6 - Minerals I (105) Sp 08

6 - Minerals I (105) Sp 08 - Quiz#1(8 questions 1 Which of...

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Quiz #1 (8 questions) 1. Which of the statements below best describes the Earth System? a) Earth’s core, mantle, and crust b) Earth’s oceans, atmosphere, and climate – All parts of our planet and all their interactions, taken together – The geologic evidence for continental drift !
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Quiz #1 (8 questions) 2. What is the main source of the Earth’s internal heat? – (a) Radiated heat from the sun – (b) The greenhouse effect – (c) Decay of radioactive elements within the Earth – (d) Heat inherited from the formation of the Earth Both (c) and (d) above. !
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Quiz #1 (8 questions) 3. “The present is the key to the past” is an example of a: – Hypothesis – Theory – Model – guiding principle in the interpretation of the rock record !
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Quiz #1 (8 questions) 4.What term best describes the part of Earth that forms the tectonic plates? – Crust – Mantle – Lithosphere – Asthenosphere !
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Quiz #1 (8 questions) 5. A hypothesis can only survive if it successfully accounts for observations True-False TRUE !
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Quiz #1 (8 questions) 6. The dominant mode of heat transfer in the Earth’s mantle is conduction True-False FALSE — its CONVECTION !
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Quiz #1 (8 questions) 7. The principle of isostasy implies that high mountains should be underlain by thick crust True-False TRUE !
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Quiz #1 (8 questions) 8. New lithosphere is created at divergent boundaries and destroyed at convergent boundaries True-False TRUE !
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ES 105 — PLANET EARTH Gregory A. Davis 1/28/2008
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Differentiated Earth rocky Earth (silicate minerals) nickel- iron metallic core INTERNAL MAKEUP OF PLANET EARTH
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Earth layers - compositional & rheological COMPOSITIONAL EARTH RHEOLOGICAL EARTH BASE OF PLATES HERE
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Earth’s interior to scale
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course GEOL 105Lg taught by Professor Davis,platt during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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