MS Science TAKS
th
review for 8 grade
Student copy
Science Curriculum & Instruction
2. You have a glass beaker filled with a mixture of
hot chemicals. The beaker and mixture have a
mass of 247 grams. If you want to know the
mass of the chemicals only, what should you
have done first?
A. Pour the chemicals directly on a spring scale.
B. Find a very light container that can hold the
chemicals.
C. Obtain the mass of an empty glass beaker of
the same size.
D. Separate the chemicals into their individual
components.
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TEKS 6.4A, 7.4A, 8.4A
3.
A student made 3 stacks of books. She leaned
identical boards on each stack. She covered one
board with waxed paper, one with sandpaper, & one
with cloth. She placed a toy car at the top of one
board, released it and let it roll until it stopped. She
measured the distance the car traveled. She repeated
the procedure for the other two boards.
What is the independent variable in this investigation?
F.
G.
H.
J.
The distance the car rolled.
The height from which the car was released.
The number of books used.
The surface of the board.
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TEKS 8.2A
4. Which of the following is a safe way to
conserve resources in the lab?
A. Clean up all equipment at the same
time.
B. Use older, slightly damaged equipment.
C. Carefully measure chemicals.
D. Clean up chemical spills quickly.
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TEKS 8.1B
Trial
Speed (m/s)
1
6
2
7
3
6
4
9
5. What is the average speed in m/s of the 4 trials of
the toy car the travels down the ramp?
F.
G.
H.
J.
6
7
8
9
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TEKS 8.2B
Substance
Specific heat capacity (J/kg x oC)
Aluminum
899
Copper
387
Gold
129
Silver
234
Water
4,184
Wood
176
6. Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the
information shown?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Most types of matter heat up at the same rate.
Most types of matter cool down at the same rate.
It takes less energy to heat 1 g of silver then 1 g of gold.
It takes more energy to heat 1 g of water then 1 g of copper.
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TEKS 6.2D, 7.2D,8.2D
7.
At the grocery store, a student looks at a label on a
box of oatmeal. The advertisement he saw on TV
said that by eating this brand of oatmeal every
morning you would lose weight. Are the
advertisement’s claims reliable?
F. No, no advertisement ever makes reliable claims.
G. No, you must diet and exercise to decrease body
weight.
H. Yes, advertisements that are on TV and labeled on
the box are always truthful.
J. Yes, eating oatmeal makes people lose weight.
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TEKS 8.3B
Sunny Days in Spring, TX
40
35
30
25
Days 20
15
10
5
0
Jan
Feb March April
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Months
8. The graph shows the average number of days of sunny
weather that Spring, Texas has each month for the last 10
years. If the trend continues next year, which month will
Spring have the least amount of sunny days?
A.
B.
C.
D.
December
January
July
September
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TEKS 8.4B
9.A student hears a scientist on the news the
says he thinks there is life on another planet.
What is the most important question that the
student should ask in order to critique what the
scientist is saying?
F. Does the scientist think there is life in other
galaxies too?
G. What evidence is the scientist basing his
statement on?
H. Where did the scientist study and go to
school?
J. Who works for the scientist and helps in his
research?
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TEKS 8.3A
10.Which of the following scientists was first to
suggest that Earth and the other planets in
the solar system revolve around the sun?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Isaac Newton
Marie Curie
Nicolas Copernicus
Galileo
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TEKS 8.3C, 8.13A
11. Which of the following questions about
frogs could be answered through a scientific
investigation?
F. Are frogs able to play musical instruments?
G. Are some frog species happier than other
frog species?
H. How do the diets of different frog species
differ?
J. What kind of dreams do frogs have?
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TEKS 6.2A, 7.2A, 8.2A
12. The magnification of the eyepiece on a
compound microscope is 10X. The
magnification of the objective lens of 100X.
What is the total magnification?
A.
B.
C.
D.
10X
90X
110X
1,000X
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TEKS 6.4A, 7.4A, 8.4A
13.Which of the following objects would
make the best model of a blood vessel?
F. A steel pipe
G. A rubber tube
H. A cotton string
J. An electrical wire
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TEKS 8.3C
Population
(in billions)
World Population Growth
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
1800
1850
Year
1900
1950
2000
14.The graph show world population growth over the
last 200 years. If the trend continues the world population
will –
A.
B.
C.
D.
decrease
increase, then decrease
Increase
stay the same
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TEKS 8.2C
15. A student is planning an investigation
about plants. She says, “Plants grow
better in sunlight.” This statement is an
example of –
F. data
G. a hypothesis
H. an investigation
J. a procedure
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TEKS 6.2A, 7.2A, 8.2A
16.You have a bag of cookies that says it
contains 34 grams. Which tool would
you use to check to be sure that the
bag actually contains 34 grams?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Graduated cylinder
Meter stick
Triple beam balance
Spring scale
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TEKS 6.4A, 7.4A, 8.4A
17.Which would be an important piece of
safety equipment to use when heating a
substance in science lab?
F
G
H
J
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TEKS 8.1A
18.Nitrogen fertilizer is often added to soil
to increase the growth of grass in lawns.
Which of these nearby ecosystems
would most likely be harmed by the use
of nitrogen fertilizer?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Forest
Meadow
Park
Pond
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TEKS 8.12C
19.Which type of diagram provides the
most information about the feeding
relationship among organisms in an
ecosystem?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Food chain
Food web
Energy chain
Energy pyramid
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TEKS 8.6C
20.The diagram shows the natural pattern of an
ecosystem changing over time. This is known as –
A.
B.
C.
D.
mutualism
photosynthesis
predation
succession
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TEKS 7.12D
21.What is one way that plant and animal
cells are different?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Plant cells do not have cell membranes.
Only animal cells contain cytoplasm.
Only plant cells contain a nucleus.
Only plant cells have cell walls.
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TEKS 6.10B
22.Which biome is found around Earth’s
North and south Poles?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Deciduous forest
Tropical Rainforest
Taiga
Tundra
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TEKS 7.12C
23.Nerves are made of tissue, so nerves
are made of –
F.
G.
H.
J.
cells
organs
organ systems
organisms
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TEKS 6.10C
24.Organisms found living in a tundra
would be adapted to live in –
A.
B.
C.
D.
low altitudes
cold conditions
sunny conditions
wet areas
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TEKS 7.12C
25. What occurs during photosynthesis?
F. Biomass is converted into chemical energy.
G. Heat energy is converted into biomass.
H. Chemical energy is transferred into heat
energy.
J. Solar energy is transferred into chemical
energy.
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TEKS 7.8B
26.When an organism dies, chemical energy is
still stored in its body’s tissues. Energy is
released from the body through the process
of –
A.
B.
C.
D.
decomposition
differentiation
osmosis
photosynthesis
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TEKS 6.8B
B
b
b
?
?
B
?
?
27.The Punnett square shows the genotype of
two mice. B represents the allele for brown
hair. The allele of white hair is represented
by b. What are the possible genotypes of the
mice’s offspring?
F.
G.
H.
J.
BB only
Bb only
BB and bb
BB, bb and Bb
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TEKS 7.10C, 8.11C
28.When a baby kangaroo is born, the first thing
is does is crawl into its mother’s pouch. What
type of behavior is the baby kangaroo
exhibiting?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Innate behavior
Learned behavior
Emotional behavior
Both innate and learned behavior
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TEKS 8.11B
29. How does the respiratory system interact with
the muscular system?
F. The muscular system produces blood which is
needed by the lungs to work.
G. The muscular system makes mucus for the
trachea.
H. The respiratory system provides the oxygen
needed by the muscles to work.
J. The respiratory system causes the muscles to
movement.
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TEKS 8.6A
30.The circulatory system carries oxygen
and nutrients to every cell in an animals
body. Which part of the system is
needed to carry the oxygen out to the
rest of the body?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Arteries
Heart
Lungs
Veins
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TEKS 6.5B
31.The skull is part of the skeletal system in an
animal. One of the functions of the skeletal
system is to protect soft body parts. The skull’s
structure helps to perform this function because
the skull –
F. has marrow, which produce blood cells
G. has sharp teeth, which the animal uses to eat
H. is flexible, which allows the brain to continue
growing.
J. is hard, which protects the brain from being
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injured.
2
TEKS 6.5B
32.What is taken in by a plant as part of
photosynthesis?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Carbon dioxide
Chemical energy
Oxygen
Sulfur
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TEKS 8.6B
Grams of water
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
0
10
20
30
40
50
oC
33. Predict how many grams of water the
atmosphere could hold at 500 C.
F. 25 g
G. 35 g
H. 52 g
J. 62 g
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TEKS 8.10B
34.How do consumers interact with
producers in an ecosystem?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Producers eat consumers
Consumers eat producers
Producers decompose consumers
Decomposers produce consumers
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TEKS 7.12B
35.A forest ecosystem has an increase in rainfall
so more wildflowers grow. The wildflowers
support a greater number of butterflies. Lizards
in the forest eat butterflies. The lizard
population will most likely be affected by the
increase in the butterfly population by the size
of the lizard population –
F.
G.
H.
J.
decreasing
decreasing then increasing
increasing
staying the same
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TEKS 8.11A
T
t
T
?
?
t
?
?
36. The Punnett square shows the genotype of two rose
parents. T represents the allele for large thorns. The
allele for small thorns is represented by t. What are the
possible genotypes of the rose’s offspring?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Tt only
Tt and tt
TT and Tt
TT, Tt and tt
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TEKS 8.11C
37. Humans brought domesticated cats to the
island of Madagascar. Several types of
ground-nesting birds became extinct after the
cats arrived. Which kind of threat to native
animals is this an example of?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Foreign animal trade
Habitat destruction
Species introduction
Unregulated hunting
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TEKS 8.14B
38.All of the populations living within an
area make up a(n) –
A.
B.
C.
D.
community
ecosystem
organism
species
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TEKS 6.10C, 8.6C
39. What type of energy is transferred into
chemical energy in the process of
photosynthesis?
F.
G.
H.
J.
chemical
kinetic
potential
radiant
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TEKS 7.8B
40.Which of the following elements would be the
best conductor?
A. Au
B. C
C. Ne
D. S
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TEKS 8.9B
41. Which two elements are most similar?
F. H and O
G. Fe and Co
H. Li and F
J. Mg and Sr
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TEKS 8.9B
42.The formula that represents sodium
chloride, commonly known as salt, is –
A.
B.
C.
D.
H 2O
NaCl
SaLt
SoCh
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TEKS 8.9C
43. This Bohr model represents the
element –
F.
G.
H.
J.
Carbon
Fluorine
Oxygen
Neon
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TEKS 8.8A
44.What part of the oxygen atom contains
neutral particles?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Electrons
Electron clouds
Isotopes
Nucleus
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TEKS 8.8A, 8.8B
45.Which of the following must be the
same for every atom of the element
hydrogen?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Atomic mass
Number of electrons
Number of neutrons
Number of protons
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TEKS 8.8A, 8.8B
46.You find an object that is shiny and
solid. It conducts heat and electricity.
How would the object be classified?
A.
B.
C.
D.
noble gas
non-metal
metal
halogen
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TEKS 8.9B
47.Which of the following is not a property
of an atom?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Color
Electric charge
Mass
Number of protons
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TEKS 8.8A, 8.8B
48. Which of the following changes is not a
physical change?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Beating an egg
Making a tossed salad
Boiling water
Frying an egg
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TEKS 6.7B, 8.9A
49. As the stored chemical energy in biomass is
decomposed in a compost bin, what is most
of the energy converted into?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Heat
Oxygen
Soil
Water
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TEKS 6.8B
50.The tendency of an object at rest to
remain at rest or an object in motion to
remain in motion is known as –
A.
B.
C.
D.
friction
inertia
work
zero gravity
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TEKS 8.7A
51. A blow dryer transforms –
F. electrical energy to potential energy
G. electrical energy to thermal energy
H. kinetic energy to thermal energy
J. thermal energy to heat
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TEKS 6.9A
52. A student places a pan of water on a hot
plate. All the water becomes hot. What
process heats the water at the top of the
pan?
A. Conduction
B. Convection
C. Evaporation
D. Radiation
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TEKS 8.10A
53. A dirt bike rider has a mass of 50 kg.
The dirt bike has a mass of 200 kg. How
much force is needed to accelerate the
rider and the bike to 4 m/s2?
F. 2.5 N
G. 200 N
H. 800 N
J. 1,000 N
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TEKS 8.7A
54.What causes a rock to accelerate as it
falls?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Air pushing down on the rock.
A person throwing it downward.
The force of gravity.
The speed of the rock.
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TEKS 8.7A
55. A boat floats on water because of –
F.
G.
H.
J.
buoyant force
gravity
friction
magnetism
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TEKS 6.7B
56. What type of simple machine is used in
the pliers shown?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Inclined plane
Lever
Pulley
Wheel and axle
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TEKS 7.6A
57.Which of the following forces stimulates
a seedling’s roots to grow downward?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Gravity
Magnetism
Momentum
Radioactivity
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TEKS 7.6C
58.When a piece of paper burns, chemical
energy changes to ____ energy.
A.
B.
C.
D.
electrical
heat and light
kinetic and potential
mechanical
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TEKS 6.9A
59.What simple machine changes the
direction of a force without increasing or
decreasing the force?
F. Inclined plane
G. Lever
H. Pulley
J. Wheel and axle
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TEKS 7.6A
60. A space heater transforms –
A.
B.
C.
D.
electrical energy to heat energy
electrical energy to potential energy
kinetic energy to thermal energy
thermal energy to heat
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TEKS 6.9A
61.How much work in joules is done when
a 12 N force moves an object 3.3 m?
F.
G.
H.
J.
3.64 J
8.7 J
15.3 J
39.6 J
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TEKS 8.7A
62.A student is trying to move a large rock
in his yard. Which simple machine can
best help get the rock off the ground?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Inclined plane
Lever
Screw
Wheel and axle
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TEKS 7.6A
63.The diagram shows a large block held by a pulley
system. What type of energy does the block have
at this point in time?
F. Electrical
G. Kinetic
H. Potential
J. Thermal
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TEKS 7.8A
64.When the heart contracts, it pumps
blood to other parts of the body. The
blood moves because –
A.
B.
C.
D.
density of the blood increases
pressure in the heart increases
size of the heart increase
temperature of the blood increases
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TEKS 7.6C
65. A person changes the oil in their car and dumps
the old oil on the ground in an empty lot. How
might this affect the environment?
F.
G.
H.
J.
The oil will evaporate.
The oil will not affect the environment.
The oil may enter the groundwater and pollute it.
The oil may act as a fertilizer for plants.
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TEKS 6.14B, 7.14C, 8.14C
66.The tilt of Earth’s axis determines the –
A.
B.
C.
D.
length of a day
length of a year
phases of the moon
seasons
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TEKS 7.13A
67. All of the following are renewable
energy resources except –
F.
G.
H.
J.
falling water
fossil fuels
sunlight
wind
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TEKS 7,14C
68. Which of the following is an effect of the
increasing use of gasoline-powered vehicles?
A.
B.
C.
D.
The depletion of a nonrenewable resource.
The pollution of a inexhaustible resource.
The recycling of a reusable resource.
The replenishment of a renewable resource.
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TEKS 7.14C
69. The layer of the Earth that covers surface is the –
F. crust
G. mantle
H. inner core
J. outer core
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TEKS 8.14A
70. What effect might cutting down a large forest
have on the air in that location?
A. Carbon dioxide decreases and oxygen
increases.
B. Carbon dioxide increases and oxygen
decreases.
C. Levels of all gases increase.
D. Levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide stay the
same.
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TEKS 6.14C, 8.14C
71. Which of the following is the best evidence that
Earth’s continents were once in very different
positions than they are today?
F. Fossils of tropical plants have been found in
Antarctica.
G. Major rivers form deltas from erosion.
H. Penguins are found only in the Southern
Hemisphere.
J. Volcanoes surround the Pacific ocean.
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TEKS 8.14A
72.Early telescopes showed stars as only
points of light, while the planets
appeared to be much larger, providing
evidence that stars must –
A. be more plentiful in our solar system than
planets.
B. be much farther from Earth than planets.
C. reflect much more light than planets.
D. travel in elliptical orbits like planets.
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TEKS 6.13A, 8.13A
73.The Sun is a main sequence, yellow star
in the Milky Way galaxy, which is
described as a(n)–
F.
G.
H.
J.
dwarf galaxy
elliptical galaxy
irregular galaxy
spiral galaxy
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TEKS 8.13A
74. Stars begin their life cycle in a –
A.
B.
C.
D.
black hole
nebula
nova
supernova
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TEKS 8.13A
75.A land developer cleared all the trees in a
neighborhood to be able to build new
homes. A direct result of removing trees
from the area would be –
F. a lower amount of carbon dioxide in the air
G. a higher rate of erosion
H. an increase in the carnivore population
J. a slowdown of the nitrogen cycle
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TEKS 8.14C
76.A current carries water from Canada and
Alaska to the south along the California
coast. How does this current most likely
affect California’s climate?
A.
B.
C.
D.
The current causes floods in California.
The current caused droughts in California.
The current cools California.
The current warms California.
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TEKS 8.12B
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TEKS 8.12B
Iceland
77.How does the Gulf Stream current probably affect
Iceland?
F. The current carries cold water to Iceland.
G. The current causes Iceland’s climate to be warmer.
H. The current causes Iceland’s climate to be colder.
J. The current prevents sunlight from reaching Iceland.
78.Many weather systems form over
oceans. The energy needed to form
these weather systems starts from –
A.
B.
C.
D.
prevailing winds
the moon
the sun
water currents
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TEKS 8.10B
79.Astronomers have discovered many
differences in stars through their observations.
One theory used to explain these differences is
that –
F. Earth’s atmosphere distorts our view of the
stars.
G. stars are at different points in their life cycles.
H. the distances between stars are huge.
J. there is too much light pollution on Earth to
study stars.
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TEKS 8.13A
80. The type of boundary shown in the diagram is –
A. convergent
B. divergent
C. rift
D. transform
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TEKS 8.14A
81.A rift valley is evidence of which kind of
plate boundary?
F. Convergent
G. Divergent
H. Folded
J. Transform
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8.14A
82.Earthquake vibrations are detected,
measured and recorded by instruments
called –
A.
B.
C.
D.
magnetometers
Richter scales
seismographs
sonargraphs
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7.14A, 8.7B
83.The type of plate boundary found in Iceland is –
F.
G.
H.
J.
convergent
divergent
lateral
transform
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TEKS 8.14A
84.The Eurasian plate and North American plate are
moving away from each other. This is causing the
Atlantic Ocean to become wider. What other change
will this movement most likely cause?
A.
B.
C.
D.
The destruction of beaches along the coast of
Europe.
The formation of mountains along the east coast of
North America.
The Pacific Ocean is becoming smaller in size.
The Gulf of Mexico is becoming deeper.
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8.14A
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85.The theory of plate tectonics states that Earth’s
lithosphere is divided into pieces called plates that are
constantly moving. The diagram above shows two plates
that are colliding. What landforms result from this action?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Mountains
Plains
Plateaus
Valleys
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TEKS 8.14A
86. What lunar phase will occur when the moon
is in the position indicated in the model?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Crescent
Full moon
Gibbous
New moon
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TEKS 7.13B, 8.12A
87.The moon can be seen in the night sky
because the moon –
F.
G.
H.
J.
emits its own light
produces radiant energy
reflects sunlight
refracts sunlight
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TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B, 8.12A
88.When does the Northern Hemisphere
experience summer?
A. When the length of the day equals the length
of the night.
B. When the Earth is closest to the sun.
C. When the Earth is tilted most on its axis.
D. Then the North Pole is tilted toward the sun.
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TEKS 7.13A
89.The plates of the Earth’s lithosphere are
moved around by –
F. winds in the atmosphere
G. conduction in the asthenosphere
H. convection currents in the ocean
J. convection currents in the
asthenosphere
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TEKS 8.14A
90.The map shows acid rain concentrations across the United States.
Which of the following is the most likely explanation for the
differences in acid rain concentrations across the country?
A. The southwest part of the U.S. produces more solid wastes.
B. The southeastern part of the U.S. has the most forests.
C. The northeast part of the U.S. burns the most fossil fuels.
D. The northwest part of the U.S. used only solar energy.
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TEKS 7.14C, 8.14B, 8.14C
91.A meteorite collides with the Earth’s
surface. What will be the most likely
effect of this collision?
F.
G.
H.
J.
A crater will form.
A convergent plate boundary will form.
A divergent plate boundary will form.
A volcanic eruption will occur.
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TEKS 7.14A
92. Pressure builds up along a fault line and
eventually the rocks along the fault shift
positions. What will be the effect of this
process?
A.
B.
C.
D.
An earthquake will occur.
A hot spot will form.
A tsunami will form.
A volcanic eruption will occur.
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TEKS 7.14A
93.An earthquake would most likely result
near which of the following features?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Cave
Fault
Plain
Valley
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TEKS 7.14A
94. Light-years are the most appropriate
measurement for which of the following
distances?
A. The distance between the moon and Earth.
B. The distance between the North and South
Poles.
C. The distance from the sun to the center of the
galaxy.
D. The distance from Florida to California.
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8.13B
95. How would the planet most likely be affected if
Earth were not tilted on its axis?
F. Earth would become very hot on one side.
G. Earth would not experience different seasons.
H. The length of day and night would be very
different.
J. The moon would not revolve around the Earth.
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TEKS 7.13A
96.Which of the following lunar phases
occurs approximately 28 days after a
full moon in the lunar cycle?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Crescent
Full moon
Gibbous
New moon
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TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B
97.Which of the following causes the
moon’s phases to occur?
F.
G.
H.
J.
The Earth’s rotation on its axis
The Earth’s revolution around the sun
The moon’s rotation on its axis
The moon’s revolution around the
Earth.
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TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B
98.Which of the following conservation practices
is the best way to conserve some of the
Earth’s nonrenewable resources?
A. Recycling newspapers.
B. Reusing a paper sack as wrapping paper.
C. Turning off the water while brushing your
teeth.
D. Walking instead of driving in a car.
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TEKS 7.14C, 8.14B, 8.14C
99.What is the name of the galaxy we live
in?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Andromeda
Beta
Milky Way
Polaris
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TEKS 8.13A
100.The moon’s surface is made up of rocks and
dust-like soil. Which is the likely cause of the
“soil” on the moon?
A. Breakup of rocks from rain and moving water.
B. Breakup of rocks when meteors struck the
moon.
C. Weathering by glaciers.
D. Weathering by wind.
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TEKS 6.13A
101.Which of the following lists is in order from largest to
smallest?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Moon, Earth, Sun, Solar System, Galaxy, Universe
Solar System, Galaxy, Universe, Moon, Sun, Earth
Universe, Galaxy, Sun, Solar System, Earth, Moon
Universe, Galaxy, Solar System, Sun, Earth, Moon
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TEKS 6.13A
102.Which of the following is a
nonrenewable source of energy?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Wood
Coal
Water
Wind
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TEKS 7.14C
103. When the phase of the moon is a full moon,
F. the sunlit side of the moon is facing away from
Earth
G. the sunlit side of the moon is facing the earth
H. the sun is not shining on the moon
J. the moon is in Earth’s shadow
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TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B
104.Which of these planets would have the
longest revolution around the sun?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Earth
Jupiter
Neptune
Venus
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TEKS 6.13A,
105.Which of the following lists the
components in order from smallest to
largest?
F.
G.
H.
J.
Solar system, universe, galaxy
Galaxy, solar system, universe
Solar system, galaxy, universe
Universe, solar system, galaxy
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TEKS 8.13A
Planet
Approximate Time
for One Rotation
Approximate Time
for One Revolution
Mercury
59 days
88 days
Earth
24 hours
365 days
Mars
24.7 hours
687 days
Jupiter
10 hours
11.9 years
106.Which of the four planets in the table has
the shortest day?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Earth
Mars
Mercury
Jupiter
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TEKS 6.13A, 8.2E
You cannot see a new moon because –
F. Earth’s axis tilts away from the moon
G. The moon has absorbed all the light
that hits it
H. The moon’s sunlit side is facing away
from Earth
J. The sun is not shining on the moon
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TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B
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