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Category 3: Pt.2
1. The San Andreas Fault is a transform fault. The map below shows a
student’s approximation of where the fault line crosses through the
United States. Students were asked to make maps predicting which way
land would most likely move over thousands of years.
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2. The weather map shows the weather conditions for one day across the
United States.
Based on the weather map, which city will most likely experience
decreasing temperatures during the next 24 hours?
Denver, because it is raining there.
Minneapolis, because a cold front is approaching
Atlanta, because a warm front is approaching
Houston, because it is a high-pressure area.
3. What is one condition that is necessary for a hurricane to form?
Warm ocean water
A strong cold front
Cold ocean water
A strong warm front
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4. The topographic map shows the location of a park ranger at Point X
when a message is received that an injured hiker needs help at Point Z.
Which of these is closest to the difference in elevation between the
locations of the ranger and the injured hiker?
2,050 m
450 m
910 m
3,650 m
5. Scientist recently discovered that rocks collected from the Franklin
Mountains in West Texas and rocks collected from mountains in eastern
Antarctica were exactly the same age. Further research showed that the
rocks were chemically and geologically the same and came from the same
magma source. This discovery provides evidence of-
Coast erosion
Plate tectonics
Ocean currents
Glacial melting
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6. This satellite photograph shows and area in Alaska after a fire occurred.
Which statement best describes the most likely effect the fire had on the
river in the 12 months after it occurred?
a. Less sediment flowed in the river because the fire heated up the soil
and made it drier.
b. The amount of vegetation increased and less sediment flowed in the
river because the fire produced ash that mixed with the soil.
c. More sediment flowed into the river because the fire destroyed most of
the vegetation holding the sediment in place.
d. More sediment flowed into the river because the fire destroyed animal
habitats and caused animals to leave the area.
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