Chapter4 - SAMPLE TEST CHAPTER 4 1 The earth's magnetic...

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SAMPLE TEST CHAPTER 4 1) The earth’s magnetic field reverses polarity about every 1,000 years on average. T F 2) S-waves do not travel through the outer core. T F 3) Low pressure cells are caused by the rising of: 4) The atmosphere of the early earth was quite different than it is today. We could not live in that atmosphere. T F 5) The _____________ of an earthquake is the point within the earth where all of the energy is released: a) fault, b) fracture, c) focus, d) energy release, e) texture 6) When a rock can no longer bear the stress of the forces within the earth it _____________. 7) At the equator, hot moist air rises. T F 8) Temperatures in the interior of the continents are warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. T F 9) Convection in the outer core may melt portions of the mantle along the core-mantle boundary. This may cause the formation of ________________. A) hotspots, b) volcanoes on the moon, c) the ocean basins, d) the curvature of the earth, e) the origin of the solar system. 10) The ____________ of an earthquake is directly above the point within the earth where all the energy is released during an earthquake. 11) Much of the sun’s harmful radiation is absorbed by the _______________. 12) The earth in some sense has separated into several layers of different densities: the iron-nickel core, the mantle of peridotite, the crust of basalt and granite, and the atmosphere and oceans of water and other lighter components. T F 13) The oldest part of the moon is (are) the: a) craters, b) maria, c) crust, d) volcanoes, e) mountains or highlands. 14) The higher latitudes receive less solar radiation usually. T F 15) The core appears to be made up of primarily __________________. 16) There was an intense period of cratering on the moon when the maria were being formed. T F
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17) Shear waves, S-waves, and secondary waves are all the same thing. T F 18) This element has been added to the atmosphere of the earth gradually: a) oxygen, b) iron, c) carbon, d) helium, e) lithium. 19) The westerlies and the trade winds are associated with moist ascending air.
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2008 for the course GLY GLY 2150 taught by Professor Defant during the Spring '08 term at University of South Florida.

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