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Willie Reaves PHYS 116 Dr. Williamon 28 September 2011 Example Questions for Chapter 7 1. The process by which pieces of seafloor crust gradually make their way across the ocean bottom and finally recycle into the mantle is called ______. a. continental crust formation b. subduction (CORRECT ANSWER) c. erosion d. convection 2. The heat that supplies the energy needed to move rock and reshape the surface of the earth is called _____ energy. a. External b. Exothermic c. Internal (CORRECT ANSWER) d. Radiative 3. Name the three gases that the book lists as greenhouse gases. Water vapor (H 2 O), carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and methane (CH 4 ) 4. Given that Venus and Earth both have about the same about of carbon dioxide, why is
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Unformatted text preview: Venus so much hotter than earth? Venus’ thick carbon dioxide atmosphere makes its greenhouse effect very strong, but more importantly, earth’s carbon dioxide is mostly locked away in rocks, whereas the gas on Venus is in its atmosphere. Thus, the amount of carbon dioxide is does not cause the disparity; rather, it is caused by the concentration of the gas. 5. What is the name of the largest volcano in the solar system? Its name reminds one of mythical Greek majesty. a. Zeus Major b. Hades Primera c. Athenian Prime d. Olympus Mons (CORRECT ANSWER)...
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