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Example Quiz, Fall, 2002 Page 1 1. From choices below, the best estimate of the age of the Universe is _____ old. A. five million B. five billion C. fifteen billion D. one hundred billion 2. Heat transfer that occurs through the movement of a fluid, driven by temperature differences among various points within the fluid, is termed _____. A. radiation B. conduction C. convection D. adhesion 3. Most continental topography lies within a range of altitude between _____. A. sea level and 1 km below sea level B. sea level and 1 km above sea level C. 2-5 km above sea level D. 3-6 km above sea level 4. When molten material freezes so quickly that the atoms do not have sufficient time to produce an orderly arrangement, the resulting material is termed a _____. A. mineral B. volatile C. natural glass D. metamelt 5. Abundant swamps led to the formation of coal in which of the following places? A. India B. southern Africa C. North America D. South America 6. Sea-floor spreading is driven by volcanic activity _____. A. in the middle of abyssal plains B. along mid-ocean ridges C. at the edges of continental shelves D. along fracture zones 7. The idea that the continents have maintained fixed positions throughout time _____. A. was accepted by scientists until the late 1960s B. was replaced by the theory of plate tectonics C. was incorporated within the theory of plate tectonics D. A and B are both correct; C is incorrect 8. On average, continental lithosphere _____. A. is thicker than oceanic lithosphere
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