Test #L Geology 101 Fall 2004 Instructor: Dr. Andrew Hajash
REruRN TEST with SCANTRON
the one alternative that best completes
the statement or answers
1) Compared to the age of Earth accepted as correct today, how did 17th and LSth century
proponents of catastrophism envision the Earth's age?
A) They believed Earth to be much older than current estimates.
believed Earth to be much younger than current estimates.
believed it to be about the same as current estimates, give or take a few million years.
D) None of the above-they didn't really address
the age of Earth.
2) Which of the following best describes
the evolution of oceanic
A) It gets younger, hotter and higher in elevation with increasing age.
gets older, thicker, and heats up at regular intervals throughout it's history
(CDt gets older, colder, denser, thicker and lower with increasing age.
gradually turns into continental crust through time
E) Most of the time, it is sucked into a wormhole and disappears.
3) Vllrich of the following describes
radioactive decay by beta particle emission?
of the daughter isotope is one *or" than the parenU
the mass numbers
B) The daughter isotope has an atomic number one less than the parent and a mass number
C) The mass number of the daughter isotope is one more than the parent and both isotopes
have the same atomic number.
D) The daughter isotope has an atomic number two less than the parent and a mass number
the following are possible steps of scientific investigation except for-
(A)-pssumption of conclusions without prior experimentation or observation
Elthe collection of scientific facts through observation and measurement
C) the development of one or more working hypotheses or models to explain facts
D) development of observations and experiments to test the hypotheses
a) Which one of the following accurately
lists the relative order of geologic periods from oldest to
may be missing in the sequence,
but relative age must be correct)
Devonian, Pennsylvanian, Triassic
D) Era, Period, Epoch, Ag", nothing, system, series, stage
E) Silurian, Ordovician, Cambrian, Devonian
7) Ingorrect order from the center outward, Earth includes which units?
core, outer core, mantle, crust
B) inner core, crust, mantle, hydrosphere
C) core, crust, mantle, hydrosphere
inner mantle, outer mantle, crust