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GEOLOGY 1001 First Exam. 1. Areas close to all three types of plate boundaries are affected by earthquakes. a. True b. False 2. What type of volcanism occurs at/close to convergent (plate) boundaries? a. mafic b. intermediate c. felsic d. ultramafic e. a and d. 3. Which of the following types of lava shows the highest viscosity ? a. basaltic b. andesitic c. rhyolitic d. halitic e. sandstonic 4. The two most abundant elements in the Earth as a whole, are: a. iron and oxygen b. silicon and oxygen c. oxygen and silicon d. oxygen and magnesium e. none of the above. 5. The lithosphere is: a. cold and brittle b. hot and brittle c. about 100 m thick d. a and c e. b and c. 6. Mid-ocean ridges are associated with what type of plate boundary? a. divergent b. convergent c. transform fault d. a and b. e. a and c. 7. The process of subduction is associated with what type of plate boundary? a. divergent b. convergent c. transform fault d. a and b. e. a and c. 8. A plate is typically about ______ thick. a. 100 m b. 10 km c. 100 cm d. 1000 km e. 100,000 m 9. The age of the Earth is about _____ years old. a. 4.5 billion b. 3 billion c. 4.5 million d. 4500 million e. a and d. 10. The Principle of Uniformitarianism states that: a. the future is the key to the past b. the past is the key to the future c. the present is the key to the past d. the past is the key to the present e. the present is the key to the future 11. The depth from the surface of the Earth to the mantle-outer core boundary is about ____ km. a. 300 b. 3,000 c. 1,000 d. 100 e. 100,000 12. For the Earth’s crust , the two most abundant elements are, in order: a. iron and silicon b. silicon and oxygen c. oxygen and iron d. iron and oxygen e. oxygen and silicon
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13. The asthenosphere: a. is about 10 km thick
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course GEOL 1001 taught by Professor Baksi during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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