Assignment 1 Introduction
1. The nebular theory is the most widely accepted view of the origin of our solar
system. Which of the following is a short description of the nebular theory?
a. A large cloud of space gas and dust condensed and contracted to for
Assignment 3 Minerals
1. Regardless of their size, most rocks are made up of _.
2. Minerals must be solid, have an orderly atomic structure, have a recognized
chemical composition, be naturally occurring, and _.
a. Be generally inorganic in or
Assignment 11 Historical Geology
1. A _ is formed when magma intrudes between existing sedimentary
2. If a limestone, shale, and sandstone are deposited in that order without
interruption, which of the following is true?
a. The limestone i
GEOL 101 Exam 2
Study Guide Spring 17
1. What is a mineral?
A mineral is naturally occurring, generally inorganic, a solid substance, orderly
crystalline structure, and a definite chemical composition.
2. How do minerals form?
Precipitation of mineral m
Assignment 2 Plate Tectonics
1. When considering evidence of glaciation on the southern continents, why did
Wegener reject the explanation that the entire planet has experienced a
period of extreme cooling?
a. Because geologic evidence supported the exist
Assignment 10 Earthquakes
1. When a fault is expressed at the surface, it is called a _.
a. Fault Scarp
2. The name of the site where slippage begins and earthquake waves radiate
outward is called the _.
3. If the stress applied to the rock
Assignment 5 Volcanoes
1. Which of the following types of magma has the highest viscosity?
2. In addition of viscosity, which of the following parameters has an influence
on whether a volcanic eruption will be effusive or violent?
a. Amount o
Assignment 4 Igneous Rocks
1. How are igneous rocks formed?
a. Igneous rocks are formed by the cooling and crystallization of molten
2. Intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks are classified based on what criteria?
a. How quickly the molten rock cools
Assignment 6 Weathering
1. Of the following processes, which is not an example of mechanical weathering?
2. Mechanical weathering involves the physical break down of rocks without a
change in mineral composition. Weathering rates are controll
Assignment 7 Sedimentary Rocks
1. Where are most sediments and sedimentary rocks found? Choose all that
a. One the surface of continents
b. On the ocean floor
2. Approximately 75% of the planets landmasses are covered by sediment and
Assignment 8 Metamorphic Rocks
1. Metamorphism involves the transformation of pre-existing rocks by _.
a. Heat and pressure
2. What is the definition of a parent rock?
a. The rock that was altered by metamorphism
3. Which of the following lists of metamor
Exam 1 Study Guide
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1. Catastrophism vs. Uniformitarianism what did
Assignment 9 Groundwater
1. Worldwide, the largest percentage of freshwater readily available to humans
is stored in _.
a. Pore spaces between rocks and sediments
2. What percentage of Earths liquid freshwater is in the form of groundwater?
Plate Tectonics, Chapter 2
At the end of this chapter, we will understand:
Distribution of plants and animals in the
From Continental Drift to Plate Tectonics
Prior to the late 1960s, many geologis
Geology 101 Online
Exam 1 Study Guide
Please note that this is simply a study tool. It is not meant to cover every potential exam topic. Please
use your textbook, Mastering, and lecture notes.
1. Catastrophism vs. Uniformitarianism what
The Science of Geology
Geology is the science that pursues an
understanding of planet Earth.
Physical geology examines Earth materials
and seeks to understand the many
processes that operate on our planet
Historical geology seeks an understanding