GE2341 -2011_Quiz 1 with answers

GE2341 -2011_Quiz 1 with answers - WPI GE2341: Geology (A...

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1 WPI GE2341: Geology (A term-2011) Quiz 1 ( L ectures 1 & 2: Introduction and plate tectonics) 11:35 to 11:50 am (open textbook & notes) Name: ____________________ 1. The first line of evidence used to promote continental drift was that… A. paleomagnetic fields are not consistent with the modern day magnetic field B. the magnetic field underwent numerous reversals throughout Earth’s history C. the continents seems to fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle D. lines of islands on moving plates formed above hotspots E. scientists could tell that the continents are still moving today 2. Africa and South America both contains fossils of a type of freshwater reptile called: A. Cynognathus B. Glossopteris C. Tyrannosaurus D. Mesosaurus E. Kattenhornus 3. Which of the following statements about paleomagnetism at spreading ridges is TRUE ? A. there is no clear paleomagnetic signal in rocks at spreading ridges B. rocks along spreading ridges show the same paleomagnetic north, no matter what their age C. the paleomagnetic pattern on one side of a ridge is the mirror image of the other side of the ridge D. there is evidence that Earth’s magnetic poles reverse every 11 years or so E. the paleomagnetic characteristics of rocks next to spreading ridges are still unknown
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course GE 2341 taught by Professor Tao during the Fall '08 term at WPI.

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