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Test 1 GLY 1010 Dr. G. Sen’s Class Section 1 (Multiple Choice Questions) Attempt only 40 Questions 1. The currently accepted age of Earth is __________ years. A) 4.6 thousand B) 6.4 trillion C) 4.6 billion D) 6.4 million 2. The __________ forms the relatively cool, brittle plates of plate tectonics. A) asthenosphere B) lithosphere C) hydrosphere D) lower mantle 3. __________ rocks form by crystallization and consolidation of molten magma. A) Sedimentary B) Metamorphic C) Clastic D) Igneous 4. In correct order from the center outward, Earth includes which units? A) core, inner mantle, outer mantle, crust B) inner core, outer core, mantle, crust C) inner core, crust, mantle, hydrosphere D) core, crust, mantle, hydrosphere 5. __________ is the process by which rocks breakdown in place to produce soils and sediments. A) Weathering B) Lithification C) Subduction D) Metamorphism 6. The composition of the core of Earth is thought to be __________ . A) basalt B) granite C) peridotite D) iron-nickel alloy 7. The __________ is the thinnest layer of the Earth. A) crust B) outer core C) mantle D) inner core 8. The relatively stable interior portion of a continent is known as a __________ .
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A) craton B) shield C) platform D) belt 9. The continental shelf is located __________ . A) between the continental slope and continental rise B) between the continental rise and the abyssal plains C) seaward of the continental slope D) landward of the continental slope 10. In sedimentary rocks, lithification includes __________ . A) compaction and cementation B) cementation and weathering C) compaction and transportation D) crystallization and cooling 11. Pull-apart, rift zones are generally associated with a __________ plate boundary. A) transform B) divergent C) convergent D) all plate boundaries 12. The temperature below which magnetic material can retain a permanent magnetization is called the __________ . A) Magnetopoint B) Vine temperature C) Bullard point D) Curie point 13. Linear, magnetic patterns associated with mid-ocean ridges are configured as __________ . A) concentric circles about a rising plume of hot, mantle rocks and magma B) reversed magnetizations along the rift valleys and normal magnetizations along the ridge C) normal and reversed magnetized strips roughly parallel to the ridge D) normal and reversed magnetized strips roughly perpendicular to the ridge axis
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