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DSST Introduction to Geology: Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. How did glaciation during the Ice Age lead to the formation of pluvial lakes?

Question 2 2. Which of the following would explain an increase in mass wasting in a specific area?

Question 3 3. In addition to the jigsaw puzzle-like structure of the continents, which of the following led Alfred Wegener to formulate his theory of continental drift?

Question 4 4. A student is doing an experiment on water infiltration and pours water over three different materials: clay, limestone, and shale. She finds that the limestone is infiltrated the most. Which of the following best explains why this occurred?

Question 5 5.

Using the following density chart, which of the following is true about gold in relation to the other materials listed here?


Aluminum 2.7
Gold 19.3
Iron 7.8
Lead 11.4

Question 6 6. Which of the following is true about rock types?

Question 7 7. In a particular area near a coast, there is a limited amount of sand that is being formed into sand dunes by the wind. Which type of sand dune would most likely be formed in this area?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a difference between a moon and an asteroid?

Question 9 9. Which of the following best describes the relationship between the greenhouse effect and climate change?

Question 10 10. Which volcanic hazard would pose the greatest risk of asphyxiation for humans and animals in the vicinity?

Question 11 11. A geologist is studying a rock from a lake that has visible strata. She can see some of the smaller rocks and particles that form the rock. What would be the best classification for this rock?

Question 12 12. In California, there is a fault line that causes many earthquakes. This San Andreas Fault is a strike-slip fault. What type of stress created this fault?

Question 13 13. A city experiences a magnitude-1 earthquake. If they experienced a magnitude-5 earthquake the next day, how much stronger would the earthquake be from the previous one?

Question 14 14. Which of the following minerals, when fractured, would fracture into a conchoidal form?

Question 15 15. According to Bowen's reaction series, what is the third material formed in the discontinuous series of crystallization?

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