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  • Question 1
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    Q. Study the graph below.  Where is most of the Earth's water located?
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    Rivers and Lakes
    Glaciers and Icecaps
    oceans
    groundwater
  • Question 2
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    Q. Why is MOST of the freshwater on Earth not available for our use?
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    All freshwater on Earth is easily accessible for use.
    It is frozen in the icecaps and glaciers.
    It is surface water.
    It is underground.
  • Question 3
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    Q. Study the graph below.  What is the dissolved solid that is most commonly found in Earth's oceans?
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    calcium
    magnezium
    sulfur
    sodium chloride (salt)
  • Question 4
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    Q. Landform D in the diagram below was formed at a divergent boundary (where plates pull apart) as magma seeped up and solidified to form a series of mountains.  What is this landform?
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    mid-ocean ridge
    volcanic island
    continental slope
    abyssal plain
  • Question 5
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    Q. Landform C in the diagram below is a flat area at the bottom of the ocean where sediments settle.  What is landform C?
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    continental slope
    abyssal plain
    continental shelf
    mid-ocean ridge
  • Question 6
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    Q. According to the graph below, what happens to the density of a substance as its salinity increases (as you move up on the y-axis)?  (Helpful tip: pick at least 2 salinities and find their densities on the graph.  Compare.)
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    As salinity increases, density stays the same.
    As salinity increases, density decreases.
    As salinity increases, density also increases.
  • Question 7
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    Q. According to the graph below, what happens to the density of a substance as its temperature increases (as you move up on the y-axis)?  (Helpful tip: pick at least 2 temperatures and find their densities on the graph.  Compare.)
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    As temperature increases, density stays the same.
    As temperature increases, density decreases.
    As temperature increases, density increases.
  • Question 8
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    Q. Which of the following is caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun?
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    ocean waves
    ocean tides
    ocean currents
  • Question 9
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    Q. Certain stages of the water cycle are most likely occurring under certain weather conditions.  Which stage is most likely going to occur on a warm, sunny day?
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    precipitation
    condensation
    evaporation
  • Question 10
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    Q. Which of the following is true about the unequal heating of land (sand) and water?
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    land/sand heats up and cools off faster than water
    water heats up and cools off faster than land/sand
    land and water heat and cool at the exact same rate
  • Question 11
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    Q. Global winds are created by the unequal heating of the earth.  Warm air at the equator rises and cooler air from the poles...
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    also rises
    sinks (swoops in to replace hot air)
    never moves and stays at the poles
  • Question 12
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    Q.

    Which ocean is marked in the image?

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    Pacific Ocean

    Indian Ocean

    Atlantic Ocean

    Arctic Ocean

  • Question 13
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    Which Ocean is marked in the image?

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    Pacific Ocean

    Atlantic Ocean

    Indian Ocean

    Southern Ocean

  • Question 14
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    Which ocean is marked in the image?

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    Atlantic Ocean

    Arctic Ocean

    Southern Ocean

    Indian Ocean

  • Question 15
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    Q.

    Based on the map, which statement is the best conclusion?

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    The majority of Earth's surface is covered in land

    The majority of the Earth's surface is covered by mountain ranges.

    The majority of the Earth's surface is covered by volcanoes.

    The majority of the Earth's surface is covered by water.

  • Question 16
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    When comparing lakes and oceans, most lakes haveA)B)C)D)

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    lower levels of salt.

    higher levels of salt.

    inconsistent levels of salt.

    about the same level of salt.

  • Question 17
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    Water on Earth is either freshwater or saltwater. What is the percent ratio of freshwater to percent saltwater on Earth?

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    1% freshwater : 99% saltwater

    3% freshwater : 97% saltwater

    30% freshwater : 70% saltwater

    50% freshwater : 50% saltwater

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