryosphere) and the liquid parts of Earth became MORE insulated (meaning the earth HOLDS its heat)?

    Earth's temperature will increase. Therefore ice will increase in the cryosphere and liquid water will decrease in the hydrosphere.

    Earth's temperature will decrease. Therefore ice will increase in the cryosphere and liquid water will decrease in the hydrosphere.

    Earth's temperature will decrease. Therefore ice will decrease in the cryosphere and liquid water will increase in the hydrosphere.

    120s
  • Q12

    Reorder the following from closest to Earth (top) to farthest from Earth (bottom):

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    120s
  • Q13

    Match the following Earth's spheres examples.

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    300s
  • Q14

    When plants draw nutrients from the soil, the interaction is between which two spheres?

    Atmosphere - Hydrosphere

    Hydrosphere - Biosphere

    Geosphere - Atmosphere

    Biosphere - Geosphere

    60s
  • Q15

    Carbon dioxide diffuses from the air into the ocean. 

    Hydrosphere - Biosphere

    Atmosphere - Hydrosphere

    Biosphere - Geosphere

    Geosphere - Hydrosphere

    30s

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