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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Oceanography and Hydrology Questions

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Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Why does the gravitational force of the Moon on Earth’s oceans is stronger than the gravitational force of the Sun?
  1. Moon’s air resistance keeps it from moving.
  2. Moon is smaller than the Sun.
  3. the Sun is made only of gas.
  4. Moon is closer to Earth than the Sun.
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Most tsunamis are caused by which of the following?
  1. meteors
  2. underwater earthquakes
  3. hurricanes
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Point C on the diagram best depicts which of these geologic processes?
Meandering River
  1. erosion
  2. lithification
  3. subduction
  4. metamorphism
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is NOT a part of the water cycle?
  1. condensation
  2. evaporation
  3. transpiration
  4. bacteria
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
What have scientists used to map the ocean floor?
  1. a map
  2. submarines
  3. sonar
  4. drilling
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Permeable materials allow water to easily flow through them. Which of the following is the most permeable material?
  1. sediment with large pore spaces that connect together
  2. sediment with small pore spaces that connect together
  3. sediment with large pore spaces that do not connect together
  4. sediment with small pore spaced that do not connect together
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Mild temperatures found in Northern and Western Europe can be attributed to which of the following?
  1. Labrador Current
  2. The Gulf Stream
  3. Equatorial Current
  4. Greenhouse Effect
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
When water changes into water vapor this is called                .
  1. condensation
  2. transpiration
  3. precipitation
  4. evaporation
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor is called
  1. organic rock.
  2. mid-ocean ridge.
  3. rock cycle.
  4. seafloor spreading.
Grade 8 Oceanography and Hydrology
Harper is doing a research paper about the drought in the Southwest United States. She learns that the Colorado River Basin has experienced over a decade of drought. Water storage for the region is at about half its capacity. Satellite imaging shows that over three-quarters of the water lost from the river basin came from groundwater. Which would be the best explanation about the drought for Harper to include in her paper?
  1. Water is a renewable resource that can always be replaced within a human lifetime.
  2. Water is a nonrenewable resource and can never be replaced within a human lifetime.
  3. Water in the river basin is being lost at a faster rate than can be naturally replaced through the water cycle.
  4. Water in the river basin is being replaced naturally through the water cycle at a faster rate than it is being lost.
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