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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) Earth Science Questions

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Grade 12 Tectonics
Subduction tends to form
  1. gyres.
  2. trenches.
  3. ridges.
  4. plates.
Grade 12 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 12 Oceanography and Hydrology
What type of glacier is confined by local topography?
  1. Alpine glacier
  2. Continental glacier
  3. Iceberg
  4. Crevasse
Grade 12 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 12 Environmental Science
What is ethanol?
  1. Gasoline
  2. Plant fermented fuel
  3. Corn
  4. Water
Grade 12 Oceanography and Hydrology
Desalination is the process of what?
  1. Removing the salt from ocean and sea water
  2. Adding salt to fresh water
  3. Pumping water from underground aquifers
  4. Purifying water contaminated with pollutants
Grade 12 Atmosphere
What causes the most deaths in a hurricane?
  1. the wind
  2. the storm surge
  3. flying debris
Grade 12 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 12 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which of the following is NOT a stage of the water cycle?
  1. Evapotranspiration
  2. Desalination
  3. Precipitation
  4. Condensation
Grade 12 Environmental Science
A renewable resource is a resource which:
  1. Can be readily made
  2. Has a limited amount
  3. Is naturally reoccurring
  4. Is never used
Grade 12 Rocks
A rock that would most likely contain a fossil would be:
  1. igneous
  2. sedimentary
  3. volcanic
  4. metamorphic
  5. topsoil
Grade 12 Atmosphere
The Coriolis effect is a result of the Earth’s
  1. rotation
  2. temperature
  3. curvature
  4. gravitation
  5. tilt
Grade 12 Environmental Science
Grade 12 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 12 Rocks
The smallest particle of soil is known as
  1. sand
  2. silt
  3. loam
  4. clay
  5. humus
Grade 12 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 12 Environmental Science
Grade 12 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is defined as the amount of space between particles?
  1. Porosity
  2. Permeability
  3. Aquifer
  4. Hot springs
Grade 12 Oceanography and Hydrology
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