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Warning! This document is over 240 pages in length. If printing the entire document, it is recommended that you choose the printing option of “2 pages per sheet” (typically in lower left corner of print window). This will print out the entire document on approximately 120 pages. Old exams are grouped according to semester, starting with the most recent semester. Note that exams during the current semester may cover more or less material than old exams. 1
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GEOL 101 FALL 2003 Answer keys are at the end of each exam. Asterisks (*) indicate questions derived from the textbook alone. 2
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Physical Geology Exam 1, Fall 2003 1) The study of the origin and structure of the universe is known as (a) philanthropy (c) universology (b) tectonics (d) cosmology 2) During the formation of the early universe, which of the following events is thought to have occurred first? (a) gravitational attraction separated matter into galaxies (b) nuclear synthesis in stars formed elements such as He and Fe (c) collapse of large stars formed heavy elements (d) hydrogen formed from subatomic particles 3) What features would you expect to find in a differentiated planet? (a) internal layers with unique physical and chemical properties (b) uniform texture and composition from center to surface (c) alternating layers of hot and cold rock (d) warm equators and cold poles 4) Compared to oceanic crust, continental crust is (a) thicker and less dense (c) thinner and less dense (b) thicker and more dense (d) thinner and more dense Questions 5 and 6 refer to the diagram to the left showing a cross-section of a portion of the earth. (earth’s center on left, surface on right) No water is shown in this figure. 5) Which number identifies a liquid portion of the earth’s interior? (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 4 (e) 5 6) What layers make up the lithosphere ? (a) 4 and 5 (c) 1, 2 and part of 3 (b) 3 and part of 4 (d) 1 and 2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7. The Moho boundary marks the division between the (a) crust and mantle (c) lithosphere and asthenosphere (b) mantle and core (d) oceanic and continental crust 8) A single, unbroken plate can be made up of both oceanic and continental crust. (a) True (b) False 3 5 4 3 2 1
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Numbers identify specific locations on the map. 9) What number identifies a transform fault boundary? (a) 3 (b) 4 (c) 5 (d) 6 (e) 7 10) Where you most likely to find a subducting plate? (a) 1 (b) 3 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 8 11) Mountains at point 6 are most likely (a) volcanic (b) non-volcanic ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *12) According to the text, the moon is thought to have formed when a small planet collided with the Earth. (a)
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