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MEA 101 Exam 1 - MEA 101 Exam 1 I bolded all the ANSWERS#s...

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MEA 101 Exam 1: I bolded all the ANSWERS #s: 6,7,10,20 I couldn’t find the answers through ALL the tests so I just wrote down the question and answer from the review papers. 1) Rodents like that illustrated in Fig. 1 coexisted (and probably cohabited) with dinosaurs. Although the dinosaurs were eliminated by an asteroid impact, most geologists believe that these guys (and gals) survived A] because their heart beat is a hundred times faster than that of even the smallest of the dinosaurs. B] to spawn all the mammals that populate the Earth today C] because their sense of smell has been much better than that of the dinosaurs. 2) Mark Twain (once a steamboat pilot) realized that extrapolation of short-term changes in rivers can lead to bizarre conclusions. He quoted a geologic study about shortening of the Mississippi River, from 1215 miles in 1776 to 973 miles a century later (1876). Following standard geologic extrapolation, he noted that the river should disappear around [A] 2080 A.D B] 2180 A.D C] 2280 A.D.. D] 2380 A.D. 3) The name for Japan, in either Japanese or Chinese, is . The first kanji (pictograph), , represents the Sun (with a wispy cloud sailing across it). Like all round objects, the Sun has been "squared" in the Sino-Japanese languages to make it easier to write quickly. The second kanji, ,depicts .... [A] a rocket because the Japanese are the world's best rocket scientists. B] the handle of a sword because the Japanese have produced the world's best swords. C] a tree root because, to the Chinese, the Japanese have been rooted in the Sun (originating from the direction of the rising Sun, i.e., the East) D] a period, given that the Japanese do not have any other way to write a period at the end of a sentence. 4) Most of the matter in our Solar System has aggregated within the central object, our Sun. It ended up with [A] a little less than 90% of the mass.. B] about 92.5% of the mass C] roughly 96.65% of the mass . D] about 99.85% of the mass. 5) The subjacent world map (Fig. 2) is not a good representation of the Earth, despite its appearance in millions of textbooks. An implication of this Mercator projection is that the equatorial circumference of the Earth (40,000 km) equals the [A] width of the conterminous USA B] width of the North Pole (0 km).
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C] height of the atmosphere. D] width of the atmosphere. 6) Consider lithospheric plates around the world.
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