Exam_1_Review_2009 - MASC101 Exam1StudyQuestions...

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MASC 101 Exam 1 Study Questions Exam: Friday, February 13 Draw diagrams as needed. Chapter 1 – History of Oceanography 1.  Arrange the following people in chronological order.  Where and approximately when (at least  to the century) did they live?  What ideas, inventions, and/or discoveries are they remembered  for? Captain James Cook, Vasco da Gama, Eratosthenes, Edward Forbes, Ferdinand  Magellan, Auguste and Jacques Piccard, Ptolemy, Admiral Zheng He, Fridtjof Nansen. 2.  How were chicken DNA sequences used as evidence for Polynesian travels? What objections  have been raised to this theory?  3.  When and where was the compass invented?  How and when did it reach Europe? The Arab  world? 4.  How did Charles Darwin account for the formation of atolls? 5.  What does the term “living fossil” mean?  What are two living fossils that have been found in  deep water? Why might they have disappeared (or seemed to have disappeared) from the fossil  record? Chapter 2 – Origins  (of life, the universe, and everything) 1.  What does “redshift” mean? What are Fraunhofer lines (absorption lines), and how are they  used to measure the motions of distant galaxies? 2.
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2009 for the course GEOL 109 taught by Professor Surge during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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