Scientists receive government funding primarily because:
A) They learn the Truth.
B) They use a careful method.
C) They help humans do useful things.
D) They are all sexy.
E) They all drink Diet Pepsi because they think it makes them look sexy.
Rikki Appleman Geosciences 010 extra credit Quiz Questions Unit 1 1. A) B) C)
What is science? A magic bullet to the ultimate truth Tells us what we should do and why we're here The most successful way humans have developed to learn how things work,
Rikki Appleman Geo-Science 010 Exercise #1 Reference Robert L. Christiansen, G. R. Foulger, and John R. Evans
Upper-mantle origin of the Yellowstone Hotspot Geological Society of America Bulletin (October 2002), 114(10):1245-1256
Summary It is belie
On the Richter scale of earthquake intensity:
A) A magnitude-8 quake is impossible; nothing that big can occur.
B) The ground is shaken 6 times more by a magnitude-6 quake than by a magnitude-1
C) The ground is shaken 10 times more by a magnitude
Dave Janesko is explaining the great Sevier Fault to Dr. Alley and the CAUSE class. On the left, red rocks deposited in a lake extend off to Bryce National Park. On the right, black lava flows, now cooled and hardened, are visible. The rocks meet at th
Some amino acids are referred to as "essential" because
A) they are needed in larger amounts than the
nonessential amino acids.
B) they provide energy to the body, while nonessential
1. Which of the following is commonly expected near a "textbook" subduction zone (that is, near a subduction zone that is so perfect and free of confusing complications that you would use it in a textbook to teach students)? A. B. C. D. E. Pull-apart eart
Your response has been submitted successfully. Points Awarded Points Missed Percentage 12 0 100% 1. Which more nearly describes the modern view of geology?
The Earth's lithosphere is broken into a few major plates, and most mountain building
1. When we speak of the Mississippi Delta, most people mean some interesting region in Louisiana with good music and seafood. Geologically, however, the Mississippi Delta is:
A giant pile of spitup Yoo Hoo. A great trench eroded by the Mississippi R
1. Fossil fuels are usually formed from:
A. B. C. D. E.
Decay of Diet Pepsi. Remains of formerly living things buried by sediments in regions with little oxygen. Remains of formerly living things buried by sediments in regions with much oxygen. Remains
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The next four (4) questions refer to the diagram at righ
This diagram shows a geologic crosssection of some rock see in a cliff. The tree is growin
1. A glacier almost always flows:
A. B. C. D. E.
From where bedrock is high to where bedrock is low. From north to south. From south to north. Up a mountain. From where the glacier's upper surface is high to where the glacier's upper surface is low.
Which of the following is commonly expected near a textbook subduction zone (that is,
near a subduction zone that is so perfect and free of confusing complications that you
would use it in a textbook to teach students)?
A) Basaltic hot-spot-type volcan
1. Chemical weathering of a continental rock such as granite in a climate such as that of Pennsylvania produces: A. B. C. D. E. Feldspar and dark-mineral grains, that do not wash away easily, and dissolved quartz that does wash away easily Clays that diss
1. Sometimes, science and religion come into conflict. This is because: A. B. Science and religion can coexist just fine with a little effort, but sometimes choose not to do so. Science and religion must disagree.
Pope John Paul II said that the Catholic
1. The geologic time scale is, starting with the youngest and ending with the oldest:
A. B. C. D. E.
Cenozoic, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Precambrian. Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic, Precambrian. Cenozoic, Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic. Cenozoic, Mesozoic, Pa
1. Most U.S. beaches are shrinking or encroaching on the land rather than growing or moving seaward, so the land of the U.S. is getting smaller, not bigger. Which of the following is not a likely cause:
Levees along rivers have blocked sediment supply