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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Earth Science Questions

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Grade 9 :: Geomorphology by outom964
The breaking down of rocks on the earth's surface s                      .
  1. weathering
  2. chemical weathering
  3. erosion
  4. mechanical weathering
Grade 9 :: Geomorphology by outom964
Water freezing in the cracks of rocks is an example of                      .
  1. deposition
  2. mechanical weathering
  3. chemical weathering
  4. erosion
Grade 9 :: Oceanography and Hydrology by LBeth
Water stored within the earth below the water table
  1. runoff
  2. watershed
  3. groundwater
  4. floodplain
Grade 9 :: Oceanography and Hydrology by LBeth
Water from precipitation that does not enter the ground, but drains to surface water bodies
  1. runoff
  2. watershed
  3. groundwater
  4. floodplain
Grade 9 :: Geomorphology by CaryBloomquist
A glacier will retreat if
  1. more ice accumulates than melts.
  2. it gains ice at the same rate that ice melts.
  3. more ice melts than accumulates.
  4. the ice melts slower than it accumulates.
Grade 9 :: Oceanography and Hydrology by LBeth
Concentration of dissolved salts in water
  1. salinity
  2. turbidity
  3. permeability
  4. conductivity
Grade 9 :: Geomorphology by outom964
The main process that forms a beach is                .
  1. weathering
  2. erosion
  3. deposition
  4. oxidation
Grade 9 :: Oceanography and Hydrology by LBeth
Low-lying land next to a river
  1. runoff
  2. watershed
  3. groundwater
  4. floodplain
Grade 9 :: Oceanography and Hydrology by LBeth
Level of the ground below which is saturated with water
  1. dam
  2. aquifer
  3. reservoir
  4. water table
Grade 9 :: Oceanography and Hydrology by LBeth
Structure that impounds water or controls river flow
  1. dam
  2. aquifer
  3. reservoir
  4. water table
Grade 9 :: Tectonics by LBeth
What is the largest tectonic plate?
  1. Scotia plate
  2. Pacific plate
  3. Eurasian plate
  4. Antarctic plate
Grade 9 :: Geomorphology by outom964
Limestone caves form as a result of                     .
  1. deposition
  2. chemical weathering
  3. mechanical weathering
  4. wave erosion
Grade 9 :: Oceanography and Hydrology by LBeth
Which force is the driving mechanism of ocean tides?
  1. normal force
  2. frictional force
  3. magnetic force
  4. gravitational force
Grade 9 :: Oceanography and Hydrology by LBeth
Area of land that drains to a given body of water
  1. runoff
  2. watershed
  3. groundwater
  4. floodplain
Grade 9 :: Oceanography and Hydrology by LBeth
A natural or artificial surface body of water often used as a source for drinking water
  1. dam
  2. aquifer
  3. reservoir
  4. water table
Grade 9 :: Oceanography and Hydrology by LBeth
Permeable rock where groundwater is contained or flows
  1. dam
  2. aquifer
  3. reservoir
  4. water table
Grade 9 :: Environmental Science by Red_Dawn_WJ
Match the following term with the provided statements: Air pollution
  1. is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of forecast patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years
  2. are fuels formed by natural processes such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms.
  3. oxygen
  4. is the introduction of chemicals, particulates, biological materials, or other materials into the Earth's atmosphere
Grade 9 :: Historical Geology by PMISIAS
The process of using "half-lives" to determine the age of an object is known as
  1. Carboniferous dating
  2. Geologic dating
  3. Isometric dating
  4. Radioactive dating
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