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Guided Reading 2-1

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

1. 

About 70% of the Earth’s surface is water.
 

2. 

There are a total of four continents on Earth.
 

3. 

Continental shelves extend inland from the oceans.
 

4. 

Earth is not a perfect sphere.
 

5. 

The solar system includes the sun and all the objects that revolve around it.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

6. 

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are
a.
terrestrial planets.
b.
asteroids.
c.
dwarf stars.
d.
gas giant planets.
 

7. 

A ____ is made up of icy dust particles and frozen gases.
a.
meteoroid
b.
solar system
c.
comet
d.
gas giant planet
 

8. 

Earth’s most visible landforms as seen from space are
a.
climates.
b.
continents.
c.
highways.
d.
hills.
 

9. 

Plains, mountains, hills, and plateaus are the major types of
a.
volcanoes.
b.
lithospheres.
c.
landforms.
d.
bodies of water.
 

10. 

Outside the ____, life can exist only with mechanical life-support systems.
a.
valleys
b.
biosphere
c.
continents
d.
asteroid belt
 

11. 

If Mount Everest were placed in the Mariana Trench, how many feet below water would the top of Mount Everest be?

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a.
36,960 feet
b.
6,792 feet
c.
9,522 feet
d.
29,035 feet
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

12. 

The solar system consists of the earth and the other planets that                              around the sun. (revolve/gravitate)
 

 

13. 

Each of our                          solar systems planets has its own orbit around the sun. (six/nine)
 

 

14. 

Earth is a solid, terrestrial planet, unlike Saturn, which is a giant                   planet. (molten/gas)
 

 

15. 

The asteroid                    is a region of space between Mars and Jupiter that contains many small asteroids. (path/belt)
 

 

16. 

Earth is not a perfect sphere; it is wider around the                              than it is around the poles. (Prime Meridian/Equator)
 

 

17. 

About                      percent of the earths surface is water. (50/70)
 

 

18. 

Ocean basins are part of the earths                    . (lithosphere/water)
 

 

19. 

The part of the earth where life exists is called the                      . (ecosystem/biosphere)
 

 

20. 

Mountains, hills, plateaus, and plains are all                           . (hydrosphere/landforms)
 

 

21. 

There are seven major landmasses on Earth, called                             . (landforms/continents)
 

 

22. 

A continental shelf is the part of land that extends under the                      . (lake/ocean)
 

 

23. 

The highest point on the earth is                       . (the Andes Mountains/Mount Everest)
 

 

24. 

The lowest point on dry land is the shore of the                          . (Dead Sea/Jordan River)
 

 

25. 

The                               in the Pacific Ocean is the deepest point on Earth. (Bermuda Triangle/Mariana Trench)
 

 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Dead Sea
b.
hydrosphere
c.
landforms
d.
asteroids
e.
Mount Everest
 

26. 

natural features of the earth’s surface
 

27. 

lowest dry land point on Earth
 

28. 

small, irregularly shaped, planetlike objects
 

29. 

highest point on Earth
 

30. 

includes bodies of water such as oceans, lakes, and rivers
 



 
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