Geol_103_test2_guide

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the correct answers are listed at the bottom (no peeking!). These questions are to give you an idea of the type of questions that will be asked. They are not a complete study guide and are not a substitute for studying class outlines, pictures, and the assigned readings. 1 . The buried gorge of the Nile River near its mouth, is 5000 feet below sea level. What does this indicate about the geologic history of the area? A. That there has been extensive and rapid subsidence of the Nile River Valley during the Cenozoic. B. That Cenozoic glaciers carved this deep valley when sea level was lowered during maximum world-wide glaciation. C. That the Nile River runs at a higher elevation today because of glacial rebound of the earth's crust since the last ice age. D. That the Nile River cut this gorge when the water level was lowered by the evaporation of the Mediterranean Sea. 2. Which of the following statements is correct about the San Andreas Fault zone in California? A. It's a transform or strike-slip fault that connects two widely separated spreading centers. B. It separates the Basin and Range province of California and Nevada from the volcanic mountains of the California Coast Range. C. Movement along the San Andreas Fault caused the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980.
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D. It's a normal fault that will eventually cause southern California to fall into the ocean. 3. Which mountain range was formed from the closure of the Mesozoic Tethys Seaway? A. Urals B. Himalayas C. Andes D. Rockies 4. Which of the following minerals are found in thick deposits on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea? A. Chert and calcite. B. Lignite and coal. C. Perthite and olivine. D. salt and gypsum 5. What was the sequence of tectonic events that formed the various geologic features of western North America? A. compression, extension, and transform faulting B. normal faulting, extension, and thrust faulting C. extension, reverse faulting, and uplift D. extension, compression, and normal faulting
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6. How did the Basin and Range region of western North America form? A. from vertical uplift along normal faults
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