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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Earth Science Questions

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Grade 9 Geomorphology
The formation of the Grand Canyon in Colorado is an example of                  .
  1. glacial erosion.
  2. wind erosion.
  3. water erosion.
  4. chemical erosion.
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 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 Geomorphology
On what particular condition will glaciers retreat?
  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 Minerals
Color is not often a useful identification property because                                           .
  1. some minerals are colorless
  2. the same mineral can be different colors
  3. different minerals can be different colors
  4. some minerals are single elements
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 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 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 Earth's Layers
What part of Earth contains rocks?
  1. Biosphere
  2. Hydrosphere
  3. Atmosphere
  4. Lithosphere
Grade 9 Environmental Science
The ultimate energy source for Earth is
  1. the Sun.
  2. electricity.
  3. natural gas.
  4. coal.
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.
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