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1. Compared to the material immediately beneath them, the lithospheric plates of the Earth are a. warmer and more plastic b. warmer and more rigid c. cooler and more plastic d. cooler and more rigid e. slightly cooler, and have about the same rigidity 2. The pH of seawater is a. strongly acid b. slightly acid c. neutral d. slightly alkaline e. strongly alkaline 3. Of the following regions of the earth, which is liquid? 4. Harry H. Hess' most important contribution to the concept of plate tectonics was 5. During photosynthesis, ____ is (are) released by the plants. 6. Dissolved lead (Pb) in seawater is a a. major constituent b. dissolved gas c. nutrient d. trace element 7. In New York, the fossil magnetism in rocks formed about 230 million years ago, is horizontal (i.e., the inclination is 0°). We conclude that 230 million years ago, New York was near
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8. The San Andreas Fault in California is a plate boundary 9. The oceans constitute the following proportion of the earth's surface 10. The Coriolis effect for things moving in an east-west direction is greatest at which of the following latitudes? a. 0° b. 23° N c. 45° N d. 68° N e. all the same 11. Polar molecules
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