Earthquakes Exam 3b

Earthquakes Exam 3b - EARTHQUAKES AND NATURAL DISASTERS,...

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EARTHQUAKES AND NATURAL DISASTERS, GEOL 171 EXAM #3 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2005 Instructions : Use a #2 pencil. On the bubble sheet, print and darken the NAME and 7-digit ID # at the appropriate spaces and bubbles; LEFT JUSTIFY the ID #. (If we have to manually enter your grade due to incorrect darkening of name or ID # bubbles, 3% will be subtracted from your grade for this exam .) There are 80 questions, most of them offering 4-5 possible choices. Choose the one you believe best fits as an answer. Read each question carefully before selecting the best answe r. Good Luck 1. Halley's comet has an average orbital period of __________________. A. about 10,000 years B. 577 years C. 76 years D. 1 year E. about 100,000 years, coinciding with average ice-age periods 2. The extinction of most dinosaur species about 65 million years ago opened up ecological niches for A. bacteria B. amphibians C. mammals D. insects E. fish 3. The arrival of sexual reproduction __________________. A. slowed down evolution by a little bit B. sped up evolutionary changes by thousands of times C. sped up evolution a little bit D. slowed down evolution by thousands of times E. did not change the rate of evolution 4. Sea breezes reach their maximum on-shore wind speeds ____________________. A. during the hottest part of the day B. shortly after sunset C. at random times during a 24-hour period D. shortly after sunrise 5. Relatively few impact craters have been discovered on Earth because ________. A. Jupiter is too large and attracts asteroids way from Earth B. the gravitational field is too weak C. most rocks are too resistant to crater D. weathering, erosion, and tectonic processes mask them 6. Earth is protected from most meteorite impacts by A. U.S. Strategic Meteorite Interception Program (SMIP) B. its atmosphere C. its gravitational field D. the solar wind
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7. Hurricanes are powered by A. winds from upper level systems. B. colliding fronts of extreme temperature differences. C. the Coriolis effect. D. heat from tropical ocean waters. 8. In comparison to a number of comparably sized but discrete (separated) continental land masses, the supercontinent Pangaea probably had A. a greater number of species B. the same number of species C. a number of species proportional to its coastline D. fewer number of species E. not sufficient data to determine an answer 9. Most flood related deaths are caused by A. flash floods. B. regional floods. C. snow melt. D. storm surges. 10. A braided stream has A. too much water to move. B. too little sediment in suspension, causing erosion in a braided pattern. C. too much sediment to carry. D. no relationship to the amount of sediment being transported.
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