Earth Science Final Exam

by: xokmo

Mr. Duvall's class

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    Hot springs, caves full of poisonous gases and earthquakes are all signs of ____.

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    What was a likely cause of the downfall of the Roman civilization?

  3. 3

    Tsunamis can be caused by _____.

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    Which are possible warning signs of an approaching tsunami?

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    5. The strongest earthquake on record worldwide occurred in __ and was a _ magnitude.

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    6. The most damaging earthquake on record worldwide occurred in _ in ___.

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    7. Secondary waves make this type of motion.

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    8. This wave can travel through all types of matter.

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    9. It is because of this wave that scientists know that there is liquid inside the earth.

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    10. Waves of energy pass________.

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    11. An earthquake occurs at the ___.

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    12. A seismic gap is ____.

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    13. Which of the following is NOT true about a tsunami?

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    14. If you are in a boat in the middle of an ocean, which would you experience during a tsunami?

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    15. Approximately ______ earthquakes occur each year.

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    16. Earthquakes can cause _____.

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    17. An earthquake occurs as the result of a process called ___________.

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    18. Travel-time graphs from at least ___ seismographs are needed to locate an earthquake.

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    19. Seismic waves reach a seismograph in the following order:

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    20. Surface waves make this type of motion.

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    21. Which of the following is FALSE regarding how an earthquake occurs?

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    23. Which of the following is NOT a greenhouse gas?

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    24. “Greenhouse gases” refer to gases that ______.

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    25. Without greenhouse gases, the Earth’s average temperature would be _ degrees F.

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    26. The majority of the natural Greenhouse Effect is caused by ____.

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    27. Which greenhouse gas has humans increased from 280 to 380 parts per million since 1850?

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    28. Global warming is CAUSED by_________.

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    29. Which of the following is TRUE about global surface temperatures?

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    30. Why do we care if the Himalayan glaciers melt?

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    31. Per person, the yearly average carbon emissions worldwide is __ ton(s)

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    32. The U.S. is responsible for about __ percent of yearly worldwide carbon emissions.

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    33. This renewable resource may one day be supplied via special roof shingles, paint, and your jacket fabric.

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    34. In one _, the Sun provides the Earth with enough power to supply society’d energy needs for a year.

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    35. Environmental changes due to global warming seem to include _________.

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    36. Disease-carrying organisms are INCREASING thanks to ___.

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    37. The ___ Protocol, created in 1987 to cut down on ___ emission, is used as an example of how the world can come together to combat a global environmental crisis.

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    38. The relationship between air temperatures and carbon dioxide levels over the past 650,000 years is that when ____

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    39. If West Antarctica finishes melting over the next 25 years as predicted, then _____.

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    40. The insurance industry has noticed that damage claims have ______.

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    41. Our increasing presence as a society is causing the extinction rate for the Earth’s species to be _ times the normal rate.

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