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# MS Science TAKS review for 8th grade by wanghonghx

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Science Curriculum & Instruction
Austin ISD
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.
TAKS 1
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.   The distance the car rolled.
G.   The height from which the car was released.
H.   The number of books used.
J.   The surface of the board.

TAKS 1
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.

TAKS 1
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.   6
G.   7
H.   8
J.   9
TAKS 1
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.     Most types of matter heat up at the same rate.
B.     Most types of matter cool down at the same rate.
C.     It takes less energy to heat 1 g of silver then 1 g of gold.
D.     It takes more energy to heat 1 g of water then 1 g of copper.

TAKS 1
TEKS 6.2D, 7.2D,8.2D
7.    At the grocery store, a student looks at a label on a
said that by eating this brand of oatmeal every
morning you would lose weight. Are the

G. No, you must diet and exercise to decrease body
weight.
the box are always truthful.
J. Yes, eating oatmeal makes people lose weight.

TAKS 1
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.     December
B.     January
C.     July
D.     September                                                                               TAKS 1
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?
TAKS 1
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.   Isaac Newton
B.   Marie Curie
C.   Nicolas Copernicus
D.   Galileo

TAKS 1
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?

TAKS 1
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.   10X
B.   90X
C.   110X
D.   1,000X

TAKS 1
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

TAKS 1
TEKS 8.3C
Population                     World Population Growth
(in billions)
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
1800               1850                1900           1950                2000
Year

14.The graph show world population growth over the
last 200 years. If the trend continues the world population
will –

A.       decrease
B.       increase, then decrease
C.       Increase
D.       stay the same                                                TAKS 1
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

TAKS 1
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?

B.   Meter stick
C.   Triple beam balance
D.   Spring scale

TAKS 1
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                   H

G                      J
TAKS 1
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.   Forest
C.   Park
D.   Pond
TAKS 2
TEKS 8.12C
19.Which type of diagram provides the
relationship among organisms in an
ecosystem?

F.   Food chain
G.   Food web
H.   Energy chain
J.   Energy pyramid

TAKS 2
TEKS 8.6C
20.The diagram shows the natural pattern of an
ecosystem changing over time. This is known as –

A.   mutualism
B.   photosynthesis
C.   predation
D.   succession
TAKS 2
TEKS 7.12D
21.What is one way that plant and animal
cells are different?

F.   Plant cells do not have cell membranes.
G.   Only animal cells contain cytoplasm.
H.   Only plant cells contain a nucleus.
J.   Only plant cells have cell walls.

TAKS 2
TEKS 6.10B
22.Which biome is found around Earth’s
North and south Poles?

A.   Deciduous forest
B.   Tropical Rainforest
C.   Taiga
D.   Tundra

TAKS 2
TEKS 7.12C
23.Nerves are made of tissue, so nerves

F.   cells
G.   organs
H.   organ systems
J.   organisms

TAKS 2
TEKS 6.10C
24.Organisms found living in a tundra
would be adapted to live in –

A.   low altitudes
B.   cold conditions
C.   sunny conditions
D.   wet areas

TAKS 2
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.

TAKS 2
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.   decomposition
B.   differentiation
C.   osmosis
D.   photosynthesis

TAKS 2
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.   BB only
G.   Bb only
H.   BB and bb
J.   BB, bb and Bb
TAKS 2
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.   Innate behavior
B.   Learned behavior
C.   Emotional behavior
D.   Both innate and learned behavior

TAKS 2
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.
TAKS 2
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.   Arteries
B.   Heart
C.   Lungs
D.   Veins

TAKS 2
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
injured.                                       TAKS2
TEKS 6.5B
32.What is taken in by a plant as part of
photosynthesis?

A.   Carbon dioxide
B.   Chemical energy
C.   Oxygen
D.   Sulfur

TAKS 2
TEKS 8.6B
70
60

Grams of water
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                                                  TAKS 2
TEKS 8.10B
34.How do consumers interact with
producers in an ecosystem?

A.   Producers eat consumers
B.   Consumers eat producers
C.   Producers decompose consumers
D.   Decomposers produce consumers

TAKS 2
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.   decreasing
G.   decreasing then increasing
H.   increasing
J.   staying the same
TAKS 2
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.   Tt only
B.   Tt and tt
C.   TT and Tt
D.   TT, Tt and tt
TAKS 2
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?

G.   Habitat destruction
H.   Species introduction
J.   Unregulated hunting
TAKS 2
TEKS 8.14B
38.All of the populations living within an
area make up a(n) –

A.   community
B.   ecosystem
C.   organism
D.   species

TAKS 2
TEKS 6.10C, 8.6C
39. What type of energy is transferred into
chemical energy in the process of
photosynthesis?

F.   chemical
G.   kinetic
H.   potential

TAKS 3
TEKS 7.8B
40.Which of the following elements would be the
best conductor?

A. Au
B. C
C. Ne
D. S

TAKS 3
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

TAKS 3
TEKS 8.9B
42.The formula that represents sodium
chloride, commonly known as salt, is –

A.   H 2O
B.   NaCl
C.   SaLt
D.   SoCh

TAKS 3
TEKS 8.9C
43. This Bohr model represents the
element –

F.   Carbon
G.   Fluorine
H.   Oxygen
J.   Neon                            TAKS 3
TEKS 8.8A
44.What part of the oxygen atom contains
neutral particles?

A.   Electrons
B.   Electron clouds
C.   Isotopes
D.   Nucleus

TAKS 3
TEKS 8.8A, 8.8B
45.Which of the following must be the
same for every atom of the element
hydrogen?

F.   Atomic mass
G.   Number of electrons
H.   Number of neutrons
J.   Number of protons

TAKS 3
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.   noble gas
B.   non-metal
C.   metal
D.   halogen

TAKS 3
TEKS 8.9B
47.Which of the following is not a property
of an atom?

F.   Color
G.   Electric charge
H.   Mass
J.   Number of protons

TAKS 3
TEKS 8.8A, 8.8B
48. Which of the following changes is not a
physical change?

A.   Beating an egg
C.   Boiling water
D.   Frying an egg

TAKS 3
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.   Heat
G.   Oxygen
H.   Soil
J.   Water

TAKS 3
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.   friction
B.   inertia
C.   work
D.   zero gravity

TAKS 4
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

TAKS 4
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

TAKS 4
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

TAKS 4
TEKS 8.7A
54.What causes a rock to accelerate as it
falls?

A.   Air pushing down on the rock.
B.   A person throwing it downward.
C.   The force of gravity.
D.   The speed of the rock.

TAKS 4
TEKS 8.7A
55. A boat floats on water because of –

F.   buoyant force
G.   gravity
H.   friction
J.   magnetism

TAKS 4
TEKS 6.7B
56. What type of simple machine is used in
the pliers shown?

A.   Inclined plane
B.   Lever
C.   Pulley
D.   Wheel and axle             TAKS 4
TEKS 7.6A
57.Which of the following forces stimulates
a seedling’s roots to grow downward?

F.   Gravity
G.   Magnetism
H.   Momentum

TAKS 4
TEKS 7.6C
58.When a piece of paper burns, chemical
energy changes to ____ energy.

A.   electrical
B.   heat and light
C.   kinetic and potential
D.   mechanical

TAKS 4
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

TAKS 4
TEKS 7.6A
60. A space heater transforms –

A.   electrical energy to heat energy
B.   electrical energy to potential energy
C.   kinetic energy to thermal energy
D.   thermal energy to heat

TAKS 4
TEKS 6.9A
61.How much work in joules is done when
a 12 N force moves an object 3.3 m?

F.   3.64 J
G.   8.7 J
H.   15.3 J
J.   39.6 J

TAKS 4
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.   Inclined plane
B.   Lever
C.   Screw
D.   Wheel and axle

TAKS 4
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                                     TAKS 4
TEKS 7.8A
J. Thermal
64.When the heart contracts, it pumps
blood to other parts of the body. The
blood moves because –

A.   density of the blood increases
B.   pressure in the heart increases
C.   size of the heart increase
D.   temperature of the blood increases

TAKS 4
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.   The oil will evaporate.
G.   The oil will not affect the environment.
H.   The oil may enter the groundwater and pollute it.
J.   The oil may act as a fertilizer for plants.

TAKS 5
TEKS 6.14B, 7.14C, 8.14C
66.The tilt of Earth’s axis determines the –

A.   length of a day
B.   length of a year
C.   phases of the moon
D.   seasons

TAKS 5
TEKS 7.13A
67. All of the following are renewable
energy resources except –

F.   falling water
G.    fossil fuels
H.   sunlight
J.    wind

TAKS 5
TEKS 7,14C
68. Which of the following is an effect of the
increasing use of gasoline-powered vehicles?

A.   The depletion of a nonrenewable resource.
B.   The pollution of a inexhaustible resource.
C.   The recycling of a reusable resource.
D.   The replenishment of a renewable resource.

TAKS 5
TEKS 7.14C
69. The layer of the Earth that covers surface is the –

F. crust
G. mantle
H. inner core
TAKS 5
J. outer core                                 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.

TAKS 5
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.

TAKS 5
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.
TAKS 5
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.   dwarf galaxy
G.   elliptical galaxy
H.   irregular galaxy
J.   spiral galaxy

TAKS 5
TEKS 8.13A
74. Stars begin their life cycle in a –

A.   black hole
B.   nebula
C.   nova
D.   supernova

TAKS 5
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

TAKS 5
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.   The current causes floods in California.
B.   The current caused droughts in California.
C.   The current cools California.
D.   The current warms California.
TAKS 5
TEKS 8.12B
TAKS 5
Iceland
TEKS 8.12B

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.   prevailing winds
B.   the moon
C.   the sun
D.   water currents

TAKS 5
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.
TAKS 5
TEKS 8.13A
80. The type of boundary shown in the diagram is –

A. convergent
B. divergent
C. rift
D. transform

TAKS 5
TEKS 8.14A
81.A rift valley is evidence of which kind of
plate boundary?

F. Convergent
G. Divergent
H. Folded
J. Transform

TAKS 5 TEKS
8.14A
82.Earthquake vibrations are detected,
measured and recorded by instruments
called –

A.   magnetometers
B.   Richter scales
C.   seismographs
D.   sonargraphs

TAKS 5      TEKS
7.14A, 8.7B
83.The type of plate boundary found in Iceland is –

F.   convergent
G.   divergent
H.   lateral
J.   transform                                  TAKS 5
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.   The destruction of beaches along the coast of
Europe.
B.   The formation of mountains along the east coast of
North America.
C.   The Pacific Ocean is becoming smaller in size.
D.   The Gulf of Mexico is becoming deeper.

TAKS 5       TEKS
8.14A
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.   Mountains
G.   Plains
H.   Plateaus
TAKS 5
J.   Valleys
TEKS 8.14A
86. What lunar phase will occur when the moon
is in the position indicated in the model?

A.   Crescent
B.   Full moon
C.   Gibbous
D.   New moon

TAKS 5
TEKS 7.13B, 8.12A
87.The moon can be seen in the night sky
because the moon –

F.   emits its own light
H.   reflects sunlight
J.   refracts sunlight

TAKS 5
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.

TAKS 5
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

TAKS 5
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.

TAKS 5
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.   A crater will form.
G.   A convergent plate boundary will form.
H.   A divergent plate boundary will form.
J.   A volcanic eruption will occur.

TAKS 5
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.   An earthquake will occur.
B.   A hot spot will form.
C.   A tsunami will form.
D.   A volcanic eruption will occur.

TAKS 5
TEKS 7.14A
93.An earthquake would most likely result
near which of the following features?

F.   Cave
G.   Fault
H.   Plain
J.   Valley

TAKS 5
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.

TAKS 5 TEKS
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.

TAKS 5
TEKS 7.13A
96.Which of the following lunar phases
occurs approximately 28 days after a
full moon in the lunar cycle?

A.   Crescent
B.   Full moon
C.   Gibbous
D.   New moon

TAKS 5
TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B
97.Which of the following causes the
moon’s phases to occur?

F.   The Earth’s rotation on its axis
G.   The Earth’s revolution around the sun
H.   The moon’s rotation on its axis
J.   The moon’s revolution around the
Earth.

TAKS 5
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.

TAKS 5
TEKS 7.14C, 8.14B, 8.14C
99.What is the name of the galaxy we live
in?

F.   Andromeda
G.   Beta
H.   Milky Way
J.   Polaris

TAKS 5
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.

TAKS 5
TEKS 6.13A
101.Which of the following lists is in order from largest to
smallest?

F.   Moon, Earth, Sun, Solar System, Galaxy, Universe
G.   Solar System, Galaxy, Universe, Moon, Sun, Earth
H.   Universe, Galaxy, Sun, Solar System, Earth, Moon
J.   Universe, Galaxy, Solar System, Sun, Earth, Moon

TAKS 5
TEKS 6.13A
102.Which of the following is a
nonrenewable source of energy?

A.   Wood
B.   Coal
C.   Water
D.   Wind

TAKS 5
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

TAKS 5
TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B
104.Which of these planets would have the
longest revolution around the sun?

A.   Earth
B.   Jupiter
C.   Neptune
D.   Venus

TAKS 5
TEKS 6.13A,
105.Which of the following lists the
components in order from smallest to
largest?

F.   Solar system, universe, galaxy
G.   Galaxy, solar system, universe
H.   Solar system, galaxy, universe
J.   Universe, solar system, galaxy

TAKS 5
TEKS 8.13A
Planet    Approximate Time    Approximate Time
for One Rotation   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.   Earth
B.   Mars
C.   Mercury
D.   Jupiter
TAKS 5
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

TAKS 5
TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B

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