1010_Exam_I_vA

1010_Exam_I_vA - Introduction to Geology I Physical Geology...

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Introduction to Geology I Exam 1 - A Physical Geology - GEOL 1010 Small September 20, 2004 Read each question carefully before selecting your answer. Each question is worth 1 point. You can skip 2 questions without losing any points. You must answer questions 45-47. 1. Which of the following summarizes the theory of uniformitarianism? a) great catastrophes occurred in the past and shaped the Earth as we see it. b) the present is the key to the past c) the past is the key to the future d) none of the above 2) which of the following is the correct order, with regards to increasing certainty a scientist has about some idea a) hypothesis, law, theory b) theory, law, hypothesis c) hypothesis, theory, law d) none of the above 3) which of the following is a major component of the earth system a) lithosphere b) atmosphere c) biosphere d) all of the above 4) What type of boundary exists where tectonic plates are moving away from each other a) divergent b) convergent c) transform d) none of the above 5) the most common minerals in the earth’s crust are from what mineral groups a) silicates b) clays c) carbonates d) none of the above 6) an igneous rock is described and named by its: a) streak and luster b) cleavage and composition c) texture and composition d) composition and history 7) which of the following make up magma a) melt and dissolved gases b) melt and solid minerals c) melt, solid minerals, and dissolved gases d) none of the above Page 1
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8) which of the following links the correct combination of texture and cooling environment for magma a) coarse-grained (phaneritic) & extrusive; b) coarse-grained (phaneritic) & intrusive; fine-grained (aphanitic) & subtrusive c) coarse-grained (phaneritic) & intrusive; fine-grained (aphanitic) & extrusive d) none of the above 9) which of the following is listed in order from low to high SiO 2 content a) felsic, mafic, rhyolitic b) mafic, intermediate, felsic c) felsic, rhyolitic, granitic d) felsic, intermediate, mafic 10. Mineral crystals that are visible with the naked-eye tend to form when A) volcanoes erupt explosively B) rocks undergo partial melting C) molten rock cools slowly, beneath the Earth’s surface D) none of the above
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course GEOL 1010 taught by Professor Brew during the Spring '08 term at Montgomery CC.

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1010_Exam_I_vA - Introduction to Geology I Physical Geology...

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