ES Practice Regents August 2017 #1-50 & General Knowledge
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    What are the most likely changes to atmospheric temperature and precipitation along the west coast of South America during El Nino?

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    Lower Temps and Lower precip

    Lower temps and higher precip

    Higher Temp and Lower Precip

    Higher Temp and higher precip

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    WHich layers most likely formed during the same geologic time period?

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    1 and 8

    2 and 9

    3 and 7

    4 and 5

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    Approximately how many millions of years ago was watertown NY near the equator?

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    270 MYA

    300 MYA

    340 MYA

    450 MYA

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    Which day has the highest relative humidity?

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    Which picture shows the correct arrows for a subduction zone?

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    Layers will align according to density because of:

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    Solidification

    Gravity

    Magnetic Forces

    Chemical Weathering

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    The Earth and solar system formed how many years ago?

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    8.2 billion

    542 million

    13.8 billion

    4600 million years ago

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    Which pair of elements sank to Earths center during chemical fractionation?

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    Aluminum and Silicon

    Carbon and Sulfur

    Iron and Nickel

    Oxygen and Potassium

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    Apparent path of the Sun is caused by

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    Earths Revolution

    Earths Rotation

    Suns Rotation

    Elliptical Orbit

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    Longest Shadow for the observer is at which letter?

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    Time of Day at Position C

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    6am

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    3pm

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    A has the highest rate of infiltration

    B has the highest rate of infiltration

    C has the highest rate of infiltration

    A B and C have equal infiltration rates

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    Capillarity is highest in Tube A

    Capillarity is highest in Tube B

    Capillarity is highest in Tube C

    Capillarity is equal in A B and C

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    The area in which all of the water drains into the same body of water is called

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    Topography

    Watershed

    Water Table

    Floodplain

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    Pick the correct profile along X-Y

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    Pattern of sediments when water empties into a lake

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    Radioactive decay is useful in determining the absolute age of geologic samples because radioactive isotopes

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    Decay at a regular rate

    Become less stable during decay

    Remain unchanged over time

    Stabilize after four half-lives

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    Which disintegration product is represented on the graph?

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    Lead 206

    Strontium 87

    Argon 40

    Nitrogen 14

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    Q. What does erosion do?
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    Break down rock
    changes rock chemically
    changes sediment in rock
    moves broken pieces of rock, or sediment, from one place to another
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    Q. Which feature forms from wind deposition?
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    flood plains
    sand dunes
    deltas
    moraines
  • Question 53
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    Q. Volcanoes and earthquakes are both _______________ and ______________ processes because they can destroy AND build up the Earth.
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    divergent and destructive
    constructive and destructive
    convergent and divergent
    sediment and weathering
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    Q. An earthquake is caused by a crack in the crust called a __________.
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    fault
    dam
    plates
    transform
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    Q. Deposition is a process that ______________.
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    Dissolves sediment
    Removes sediment from landforms
    breaks down rock to form sediment
    drops sediment to form landforms
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    Q. Where do deltas form?
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    in desert areas
    on the banks of rivers
    at river mouths
    in valleys formed by glaciers
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    Q. What is weathering?
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    the break down of rock
    the transport of sediment
    a type of climate
    the aging of rock
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    Q. what are 3 agents of depostion
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    water, wind, ice
    ice, water, sand
    soild, liquid, and gas
    wind, ice, glacier
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    Q. Which type of rock is formed by weathering and erosion, then compaction and cementation?
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    sedimentary rock
    metamorphic rock
    igneous rock
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    Q. What is magma that flows onto the earth's surface called?
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    magma
    lava
    sediment
    silt
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    Q. Heat and Pressure causes which type of rock? 
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    Sedimentary Rock
    Metamorphic Rock
    Igneous Rock
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    Q. Broken down pieces and fragments of rock are called...
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    magma
    Igneous Rock
    cement
    sediment
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    Q. Landslides are a type of erosion caused by...
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    wind
    water
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    gravity
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    Q. What process gets water from the ground to the air? 
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    condensation
    melting
    freezing
    evaporation
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    Q. What process gets water from clouds to the ground?
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    condensation
    melting
    precipitation
    evaporation
  • Question 66
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    Q. What process gets water from the air to form into clouds?
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    precipitation
    freezing
    condensation
    evaporation
  • Question 67
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    Q. Frost wedging, abrasion, and animals burrowing are all examples of…
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    chemical weathering
    mechanical (physical) weathering
    erosion
    deposition
  • Question 68
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    Q. This type of rock is formed from MELTING and COOLING.
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    sedimentary rock
    metamorphic rock
    igneous rock
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    Q. What are some characteristics used to classify SEDIMENTARY rocks?
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    ribbon-like layers, crystals
    fossils, sand/pebbles
    glassy, gas bubbles
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    Q. This type of rock is formed from COMPACTION and CEMENTATION.
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    sedimentary rock
    metamorphic rock
    igneous rock
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    Q. What are some characteristics used to classify IGNEOUS rocks?
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    glassy, gas bubbles
    ribbon-like layers, crystals
    fossils, sand/pebbles
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    Q. What is the name given to the boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other?
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    Divergent
    Insurgent
    Convergent
    Transform
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    Q. Why do we see nothing during a new moon?
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    The side reflecting light is facing away from the earth
    The earth is covering up the sun from shining on the moon
    The moon light is turned off
    The sun is not powerful enough to light up the moon
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    Q. A crescent moon that is seen after a new moon is known as what?
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    Waning Crescent
    Waxing Cresecent
    First Quarter
    Last Quarter
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    After a full moon, the moon starts to become less illuminated. What do we call this?

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    Waxing

    New Moon

    Waning

    Crescent

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    Q. During the winter in the northern hemisphere, the northern hemisphere is tilted in what direction?
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    toward the sun
    away from the sun
    the earth is straight up and down
    there is no tilt
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    Q. Which layer of the earth is the thinnest? 
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    Mantle
    Inner Core
    Outer Core
    Crust
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    Q. Which of the following has the layers of Earth in order from outside to inside?
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    lithosphere, outer core, inner core, asthenosphere 
    inner core, outer core, lithosphere, asthenosphere
    outer core, asthenosphere, lithosphere, inner core
    lithosphere, asthenosphere, outer core, inner core
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    Q. Which of the following explains how mountains are formed?
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    Plates collide at divergent boundaries causing the crust to push upward.
    Plates collide at convergent boundaries causing the crust to push upward.
    Plates slide past each other at transform boundaries causing the crust to push upward.
    Plates collide at convergent boundaries causing the mantle to push upward
  • Question 80
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    Q. What is the name of Plate A
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    North American Plate
    Pacific Plate
    Eurasian Plate
    South American Plate
  • Question 81
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    Q. Why does oceanic crust sub-duct under continental crust?
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    The oceanic crust is more dense.
    The oceanic crust is less dense.
    The oceanic crust is hotter.
    The oceanic crust is cooler. 
  • Question 82
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    Q. What type of plate boundary is shown in the picture? 
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    convergent
    divergent
    transform
  • Question 83
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    Q. What type of boundary does the picture show and what does it form? 
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    divergent; mountains
    divergent; mid ocean ridge
    convergent; mid ocean ridge
    transform; earthquake
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    Q. Why do plates move? 
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    Convection currents in the mantle cause plates to move.
    The outer core spins
    The inner core is magnetic
    The plates are floating on an ocean
  • Question 85
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    Q. The picture gives a description of what type of rock? 
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    Sedimentary
    Igneous
    Lava/maga
    Sediment
  • Question 86
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    Q. Why did we use graham cracker to represent the crust?
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    graham crackers are brown
    graham crackers are delicious
    graham crackers are solid and brittle
    graham crackers have plasticity
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