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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Earth Science Questions

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Grade 10 :: Atmosphere by mrsday
The radiation that the earth receives from the sun...
  1. is affected by the earth’s motions
  2. heats the earth
  3. is affected by variations in the earth’s surface
  4. all of the above
Grade 10 :: Geomorphology by Debroda
Grade 10 :: Tectonics by LindseyMorton
Grade 10 :: Environmental Science by LindseyMorton
Population growth can result in what ethical environmental problem, addressed by ecologist Garrett Hardin in “The Tragedy of the Commons?
  1. the conflict between water resources and industrial growth
  2. the conflict between individual interests and the welfare of society
  3. the conflict between forest resources and the lumber companies
  4. the conflict between political interests and international energy use
Grade 10 :: Rocks by LBeth
Marcelo needs to identify the rock shown below.
Rock - Metamorphic - Quartzite
Which two properties should Marcelo examine to help him identify the rock?
  1. size and density
  2. density and texture
  3. color and composition
  4. texture and composition
Grade 10 :: Environmental Science by CaryBloomquist
Wind, moving water, sunlight, and heat from Earth's interior are sources of
  1. alternative energy.
  2. geothermal energy
  3. renewable energy
  4. ocean thermal energy.
Grade 10 :: Environmental Science by CaryBloomquist
Polluted groundwater is difficult to clean up because
  1. groundwater is deep in the ground and dispersed through large areas of rock.
  2. pollutants cling to the materials that make up the aquifer and contaminate the clean water.
  3. the recycling process of groundwater can take hundreds or thousands of years.
  4. All of the above
Grade 10 :: Historical Geology by LBeth
Geologic eras are largely determined by
  1. earth's orbital position
  2. shifts in the fossil record
  3. average global temperatures
  4. distribution of rock sequences
Grade 10 :: Atmosphere by LindseyMorton
Which mostly determines the weather we experience on Earth?
  1. movement of water over land masses
  2. gases trapping heat near Earth’s surface
  3. absorption of radiation by the thermosphere
  4. air constantly moving through Earth’s atmosphere
Grade 10 :: Rocks by LBeth
Which mineral is associated with high-grade metamorphism?
  1. garnet
  2. biotite
  3. chlorite
  4. sillimanite
Grade 10 :: Rocks by LBeth
Which best classifies the rock below?
Rock - Metamorphic - Gneiss
  1. igneous
  2. sedimentary
  3. metamorphic
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