Geol_103_test3_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. QUESTIONS: 1. Which of the following is not a type of evidence used in  reconstructing ancient geography of the continents? A. Paleomagnetic data for latitude. B. Paleomagnetic data for longitude. C. The distribution, position, and age of ancient mountain belts or  orogenies. D. Sediments that indicate ancient climates, such as evaporite  minerals, coral reefs, or coal deposits. 2. The amount of magnetic inclination decreases with  increasing latitude from the equator. A. True B. False 3. Orogenies such as the Taconic and Acadian were responsible  for the formation of which mountain range?
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A. Rockies B. Andes C. Appalachians D. Himalayas 4. Where is the modern day location of the Paleozoic continent  Baltica? A. central Asia B. northern Europe and western Russia C. North America D. northern Africa 5. The best description of the Paleozoic continent Laurentia  would be: A. northern Europe and western Russia B. southern Europe C. North America D. South America 6. How do we know that ancestral North America was near the  equator in the Cambrian?
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B. Because of Cambrian glacial deposits in Africa. C. Because the magnetic inclination of Cambrian rocks in Utah is  near zero. D. Because the magnetic direction of Cambrian rocks in Utah  points west. 7. The modern continents of South America, Africa,  Antarctica, Australia, and the sub-continent of India were once  part of which Paleozoic continent? A. Baltica B. Gondwana C. Laurentia D. Kazakhstania 8. What type of organic material is the primary source  material for oil when buried within sedimentary rocks? A. marine algae
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GEOL 102 taught by Professor Dontremember during the Spring '08 term at WVU.

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