Chapter 2 Test Review

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Chapter 2 Test Review
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Vocabulary
• What landform develops when a river deposits
sediment as it flows into the ocean?
delta
• What instrument measures the relative strength of an
earthquake?
seismograph
• What term is used to identify a windblown sediment of
silt and clay?
loess
• What rocky feature might a receding glacier leave
behind?
moraine
Vocabulary
• What term names the location on the earth’s surface
directly above the focus of an earthquake?
Epicenter
• What name is given to the area where most of the world’s
active volcanoes exist?
Ring of Fire
• What force causes rock to change into a new substance?
chemical weathering
• What is the solid rock portion of the earth’s surface called?
lithosphere
• What instrument measures the relative strength of an
earthquake?
Richter Scale
Reading and Interpreting a Chart
Reading and Interpreting a Chart
• Which state in the US has the shortest volcano?
Washington (Mt. St. Helens)
• What is the location of the volcano that had the
largest eruption which killed the most people in the
19th century?
Indonesia
• Which two volcanoes released sulfur dioxide into the
atmosphere?
El Chichon and Mount Pinatubo
Short Response
• How do the movements of tectonic plates affect
geography and topography?
(volcanoes, plate boundaries, fault lines, continental
drift)
• What is the hydrologic cycle, and what are the
potential effects of acid rain in this cycle?
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