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Q24 the author cites hallam line 42 on the ice ages

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Q24: The author cites Hallam (line 42) on the ice ages primarily in order to A. provide an example of a geologic phenomenon whose precise causes are not fully understood by geologists today B. criticize the geological community for an apparent lack of consistency in its responses to new theories C. offer evidence held to undermine a common view of why Wegener’s theory was not accepted in its day D. give an example of a modern scientist who believes that Wegener’s theory was rejected because it failed to adequately explain the mechanical basis of continental drift E. support Gould’s rationale for why Wegener’s theory was rejected by most geologists in the early twentieth century Answer: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q25: The author of the passage refers to the “considerable overlap” (line 23) between continental drift theory and plate tectonics theory most probably in order to A. suggest that plate tectonics theory is derived from Wegener’s work B. introduce a discussion comparing the elements of the two theories C. examine the question of whether continental drift theory was innovative in its time D. provide a reason why it might seem surprising that continental drift theory was not more widely embraced by geologists E. cite an explanation that has been frequently offered for Wegener’s high standing among geologists today Answer: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q26: The author of the passage suggests that the most likely explanation for the geological community’s response to continental drift theory in its day was that the theory A. was in conflict with certain aspects of plate tectonics theory B. failed to account for how mountains were formed C. did not adequately explain how continents moved through the ocean floor D. was contradicted by the geophysical data of the time E. was based on a kind of evidence that was considered insufficiently convincing Answer: 14
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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q27: It can be inferred from the passage that geologists today would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements about Wegener’s The Origin of Continents and Oceans ? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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