Exam1SGS-10 - Geology 101 Lecture Sec. 1 and 2 (Wilkie)...

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Geology 101 Lecture Sec. 1 and 2 (Wilkie) Study Guide: Lecture Exam 1 - Covers chapters 1-5 in text (Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology), lecture and lab material Exam rules: The class is very large (>230 students) so there will be some measures taken to discourage cheating. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions worth 100 pts; it is computer graded. Expect questions over 5-10 slides, similar to the quiz, but multiple choice. Use photos and figures in lecture text to study for slides. ! Please use # 2 pencil, this works best to blacken in the bubbles on the form ! No hats, if you wear a hat the brim will need to be turned backwards ! No sunglasses ! No talking during the exam ! No cell phones, pagers, or other electronic devices. ! No electronic translators are allowed - a paper dictionary is okay if checked by instructor before the exam ! Please bring your WSU ID, your ID will be checked when you hand in your exam The study guide may be changed to reflect the material covered through Wednesday Feb. 10 (end of Chapter 5 lecture material) Chapter 1 – An Introduction to Geology ! Understand the workings behind the scientific method. What are the different steps and the balances and checks associated with the scientific method. ! What is the principal of uniformitarianism and how is it applied by geologists? ! Understand the nebular hypothesis and how it applies to the formation of our Solar System (sun and planets). ! How did the Earth’s moon form? Why is the Earth’s orbital plane tilted? ! The Earth began to differentiate forming a stratified Earth. How does density change with depth? What are these zones (not necessary to memorize depths)? How are these zones (Fig 1.16) grouped? Which one makes up the tectonic plates? Which zones are strong and which ones are weak or ductile? ! How old is the Earth? ! How did Earth’s continents, atmosphere and oceans form? ! Did Mars undergo the same processes that occurred on Earth? ! The Earth has an external heat engine and internal heat engine. Why are they important? Where did the heat energy(s) originate which powers the internal and external heat engines? ! What is the theory of plate tectonics? What is the driving force behind plate tectonics?
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course GEOL 101 taught by Professor Wilkie during the Fall '08 term at Washington State University .

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Exam1SGS-10 - Geology 101 Lecture Sec. 1 and 2 (Wilkie)...

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