How the Earth Works

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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  1. This ozone layer is in what layer?
    1. biosphere
    2. stratosphere
    3. troposphere
    4. hydrosphere
    5. mesosphere
  2. The part of the earth characterized by ice is the:
    1. lithosphere
    2. biosphere
    3. cryosphere
    4. mesosphere
    5. lithosphere
  3. The part of the earth characterized by life is the:
    1. mesosphere
    2. lithosphere
    3. biosphere
    4. stratosphere
    5. hydrosphere
  4. The largest part of the solid earth is:
    1. mantle
    2. core
    3. lithosphere
    4. stratosphere
    5. hydrosphere
  5. Convection is:
    1. a means of transporting heat by moving hot and cold material
    2. a force that causes storms to travel curving paths
    3. the force that drives ocean currents
    4. related to earth's rotation
    5. the process that creates the ozone layer
  6. What drives convection?:
    1. sunlight
    2. earth's rotation
    3. buoyancy
    4. pressure deep in the earth
    5. nuclear reactions
  7. Earth's atmospheric circulation is driven mostly by:
    1. waves in the ocean
    2. evaporation of water from the oceans
    3. unequal heating by the sun
    4. the earth's magnetic field
  8. The Coriolis Effect:
    1. causes water in a sink to spin as it drains
    2. causes hot air to rise and cool air to sink
    3. causes tides
    4. causes things moving on the earth to travel curving paths
    5. causes air to move from high to low pressure areas.
  9. Earth's surface ocean currents are driven mostly by:
    1. sinking of cold, dense water
    2. the winds
    3. the attraction of the sun and moon
  10. The principal reservoir for storing heat on the earth is the.
    1. lithosphere
    2. biosphere
    3. stratosphere
    4. hydrosphere
  11. What is one of the roles of water in the earth's interior?
    1. lowers the melting point of rocks
    2. raises the melting point of rocks
    3. makes rocks stronger
    4. carries material outward from the core
  12. What is one of the roles of water in the earth's interior?
    1. raises the melting point of rocks
    2. makes rocks stronger
    3. carries material outward from the core
    4. makes rocks weaker

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