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Grade 8 Tectonics
This map is most useful for identifying                     .
Tectonic Plates No Labels
  1. biomes
  2. continents
  3. tectonic plates
  4. global wind patterns
Grade 8 Rocks
Which cycle is primarily represented by the diagram?
Subduction Zone
  1. life cycle
  2. rock cycle
  3. water cycle
  4. carbon cycle
Grade 8 Soil
The solid layer of rock beneath the soil is called
  1. bottom rock
  2. solid rock
  3. top rock
  4. bedrock
Grade 8 Environmental Science
Which of these could help to reduce air pollution?
  1. recycling
  2. mining
  3. burning fossil fuels
  4. driving a car
Grade 8 Volcanoes
There are three different types of volcanoes. What two things determine the classification of volcanoes?
  1. shape and size
  2. shape and color
  3. shape and composition
  4. shape and texture
Grade 8 Soil
Which lists the soil particles from largest to smallest?
  1. sand, gravel, clay, silt
  2. gravel, silt, sand, clay
  3. gravel, sand, silt, clay
  4. gravel, clay, sand, silt
Grade 8 Volcanoes
Grade 8 Atmosphere
What statement can clearly explain the basic reason for the Earth's seasons:
  1. As the sun moves away from Earth the seasons will change
  2. As the Earth revolves around the sun, the seasons change
  3. As the Earth revolves around the sun, the Earth's tilt will result in either the northern or southern hemisphere getting more exposure from the direct rays of the sun
  4. none of these are true
Grade 8 Volcanoes
Where do most volcanoes occur?
  1. divergent boundary
  2. transform boundary
  3. convergent boundary
Grade 8 Tectonics
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