Chapter9&10

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  1. A shield volcano
    A. is sometimes called a strato volcano.
    B. has gently sloping sides.
    C. forms when lava erupts underwater.
    D. has a jagged surface.
    B. has gently sloping sides.
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  2. A large depression that forms when the magma chamber partially empties is a
    A. crater.
    B. rift.
    C. caldera.
    D. cinder cone.
    C. caldera.
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  3. Which of the following best describes subduction?
    A. side-by-side movement of two tectonic plates
    B. movement of one tectonic plate under another
    C. movement of tectonic plates away from each other
    D. movement of one tectonic plate against another
    B. movement of one tectonic plate under another
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  4. A dormant volcano
    A. is currently explosive.
    B. might erupt again.
    C. usually erupts once each year.
    D. has never erupted.
    B. might erupt again.
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  5. Where are volcanoes most likely to form?
    A. along plate boundaries
    B. near the center of continents
    C. along bodies of water
    D. in mountainous areas
    A. along plate boundaries
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  6. Molten rock deep underground often gathers in a
    A. magma chamber.
    B. caldera.
    C. vent.
    D. landslide.
    A. magma chamber.
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  7. Lava that is very runny probably
    A. has been cooled below the surface.
    B. has a low silica content.
    C. is hotter than most lava.
    D. comes from explosive volcanoes.
    B. has a low silica content.
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  8. The pyroclastic material that can reach the upper atmosphere and circle the Earth for years is
    A. volcanic ash.
    B. lapilli.
    C. pahoehoe lava.
    D. aa lava.
    A. volcanic ash.
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  9. Which of these describes a possible climate change caused bya volcanic eruption?
    A. Scorched land creates drought conditions.
    B. Temperatures rise because of the heat coming from lava.
    C. Volcanic eruptions rarely affect climate.
    D. Ash blocks sunlight, causing temperatures to drop.
    D. Ash blocks sunlight, causing temperatures to drop.
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  10. The three main types of volcanoes are
    A. shield, pahoehoe, and vented.
    B. cinder cone, lapilli, and caldera.
    C. cinder, cone, and composite.
    D. shield, composite, and cinder cone.
    D. shield, composite, and cinder cone.
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  11. Most active volcanoes form
    A. where tectonic plates move back and forth.
    B. where tectonic plates collide.
    C. far from bodies of water.
    D. where tectonic plates separate.
    B. where tectonic plates collide.
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  12. The volcanoes of Hawaii and other places far from tectonic plate boundaries are known as
    A. mid-ocean ridges.
    B. calderas.
    C. hot spots.
    D. viscous volcanoes.
    C. hot spots.
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  13. Which category of volcano is most likely to erupt in the near future?
    A. an active volcano
    B. a dormant volcano
    C. an extinct volcano
    D. a viscous volcano
    A. an active volcano
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  14. Volcanoes are most likely to form
    A. in mountainous areas.
    B. along plate boundaries.
    C. near the center of continents.
    D. in deep canyons.
    B. along plate boundaries.
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  15. Volcanic activity is common along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This activity occurs at a
    A. break in the continental crust.
    B. subducted plane.
    C. divergent boundary.
    D. mantle plume.
    C. divergent boundary.
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  16. Which of the following is NOT considered when predicting volcanic eruptions?
    A. changes in the volcano’s slope
    B. atmospheric activity
    C. internal temperature
    D. the composition of volcanic gases
    B. atmospheric activity
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  17. What is most likely to happen if the water content of magma is high?
    A. An explosive eruption is likely.
    B. Pressure will decrease.
    C. A nonexplosive eruption will occur.
    D. No eruption will occur.
    A. An explosive eruption is likely.
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  18. What is pyroclastic material?
    A. molten rock
    B. lava that flows underwater
    C. magma that remains underground too long
    D. magma that blasts into the air and hardens
    D. magma that blasts into the air and hardens
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  19. Which of these describes a climate change caused by a volcanic eruption?
    A. Ash blocks sunlight, causing temperatures to drop.
    B. Volcanic eruptions don’t cause climate changes.
    C. Temperatures rise because of the heat coming from lava.
    D. Burned land creates dry conditions.
    A. Ash blocks sunlight, causing temperatures to drop.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. What is a rift?
    A. an instrument that predicts eruptions
    B. a closed vent
    C. a hot spot
    D. a crack in the Earth’s crust
    D. a crack in the Earth’s crust
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  21. What is a tiltmeter?
    A. an instrument that measures the intensity of earthquakes
    B. an instrument that measures changes in a volcano’s slope
    C. an instrument that measures the temperature inside a
    D. an instrument that measures gases
    volcano
    D. an instrument that measures gases
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  22. Which kind of volcano will probably never erupt again?
    A. an active volcano
    B. a chamber volcano
    C.a dormant volcano
    D. an extinct volcano
    A. an extinct volcano
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  23. Repeated eruptions of lava create
    A. volcanoes.
    B. explosives.
    C. calderas.
    D. craters.
    A. volcanoes.
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  24. Which kind of volcanic eruption is most destructive?
    A. pahoehoe
    B. explosive
    C. atmospheric
    D. nonexplosive
    B. explosive
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  25. Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens are
    A. cinder cone volcanoes.
    B. calderas.
    C. shield volcanoes.
    D. composite volcanoes.
    D. composite volcanoes.
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  26. Magma forms in deep in the Earth’s crust and in the mantle where
    A. temperature is low and pressure is high.
    B. temperature is high and pressure is low.
    C. temperature and pressure are high.
    D. temperature and pressure are low.
    C. temperature and pressure are high.
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  27. Only about 5% of volcanoes on land form
    A. along divergent boundaries.
    B. along convergent boundaries.
    C. in hot spots.
    D. in the Ring of Fire.
    C. in hot spots.
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  28. When infrared images show that an area is getting hotter, what is probably happening there?
    A. Magma is rising in an active volcano.
    B. Pyroclastic material is filling a magma chamber.
    C. Magma is probably sinking deeper into the Earth’s crust.
    D.Lava inside a caldera is being warmed by the sun.
    A. Magma is rising in an active volcano.
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  29. Which of the following is a type of frost action?
    A. oxidation
    B. ice wedging
    C. abrasion
    D. gravity
    B. ice wedging
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  30. Which of the following types of chemical weathering causes a karst landscape, such as a cavern?
    A. lichens
    B. acid precipitation
    C.acids in groundwater
    D. water
    C.acids in groundwater
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  31. How do lichens slowly break down a rock?
    A. by mechanical weathering
    B. by ice wedging
    C. by chemical weathering
    D. by abrasion
    C. by chemical weathering
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  32. Which of these is most likely to experience oxidation?
    A. wooden fence
    B. bicycle tire
    C. aluminum can
    D. tennis ball
    C. aluminum can
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  33. A process by which softer, less weather-resistant rocks wear away and leave harder, more weather-resistant rocks behind is called
    A. mechanical weathering.
    B. ice wedging.
    C.differential weathering.
    D. chemical weathering.
    C. differential weathering.
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  34. Small rocks weather more quickly than large rocks because their surface area is
    A.thicker.
    B. larger.
    C. thinner.
    D. smaller.
    B. larger.
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  35. The average weather condition in an area over a long period of time is called
    A. weather.
    B. temperature.
    C. climate.
    D. humidity.
    C. climate.
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  36. Which rocks are exposed to more wind, rain, and ice?
    A. rocks at a lower elevation
    B. rocks at a higher elevation
    C. rocks in a warm, humid climate
    D. rocks in streams
    B. rocks at a higher elevation
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  37. What is the organic material formed in soil from the decayed remains of plants and animals called?
    A. residual soil
    B. parent rock
    C. humus
    D. bedrock
    C. humus
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  38. Which climate has the most productive soil for raising crops?
    A. temperate forest and grassland
    B. arctic
    C. desert
    D. tropical rain forest
    A. temperate forest and grassland
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  39. What is it called when a farmer plants different crops in order to use less nutrients or different nutrients from the soil?
    A. crop rotation
    B. terracing
    C. contour plowing
    D. cover crops
    A. crop rotation
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  40. Ice, wind, water, gravity, plants, and animals are all agents of
    A. differential weathering.
    B. oxidation.
    C. mechanical weathering.
    D. desertification.
    C. mechanical weathering.
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  41. When oxygen in the air reacts with iron, the result is
    A. differential weathering.
    B. oxidation.
    C. abrasion.
    D. infiltration.
    B. oxidation.
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  42. Which of the following is NOT a benefit provided by soil?
    A. provides a habitat for animals
    B. allows for water storage for plants
    C. provides minerals and nutrients for plants
    D. can be blown or washed away from its parent rock
    D. can be blown or washed away from its parent rock
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  43. Which soil conservation technique helps prevent erosion of sloping hills by heavy rains
    A. contour plowing
    B. cover crop
    C. no-till farming
    D. terracing
    A. contour plowing
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  44. Which of water’s properties directly causes mechanical weathering?
    A. Water expands when it freezes.
    B. Water can hold heat longer than soil.
    C. Water can form an acid when combined with some gases.
    D. Water dissolves many minerals.
    A. Water expands when it freezes.
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  45. Which of the following does not directly contribute to the weathering of rocks?
    A. gravity
    B. water
    C. wind
    D. sunlight
    D. sunlight
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  46. The decayed plant and animal material in soil is called
    A. humus.
    B. horizon.
    C. ventifacts.
    D. subsoil.
    A. humus.
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  47. Rust is the oxidation of
    A. iron.
    B. tin.
    C. nitrogen.
    D. water.
    A. iron.
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  48. What is the breakdown of rock into smaller pieces by physical means called?
    A. mechanical weathering
    B. acid precipitation
    C. habitation
    D. oxidation
    A. mechanical weathering
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  49. What is it called when softer rocks wear away and leave harder rocks behind?
    A. abrasion
    B. oxidation
    C. acidic weathering
    D. differential weathering
    D. differential weathering
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  50. What is the soil’s ability to hold nutrients and to supply nutrients to a plant called?
    A. soil fertility
    B. humus
    C. soil texture
    D. soil structure
    A. soil fertility
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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