Chapters 12, 13, 16, 17
1. Which of the following is an example of a slow moving plate?
Where would one find the oldest crust?
Farthest from the ridge crest
3. How does the conversion of natural settings to urban or suburban settings aff
Chapter 4 Clicker Questions
The answer is C. The most
quickly cooled rocks have
the finest (small grains)
texture. C, which is
obsidian, is actually glassy.
The crystals cooled so
quickly, the minerals do not
have an orderly internal
atomic arrangement it
Chapter 3 Clicker Questions:
The answer is a. Any rock type can be
converted into another via the rock cycle
if the environment and conditions are
The answer is b. There is both physical
and chemical weathering. Physical
weathering produces fragments
Chapter 6 Clicker Questions:
The answer is C. Rocks
do not melt during
can be tiny amounts of
melting, but if there is
too much melt, the liquid
becomes igneous rocks.
The answer is C. The
bulk chemistry of the
rock is influenced by
Chapter 5 Clicker Questions
Answer is C.
both Si and O in
Answer is C. Clay is
primarily made from
Al, Si and O.
Answer is D.
Oxidation needs Fe,
which is found in the
The answer is B.
The quartz is the
Chapter 7 Clicker Questions:
The answer is C. The
sandstone sits below the
limestone assuming the
principle of superposition.
Answer is D. The idea is
that D formed first, then C,
then the package got tilted
before deposition of A, B
and intrusion of the
EPS 101 EXAM 2
1. What are the two types of physical weathering we discussed in class? How do they occur?
2. Do silicates or non-silicates chemically weather faster under the same conditions? What weathering
process do silicates undergo? Non-silicates? Ir
Chapter 1 Clicker Questions:
The answer is b. These are potential
explanations for the oar, and they could
The answer is b (No). Remember, a
theory is the BEST explanation for a
Hypotheses are always testable?
Hypotheses are always
Exam 3 (Ch. 9-11) example questions as study guide
1. Planetary differentiation relies upon:
The denser matter going to the center of the planetary embryo and the less dense matter
going to the top staying on the outside.
2. Which type of heat transfer oc
Chapter 8 Journey to the Center of Earth
Beyond direct observations, geologists
-Infer the interior composition from density calculations
-use energy from earthquakes to construct imagines of Earths interior
Oceanic crust is composed mainly of mafic i
Chapter 6: Why Study Metamorphic Rocks?
-Metamorphic rocks form almost exclusively beneath Earths surface (so metamorphic processes
cant be directly observed)
-Are often found exposed in actively forming mountain ranges
-Are always found in eroded ancient
Chapter 11 Deformation of Rocks
-Earthquakes represent a powerful and violent force
-Earthquakes are also integral in the formation of valuable economic resources
Describing the orientation of rocks titled or dipping beds
-strike: the compass orienta
Plutonium Contamination of Sediment at Los Alamos
The purpose of this report is to explain the concepts of plutonium contamination of
sediment around the Los Alamos area, which a state legislator, whose district is the pueblo lands
south of L
Chapter 2 Clicker Questions
The answer is a. A 4 on
Mohs will scratch any
thing softer than it. The
scale is relative.
The answer is b. The
hardness of topaz is 200
(on absolute scale) and
quartz is 100, so topaz is
2 times as hard as
The answer i