EXAM1spr2007

EXAM1spr2007 - GEOLOGY 1001.6 FIRST EXAMINATION SPRING 2007...

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GEOLOGY 1001.6 NAME: FIRST EXAMINATION SPRING 2007 Please read the questions carefully and provide well organized responses. Most questions should be answered with complete sentences. Feel free to use a sketch whenever you feel it is appropriate, but make certain that you describe what you want me to see. BON CHANCE! 1. (30 pts.)Provide clear, concise definitions for 15 of the following terms. Do NOT define more than 15. Each definition is worth 2 pts. Dip-slip fault Superposition Crust Geology Convergent boundary Plate Catastrophism 1
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Hot spot Continental drift Outer core Brittle failure Fault Isostasy Liquefaction Mid-ocean ridge Passive continental margin Pangaea 2
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P-wave shadow zone Richter scale Elastic rebound 2. (5 pts.) Explain why faults experiencing active creep may be considered safe or unsafe. 3
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3. (5 pts.) How have we learned about the depth to the mantle/core boundary and the nature of the material in the mantle and the core? 4. (5 pts.) How can the Appalachian Mountains on the east coast of the USA be
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course GEOL 1001 taught by Professor Baksi during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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EXAM1spr2007 - GEOLOGY 1001.6 FIRST EXAMINATION SPRING 2007...

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