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Republic of the Philippines

Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology


Fort Magsaysay Campus, Palayan City
FIRST QUARTER TEST IN GRADE 10 SCIENCE
Name:________________________
Year/ Section:__________________

Score:____________
Date:_____________

TEST I Choose the letter that bests answer the question or completes the statements. Encircle only.
1. According to the plate tectonics theory, seafloor spreading (e.g. bottom of the red sea) takes place at a
a. Convergent boundary
c. divergent boundary
b. Subduction zone
d. transform boundary
2. The ongoing occurrence of earthquakes without seafloor spreading, oceanic trenches, or volcanoes is most
characteristic of a
a. Convergent boundary between plates
c. divergent boundary between plates
b. Subduction zone
d. transform boundary between plates
3. These are large tectonic plates EXCEPT:
a. Antarctic plate
c. pacific plate
b. Indian plate
d. African plate
4. Which of the following is NOT a geologic process that occurs along convergent boundaries?
a. Earthquakes
c. mountain-building
b. Tornado
d. volcanism
5. Which of these terms is LEAST related to earthquakes?
a. Trench
c. fault
b. Lava
d. epicenter
6. The preferred name for the very large ocean waves that are generated by an earthquake, landslide or
volcanic explosion is
a. Tidal wave
c. tidal bore
b. Tsunami
d. Mercalli/Richter wave
7. The source of energy that drives the hydrologic/water cycle is
a. The ocean
c. the sun
b. Latent heat from the evaporating water d. the earths interior
8. When water vapor in the atmosphere condenses to liquid water,
a. Dew falls to the ground
c. a cloud forms
b. Rain or snow falls to the ground
d. all of the above are correct
9. Considering the average amount of water that evaporates from the earths oceans each year and the average
amount that returns by precipitation,
a. Evaporation is greater than precipitation
b. Precipitation is greater than evaporation
c. Precipitation balances evaporation
d. There is no pattern that can be generalized
10. The most abundant chemical compound at the surface of the earth is
a. Silicon dioxide
c. water
b. Nitrogen gas
d. minerals of iron, magnesium and silicon
11. Of the total supply, the amount of water that is available for human consumption and agriculture
a. 97 percent
c. about 3 percent
b. about two-thirds
d. less than 1 percent
12. The basic unit of the universe is
a. star
c. galactic cluster
b.solar system
d. galaxy
13. If the core remaining after a supernova has a mass between 1.5 and 3 solar masses, it collapses to form a
a. white dwarf
c. red giant
b. neutron star
d. blackhole

14. Mark notices a puddle of water on his way home from school. The next day the puddle is gone. What most
likely happened to the puddle of water?
a. It melted.
c. It precipitated
b. It condensed
d. It evaporated
15. Which would help conserve water?
a. Water the lawn every day
c. Turn off the water while brushing teeth
b. Wash the car every day
d. Run the dishwasher after each meal
16. Martina only washes her sweater after she has worn it several times. Martina is helping the environment by
a. wasting water
c. recycling water
b. reusing water
d. conserving water
17. Which is not a place that a wild animal would get water?
a. River
c. Stream
b. Faucet
d. Lake
18. When you have a glass of cold water, water droplets tend to occur on the outside of the glass. Where did
the water come from?
a. It leaked through the glass.
b. It was sweat from a person.
c. The glass was tipped over by someone.
d. It condensed from the warmer air meeting the cold glass
19. What can we do to reduce water pollution?
a. Pour chemicals into drains
c. Dump trash into lakes
b. Use lots of fertilizer
d. Clean up oil spills properly
20. All rivers flow to oceans or lakes because water
a. can evaporate
c. is clear
b. flows downhill
d. can freeze
TEST II Identify what is being asked in the following. Write you answers on the space before each number.
_______________1. The sideways and downward movement of the edge of a plate of the earths crust into the
mantle beneath another plate.
_______________2. A source of molten rock in the mantle.
_______________3. Current which are formed the rising and sinking of mantle rocks.
_______________4. The thin, outer layer of the earth.
_______________5. A place where two plates are moving away from each other.
_______________6. The part of the earths surface directly above the starting point of an earthquake.
_______________7. A break in the ground along which movement has taken place.
_______________8. A portion of the mantle that is weak and capable of flowing under certain conditions.
_______________9. An invisible region believed to exist in space having a very strong gravitational field and
thought to be caused by the collapse of a star.
_______________10. A chain of volcanoes at the seafloor.
_______________11. A cloud of interstellar material made up of dust, hydrogen and other gases.
_______________12. A long narrow steep-sided depression in the ocean floor.
_______________13. A nebula formed in the constellation Taurus.
_______________14. An explosion of a giant star.
_______________15. It is being characterized by a narrow jet of gamma radiation that explodes from the collapsing
star.
TEST III Enumerate what is being asked in the following.
a. (1-3) characteristics of an active volcano
b. (4-6) layers of the earth
c. (7-11) different processes that occur in the water cycle
d. (12-15) basic components of a watershed
e. (17-19) major groups of water contaminants
f. (20-24) different water treatment processes for human consumption and use
g. (25-30) different ways on how to conserve water in your home
GOODLUCK AND GODBLESS
PREPARED BY: SIR GAQ