An S-wave shadow zone exists because _.
a. the Earths inner core is solid.
b. the Earths outer core is liquid.
c. S-waves are only transmitted through
d. a and c
e. b and c
As seismic waves pass from rocks of
one composition to another, they:
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4. Equal to
7. Nearly constant
10. Within a fraction of a degree of
11. About the same as
12. Greater than
Study Guide Questions: Chapter 4 Volcanoes
1. What are the three factors that affect the explosiveness of a volcano?
- Composition, temperature, and dissolved gasses
2. What is viscosity? Can you give an example?
- Resistance to flow, maple syrup is visco
Chapter 15 Study Guide
1. Who proposed the idea of Continental Drift?
- Alfred Wegener
2. What is the name of the supercontinent that existed on Earth about 200 million
3. True or False. Continental Drift proposed that the continents d
Chapter 3 Study Guide
1. What does the word ignis in Latin mean?
2. What is molten rock under the ground called? What is it called when it comes to the surface?
- Magma and Lava
3. Fill in the blank: _ igneous rocks form below the Ear
1. (Picture 1)
- Looks like a stalactite
- Orthoclase Feldspar?
2. (Picture 2)
- Red Sandstone
- Multiple Faults are shown looks like a few dip-slip faults
3. (Picture 3)
- Looks like a dried up bed of water possibly a stream?
4. (Picture 4)
Chapter 14 Study Guide
1. What is the definition of an earthquake?
- Is a vibration of the Earth caused by the rapid release of energy
2. What is the difference between the focus and the epicenter?
- The focus is the exact point where the earthquake again
Chapter 16 Guide
1. What is bathymetry?
- Movement of the ocean depths
2. How was the ocean floor first mapped? In other words, how did they determine the depth of the
ocean floor in the past?
- By dropping weighted lines
3. What was the first mechanical
Chapter 10 Groundwater
What is groundwater?
- Water stored in the ground
Of the 3% freshwater in the world 2% is trapped in glaciers. How much does leave for
- Less than 1% - but remember that it also includes, lakes, rivers, and atmospheric
Chapter 17 Study Guide: Structure
1. What are the three forms of stress applied to rocks?
- Compressional, Tensional, and Shear
2. How are stress and strain different?
- Stress is a force acting upon a body of rock to change its shape or
volume, while str
Physical Geology Class
Chapter 2 Study Guide
1. Name all of the criteria for defining a mineral.
- Naturally occurring; Crystal structure; Chemical
Composition, organic. You cant put solid anywhere
2. Name one substance that is considered a mineral.
Chapter 1 Study Guide
1. _ is the study of the Earth.
2. Geology is divided into three broad categorieswhat are they?
- Physical, Historical, and Environmental
3. Can you name at least two geological disciplines?
- Planetary Geo
The balance between _ and _ forces keeps a planet in orbit
around the Sun?
0 out of 2 points
Thermonuclear reactions within the Sun's core include each of the
GEOLOGY TEST QUESTIONS 11/9/15
Faults in which the hanging wall moves down relative to the footwall are _
a) Left-lateral faults
b) Right-lateral faults
c) NORMAL FAULTS
d) Transform faults
e) Reverse faults moves up
Which tectonic boundary is associated
Metamorphism- Processes where by changes in a rocks mineralogy and texture occur in
response to changes in pressure and or temperature
Metasomatism- change in a rocks mineralogy and texture due to the influx of an external
How do y