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SIO 10 Final Exam, Wednesday Mar. 18 2009 VERSION FEBRUARY 1) Glacial ice exhibits ________ behavior near the top, but _________ behavior beneath a depth of 60 meters a) brittle; ductile b) ductile; brittle c) solid; liquid d) plastic; elastic 2) Valleys carved by glaciers tend to be shaped like the letter _________, wheras valleys carved by water tend to be shaped like the letter _________. a) "V"; "U" b) "V"; "C" c) "U"; "V" d) "V"; "I" 3) When sea level rises, causing the ocean to fill a glacially carved valley, a(n) _________ results. a) estuary b) tarn c) fjord d) ford e) lexus 4) Two greenhouse gases are _______. a) oxygen and nitrogen b) carbon dioxide and methane c) methane and nitrogen d) oxygen and carbon dioxide 5) There is a correlation in Earth history between warm periods and _______. a) relatively large amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere b) low sea level c) glaciation at low latitudes d) excessive weathering of silicate rocks 6) What does the oil window describe? a) the opening of an oil well b) the time interval during which oil formed c) temperature and depth range at which oil can exist d) the time of day oil can be pumped out of the ground
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7) What are the three main arguments against the use of nuclear power? a) high costs, extremely limited resources, security issues b) high costs, emission of greenhouse gases, limited resources c) emission of greenhouse gases, limited resources, security issues d) security issues, accidents, radioactive waste disposal 8) Which of these are two renewable energy resources? a) coal and nuclear b) oil and gas c) oil and hydroelectric d) hydroelectric and wind e) solar and nuclear 9) Because it can be split easily into thin sheets and is impermeable, _______ is commonly used to make roofing tiles. a) limestone b) sandstone c) gneiss d) slate 10) The stereotypical gold rush prospector panning for gold in a stream bed is an example of exploiting _____ a) magmatic deposits b) placer deposits c) residual mineral deposits d) sedimentary deposits 11) Which gas is most abundant in Earth’s atmosphere? a) nitrogen b) oxygen c) carbon dioxide d) argon 12) When water vapor condenses heat is _____ a) released b) absorbed 13) Deserts can be found in cold regions. a) true b) false 14) Native metals are considered minerals. a) true b) false
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15) The most expansive hot deserts on Earth occur a) in the tropics, at or near the equator b) in the subtropics, between 20° and 30° north or south of the equator c) in the temperate zone, between 30° and 50° north or south of the equator d) in the polar regions north or south of the equator 16) The density of seawater decreases with? a) increasing temperature and increasing salinity b) decreasing temperature and increasing salinity c) increasing temperature and decreasing salinity d) decreasing temperature and decreasing salinity 17) If a material is porous, it_____ a) will be permeable as well b) will be impermeable c) may be permeable or impermeable 18) Compared to water in streams, groundwater flows much slower. a) true
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