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Test Two: Surface processes and Oceanography

1. The process by which water changes from liquid to gas is known as:
Evaporation, Condensation, Tranpiration, Precipitation
2. Water flowing down slope along the earth%27s surface is called:
Runoff, Stream flow, Groundwater flow, Glaciers
3. The water beneath the earth%27s surface is also known as:
Salinity, Infiltration, Groundwater, Stream flow
4. The process of water movement through a plant and its evaporation from stems, leaves, and flowers is known as:
Transpiration, Inspiration, Condensation, Photosynthesis
5. The flow of water in streams, rivers, and other channels is also known as:
Groundwater flow, Stream flow, Runoff, Flooding
6. The process by which a cooling gas changes into a liquid is:
Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Transpiration
7. The process by which surface water enters the soil is called:
Groundwater flow, Runoff, Infiltration, Stream flow
8. The repeated thawing and freezing of water in the cracks of rock is known as:
Exfoliation, Frost or Ice wedging, Erosion, Climate change
9. Precipitation containing by-products of burning fossil fuels such as sulfuric acid and nitric acid is known as:
Acid rain or precipitation, Greenhouse gases, Transpiration, Pollution
10. The chemical reaction of water with other substances is known as:
Neutralization, Combustion, Oxidation, Hydrolysis
11. Which of the following is NOT a threat to groundwater supplies?
Salt, Overuse, Greenhouse gases, Pollution
12. Sinkholes, caused by the depletion of groundwater and a decrease in local water pressure, are also known as:
Subsidence, Exfoliation quiz builder , Convection, Runoff
13. The process by which mining companies restore land used during mining operations to its original contours an vegetation is known as:
Deforestation, Reclamation, Agriculture, Urbanization
14. One of the drawbacks to agriculture is that it decreases local levels of:
Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gases, Water pollution, Biodiversity
15. The conversion of the sun’s radiant energy into electricity is known as:
Nuclear power, Hydropower, Solar power, Wind power
16. The conversion of the energy found in falling water or geothermal springs is known as
Nuclear power, Hydropower, Solar power, Wind power
17. Renewable energy sources that are created by recently living things are known as:
Biodiversity, Biofuels, Biotic factors, Fossil fuels
18. Which of the following energy sources does not release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere?
Natural gas, Coal, Oil, Nuclear energy
19. The measure of the amount of dissolved salts in seawater is known as:
Salinity, Buoyancy, Hydrolysis, Tides
20. The twice daily rise and fall of sea levels due to the gravitational pull of the sun and moon are known as:
Rip currents, Tides, Thermocline, Gulfstream
21. A partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams running into it is known as:
Barrier island, Coral reef, Estuary, Breakwater
22. Which of the following is NOT a major cause of the global sea level rise:
Icebergs melting, Glaciers melting, Climate change, Thermal expansion
23. Which of the following is NOT an example of a hard stabilization structure commonly used to slow down beach erosion?
Beach nourishment, Jetty, Groin, Sea wall
24. Nourished beaches often:
Erode away two or three times faster than natural beaches, Restore and widen the natural beach, Protect structures behind the beach, All of the above
25. Impermeable structures built perpendicularly from the shore intended to trap sand and retain sand are known as:
Groins, Breakwater, Sea wall, Lighthouse
26. The most effective method to decrease beach and coastal erosion is:
Hard structural stabilization methods., Soft structural stabilization methods, Non-structural methods such as zoning and land-use restrictions., Destroying structures that are close to the ocean
27. Which type of weathering changes the composition of rock?
Mechanical weathering, Chemical weathering, Both, Neither
28. What is the largest ocean?
Indian, Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific
29. Weathering is most likely to occur in which of the following climates?
Hot and dry, Cold and dry, Cold and wet, Hot and wet
30. Which of the following is NOT an example of a renewable energy source?
Hydropower, Nuclear Energy, Burning fossil fuels, Solar power
31. Just because you can, doesn%27t mean you:
Will, Are always right, Should, will ever grow up
32. Life is a series of choices. Choices have:
Consequences, Tattoos interactive , Sunny dispositions, Angsty teenagers
33. See you guys next year in:
Madagascar, Paris, Biology, the movies