Exam_1 - GEOL 1001.4 Exam #1 Multiple Choice Identify the...

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GEOL 1001.4 Exam #1 Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. The geocentric model was developed during the time of the ancient Greeks. This model ____________. a. was abandoned during the time of the Roman Empire and would never be widely held again b. was held to be true by thinkers throughout the Middle Ages, up until the Renais- sance c. was rediscovered by the Polish astronomer Copernicus and has been the accepted model of the Universe ever since d. has been proven by NASA space photos ____ 2. In our current understanding of the Big Bang, ____________. a. Earth is much older than the rest of the Universe b. the Universe is considerably older than Earth c. Earth and the Universe formed at about the same time d. there is no way of knowing how old the Universe might be ____ 3. From choices below, the best estimate of the age of the Universe is ____________ old. a. 5 million b. 6 billion c. 14 billion d. 100 billion ____ 4. The Big Bang theory states that ____________. a. all stars will end their lives explosively as supernovas b. Earth formed through a series of violent collisions c. meteors were responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs d. all matter in the Universe was once confined to a single point ____ 5. Strong evidence that the Universe is expanding comes from the fact that the light emitted from distant galaxies appears to be ____________. a. red shifted b. blue shifted
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c. green shifted d. none of the above ____ 6. Atoms that are heavier than iron are generally produced by ____________. a. fission reactions within stars b. fusion reactions within stars c. explosion of supernovas d. the Big Bang
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____ 7. Eratosthenes was the first person to accurately estimate the size of Earth. He accomplished this feat by ____________. a. sailing around the world and estimating his average rate of travel b. comparing the length of an Earth day with the distance between Earth and the Sun c. measuring the severity of the greatest earthquakes d. observing shadows simultaneously cast at two different cities that were separated by a known distance ____ 8. The branch of science that studies the structure and history of the Universe is ____________. a. cosmetology b. scientology c. cosmology d. universalism ____ 9. The metal alloy that makes up the core of Earth is ____________ as compared to the rocky mantle. a. less dense b. denser c. very similar in chemistry and density d. distinct in chemistry but of very similar density
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course GEOL 1001 taught by Professor Baksi during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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Exam_1 - GEOL 1001.4 Exam #1 Multiple Choice Identify the...

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