Chapter 2 Test Review
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Layers of the Earth – list the layers of the earth. What is the thickest layer?
Identify the following:
lithosphere
biosphere
hydrosphere
atmosphere
What are landforms?
What type of map would they generally be shown on?
Identify the following:
Delta
Archipelago
Cataract
Volcano
(what is the area called where
we typically find volcanoes?)
Tectonic Plates – know the four ways tectonic plates move
Identify:
Erosion
Weathering
Sediment
Climate Regions
Review your climate notes and be able to identify regions based on their specific
components!
Identify these map projections and their uses!
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World Geography
Ch.2 Vocabulary Review
_____ 1. tsunami
A. Layer of gases that surround the earth.
_____ 2. hydrologic cycle
B. Water held in the pores of rocks
_____ 3. Aquifer
C. Continuous circulation of water between the atmosphere,
oceans, and the earth
_____ 4. weathering
D. The earth’s surface from the edge of a continent to the
deep part of the ocean
_____ 5. Precipitation
E. Rain, snow, sleet or hail
_____ 6. epicenter
F. Place shared by plants and animals that depend on one
another for survival
_____ 7. groundwater
G. Enormous moving pieces of the earth’s lithosphere
_____ 8. continent
H. Buildup of certain gases in the Earth’s atmosphere that
retain the sun’s warmth
_____ 9. biodiversity
I. Theory that earth was once a supercontinent that divided
and slowly drifted apart.
_____ 10. erosion
_____ 11. Rain shadow
J. Underground layer of rock through which water flows
K. Zone around the rim of the Pacific ocean with many
active volcanoes
_____ 12. Ring of Fire
L. A giant wave in the ocean, caused by an earthquake
_____ 13. urban climates
M.
Physical and chemical processes that change the
characteristics of the earth’s surface
_____ 14. biome
N. Weather patterns in cities
_____ 15. continental drift
O. Point at which an earthquake begins
P. Landmasses above water
_____ 16. atmosphere
_____ 17. Pangaea
Q. Area that includes particular animals and plants adapted
to conditions there
R. The name of the “supercontinent”
_____ 18. tectonic plates
S. A fracture (or break) in the earth’s crust
_____ 19. Greenhouse effect
T. Effect of mountains that blocks rain from reaching
interior regions
_____ 20. continental shelf
U. Variety of plants and animals living on the planet
_____21. ecosystem
V. Process by which weathered material is moved by wind,
water, ice, or gravity
_____22. fault
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Chapter 2 Test Review