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Grade 10 Geomorphology
Grade 10 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 10 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 10 Atmosphere
The Coriolis effect is the direct result of one of the following:
  1. temperature
  2. gravitational pull of the sun
  3. ocean currents
  4. rotation of the earth
Grade 10 Atmosphere
The Coriolis effect can influence which of the following?
  1. tides
  2. currents
  3. winds
  4. all of the above
Grade 10 Tectonics
Places where tectonic plates move apart are called
  1. convergent boundaries
  2. transform boundaries
  3. subduction zones
  4. divergent boundaries
Grade 10 Tectonics
The theory of continental drift says that
  1. all the continents were once one continent that broke up and drifted apart over hundreds of millions of years
  2. the continents have always been separate but may one day drift together to form a single continent
Grade 10 Oceanography and Hydrology
What does turbidity measure?
  1. the salinity of the water
  2. how hot the water is
  3. the visibility of the water
  4. the density of the water
Grade 10 Oceanography and Hydrology
What type of tides does the Gulf of Mexico get?
  1. diurnal
  2. semi diurnal
  3. mixed
  4. none of the above
Grade 10 Atmosphere

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Grade 10 Environmental Science
Grade 10 Environmental Science
How is electricity generated from a fossil fuel?
  1. coal, water and steam, generator, turbine
  2. coal, water and steam, turbine, generator
  3. coal, steam, turbine, generator
  4. coal, water, generator, turbine
Grade 10 Atmosphere
In which layer does most weather occur?
  1. thermosphere
  2. troposphere
  3. mesosphere
  4. stratosphere
Grade 10 Oceanography and Hydrology
Ninety-seven percent of the world's water resources are found in
  1. fresh water.
  2. salt water.
  3. ice caps and glaciers.
  4. groundwater.
Grade 10 Tectonics
As the distance from a quake's epicenter increases
  1. intensity increases
  2. intensity decreases
  3. wave speed increases
  4. the focus decreases
Grade 10 Atmosphere
In which part of atmosphere is the OZONE layer present?
  1. Stratosphere
  2. Troposphere
  3. Mesosphere
  4. Thermosphere
Grade 10 Atmosphere
Weather forecast charts generally show all but one of the following for a localized region or area:
  1. lightning strike zones
  2. temperature
  3. air pressure
  4. wind speed and direction
  5. humidity
Grade 10 Geomorphology
This type of erosion creates small channels of running water on the side of a slope.
  1. gully erosion
  2. wave erosion
  3. rill erosion
  4. tributary erosion
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