106 - EXAM III - SAMPLE QUESTIONS

106 - EXAM III - SAMPLE QUESTIONS - Example questions for...

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Example questions for the third examination 1. Laurentia is the name for the continental craton forming: A) eastern Asia B) North America C) northern Europe D) northern South America E) west Africa 2. Pangea is the name for the supercontinent formed: A) 2 billion years ago B) 1 billion years ago C) 540 million years ago D) 300 million years ago E) 3. The equatorial ocean that was located between Laurasia and Gondwana is: A) Baltica B) Iapetus C)Panthalassa D) Rodinia E) Tethys 4. The Grenville orogeny is the result of: A) extensional tectonics B) compressional tectonics C) hotspot volcanism D) meteor impact E) volcanism 5. The great continental assembly of the late Proterozoic, which disintegrated before the end of the Proterozoic, is: A) Atlantis B) Gondwana C) Grenvillea D) Pangaea E) Rodinia 6. The Iapetus Ocean basin that existed between North America and Baltica was totally consumed by subduction and continental collision in the: A) Precambrian B) Cambrian C) Devonian D) Permian E) Triassic 7. The Taconic orogenic phase primarily affected: A) Africa B) Gulf Coast region C) northern Appalachians D) southern Appalachians E) western North America 8. The Devonian Acadian orogeny resulted from the: A) closing of the Iapetus Ocean as Baltica collided with Laurentia B) closing of the Iapetus Ocean as a number of island terranes collided with Laurentia C) rifting of the oceanic lithosphere that occurred as Gondwana and Laurentia separated D)
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