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Grade 9 Atmosphere
The atmosphere                                                           .
  1. creates the tides.
  2. has no effect on heat gain or loss.
  3. allows heat to escape quickly in order to cool the planet.
  4. keeps heat from escaping too quickly into space.
Grade 9 Rocks
Rocks formed from the cooling lava of volcanic eruptions are                  .
  1. igneous rocks
  2. limestone rocks
  3. sedimentary rocks
  4. metamorphic rocks
Grade 9 Geomorphology
The breaking down of rocks on Earth's surface is                      .
  1. weathering
  2. chemical weathering
  3. erosion
  4. mechanical weathering
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Which of the following is NOT a fossil fuel?
  1. coal
  2. natural gas
  3. oil
  4. uranium
Grade 9 Geomorphology

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Glaciers, weather, and water shape Earth by
  1. tectonics.
  2. erosion.
  3. El Nino.
  4. hibernation.
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
A geyser is a hot spring that shoots columns of                                                                 .
  1. cold water and steam into the air every so often.
  2. hot water and steam into the air every so often.
  3. hot water and steam into the air all the time.
  4. hot water and steam into the inside of the earth every so often.
Grade 9 Environmental Science
The ultimate energy source for Earth is
  1. the Sun.
  2. electricity.
  3. natural gas.
  4. coal.
Grade 9 Tectonics
What is a fault?
  1. the point inside Earth at which an earthquake occurs
  2. the point on Earth's surface directly above the earthquake focus
  3. a fracture in Earth along which movement has occurred
  4. a fracture in Earth along which NO movement has occurred
Grade 9 Atmosphere
In what way does a mountain can affect climate?
  1. absorbing more solar energy at the peak than at the base of the mountain.
  2. causing precipitation to fall mostly on one side of the mountain.
  3. pushing a cool air mass back out over the ocean.
  4. interfering with air currents and affecting Earth's rotation.
Grade 9 Volcanoes
The Ring of Fire refers to
  1. an active erupting volcano.
  2. the volcanoes surrounding the Pacific Ocean.
  3. the spreading that takes place on the ocean floor.
  4. the land once known as Pangaea.
Grade 9 Earth's Layers
What part of Earth contains rocks?
  1. Biosphere
  2. Hydrosphere
  3. Atmosphere
  4. Lithosphere
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Fossils are usually found in
  1. igneous rock.
  2. sedimentary rock.
  3. metamorphic rock.
  4. molten rock.
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Grade 9 Environmental Science
All of the following are ways to fight global warming EXCEPT
  1. preserve forests.
  2. conserve energy.
  3. increase use of fossil fuels.
  4. develop sustainable energy sources.
Grade 9 Earth's Layers
What is one reason that Earth's core is so hot?
  1. Coal and oil burn in the core.
  2. As heavy elements in the core decay, they produce radioactive heat.
  3. The Sun heats up Earth and causes the inside to melt.
Grade 9 Environmental Science
Which of the following is not a greenhouse gas?
  1. water vapor
  2. carbon dioxide
  3. oxygen
Grade 9 Geomorphology
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