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Chapter 1 Name: __________________________ Date: _____________ 1. This element is abundant in meteorites. A) osmium B) palladium C) platinum D) iridium 2. The terrestrial planets are ____. A) Mars, Earth, Jupiter, Pluto B) Mercury, Pluto, Saturn, Mars C) Mercury, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto D) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars 3. Which of the following is not one of the outer Jovian planets? A) Mars B) Jupiter C) Pluto D) Saturn 4. The geothermal gradient is normally in the range of ___ C/km. A) 10–25 ° B) 5–75 ° C) 30–80 ° D) 12–47 ° 5. The inner planets of our solar system are dense and rocky due to the fact that ____. A) the inner planets were the first to accrete from the nebula cloud B) lighter gases were swept away by the solar wind C) the inner planets were larger and had greater gravitational fields D) the central sector of the nebula disc was at a lower ambient temperature 6. Planets that are characterized by thick atmospheres of hydrogen and helium, are called _____. A) rocky B) terrestrial C) innermost D) Jovian Page 1
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7. The mass extinction of the dinosaurs is evidence for the hypothesis of ____. A) catastrophism B) evolution C) negativism D) uniformitarianism 8. Geologists investigate the environment using a general research strategy known as ____. A) closed system B) scientific method C) evolution D) mesosphere 9. The density of Saturn is: A) ~0.7 g/cm 3 B) ~7 g/cm 3 C) ~17 g/cm 3 D) ~1.7 g/cm 3 10. Geology could be best defined as the study of _____. A) Earth's atmosphere and hydrosphere, their materials and processes B) the interior of our planet and its properties C) volcanic processes and natural disasters D) Earth, its processes and changes in the past, the present and the future 11. Which of the planets is composed mostly of hydrogen and helium? A) Jupiter B) Venus C) Earth D) Sun 12. The terrestrial planets have densities of ____ or more. A) 2 g/cm 3 B) 3 g/cm 3 C) 4 g/cm 3 D) 6 g/cm 3 Page 2
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A) earthquakes in the mantle B) decay of radioactive isotopes C) gravitational collapse of the core D) magmas at depth in the asthenosphere 14. A system could be defined as ____. A) a mixture of gases B) rocky fragments condensed from a disc–shaped envelope of gas C) a stone which can be picked up with one's hand D) any portion of the universe 15. The outer, lower density planets in our solar system are ____. A) Pluto, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, Earth B) Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Pluto C) Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto D) Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, Earth, Mercury 16. What are the two most important components of the Sun? A) water vapor and carbon dioxide B) oxygen and carbon dioxide C) helium and hydrogen D) silicon and aluminum 17. The descent of the plates into the planet is _____. A) accretion
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This note was uploaded on 07/01/2010 for the course GLY 2010 taught by Professor Defant during the Fall '08 term at University of South Florida.

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