Chapter 2 Test Review
Layers of the Earth – list the layers of the earth. What is the thickest layer?
Identify the following:
What are landforms?
What type of map would they generally be shown on?
Identify the following:
(what is the area called where
we typically find volcanoes?)
Tectonic Plates – know the four ways tectonic plates move
Climate Regions
Review your climate notes and be able to identify regions based on their specific
Identify these map projections and their uses!
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
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

Chapter 2 Test Review