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STUDENT NAME: _________________________________ NUMBER: ___________________________ Page 1 of 10 OTHER INSTRUCTIONS: No aids are allowed. There are two sections to the exam. The exam is out of 100 marks. All questions are to be answered on the exam sheet. Space is limited intentionally so think carefully and be concise. Please record your student number on each page. Good luck! LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITÉ LAURENTIENNE Date: Course and No. GEOG1026E Total no. of pages: 10 Total no. of questions 66 Professor: R. W. Dirszowsky Time allowed: 3 hours
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STUDENT NAME: _________________________________ NUMBER: ___________________________ Page 2 of 10 PART A - Multiple Choice. Circle the letter corresponding to the best answer. If you change your mind, place an “x” through your previous circle and circle another letter. [1 mark each] 1. The “greenhouse effect” is due to the atmosphere’s _____ of _____ radiation emitted by the Earth. a. reflection/infrared b. reflection/shortwave c. absorption/longwave d. transmission/shortwave 2. Negative feedback: a. is usually caused by human interference in natural systems b. maintains dynamic equilibrium c. causes thresholds to be crossed d. generally throws a system out of equilibrium 3. In high pressure systems: a. air rises and converges at the surface b. air subsides and converges at the surface c. air subsides and diverges at the surface d. air moves counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere 4. The polar zones are associated with _____ pressure and _____ winds. a. low/easterly b. high/easterly c. high/westerly d. high/southerly 5. Gentle rainfall lasting for more than a day would be associated with which cloud type? a. cirrus b. nimbostratus c. altocumulus d. cumulonimbus 6. When calcium carbonate is chemically precipitated from sea water which kind of rock results? a. sandstone b. limestone c. shale d. slate 7. What two sources of energy drive the “cycle of rock change”? a. radiogenic heat and gravity b. solar radiation and geothermal heat c. gravity and the hydrologic cycle d. solar radiation and fossil fuel combustion 8. Which of the following features is not associated with diverging crustal plate boundaries? a. island arcs b. mid-ocean ridges c. rift valleys d. fluid, low-silica lava 9. The approximate diameter of the Earth is: a. 60 km b. 1200 km c. 6400 km d. 12,800 km
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STUDENT NAME: _________________________________ NUMBER: ___________________________ Page 3 of 10 10. The boundary between the crust and the mantle is referred to as the: a. inner core b. outer core c. lithosphere d. asthenosphere 11. The rocks of the continental crust are most commonly described as: a. felsic b. granitic c. mafic d. basaltic 12. Fractures in rocks where there is no relative movement are referred to as: a. talus b. faults c. joints d. grabens 13. Relatively safe or “quiet” volcanic eruptions would be associated with: a. composite volcanoes b. stratovolcanoes c. intrusive volcanoes c. shield volcanoes 14. Gentle warping of the Earth’s crust is known as:
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course GEOG 1026 taught by Professor Randy during the Winter '07 term at Laurentian.

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