Geology 101 Exam 1 Study Guide

Geology 101 Exam 1 Study Guide - Geology 101 Exam 1 Study...

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Geology 101 Exam 1 Study Guide 1. Which of these is NOT a terrestrial planet? A. Earth B. Mars C. Neptune D. Mercury E. None of the above Correct Answer: C. Neptune is not a terrestrial planet because it does not have a iron alloy core surrounded by a rocky shell. The others do. 2. What is the name of the crust-mantle boundary? A. Lithosphere B. Moho C. Core D. Asthenosphere E. None of the above Correct Answer: B. The Moho is the name of this region. Lithosphere is the crust and upper mantle, asthenosphere is the lower mantle, and the core is the center of the Earth. 3. At what type of boundary do plates collide? A. Transform B. Divergent C. Convergent D. All of the above E. None of the above Correct Answer: E. This is a trick question. Plates do not collide. 4. What is the most abundant element in the ENTIRE Earth? A. Oxygen B. Iron C. Magnesium D. Silicon E. None of the above Correct answer: B. Iron makes up 35% of the composition of the Earth, more than any other element. Oxygen makes up 30%, Silicon- 15%, Magnesium- 10%, and Silicon- 15%.
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5. What is the most abundant element in the Earth's CRUST?
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Weislogel during the Fall '07 term at Alabama.

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Geology 101 Exam 1 Study Guide - Geology 101 Exam 1 Study...

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