Earth Science Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which disciplines are NOT considered to be among the MAJOR fields of study within the field of earth science?

Question 2 2. A researcher is studying elements from Groups 2, 4 and 8 on the periodic table. Without knowing the exact elements that are her focus, you know she is studying _____.

Question 3 3. _____ created the periodic table and put the known elements in order of _____.

Question 4 4. A researcher is studying a rock's reaction to elements with similar properties. She will likely choose from elements in the same _____ of the periodic table.

Question 5 5. A researcher wants to study elements with similar properties. She is NOT likely to choose from which part of the periodic table?

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Question 6 6. A researcher wanted to study the types of rocks that are most damaged by the freezing process. First, she hypothesized that igneous rock would be most damaged, then she conducted her experiment, and finally she analyzed the results. What error, if any, did the researcher make?

Question 7 7.

Dr. Fye is an oceanographer. When he uses the scientific method to study a sample of water, he does the following in which order?

I. Identify a problem or question; II. Design and perform experiments; III Analyze results and compare data; IV. Draw and state conclusions; V. Make observations; VI Construct a hypothesis

Question 8 8. You are studying the amount of water vapor in an area that is three cubic centimeters. This is the equivalent of:

Question 9 9. Dr. Sarth must keep her ice core samples frozen. She knows to keep their controlled temperature below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the freezing point of water. However, her thermostat asks her to input the temperature in degrees Celsius. At what temperature should she set her thermostat to make sure the samples stay frozen?

Question 10 10. A researcher is studying the available minerals one million millimeters from a river. What is a simpler way of describing the distance from the river?

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Question 11 11. You want to study the weathering of limestone when submerged in water from a specific lake. To provide a control, you would also do what?

Question 12 12. You have collected data about which industrialized countries have specific pollutants in their atmosphere. What might be a good way to show this data?

Question 13 13. A researcher is studying the element that makes up 1% of the atmosphere, argon. You can find this element where on the periodic table?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

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Question 16 16. Why is term 'geology' an appropriate name for the discipline?

Question 17 17. Which of the following problems would an oceanographer help solve?

Question 18 18. How many mL are in 3.4 L?

Question 19 19. What is the mass of a liquid with a density of 2.12 g/mL and a volume of 53.0 mL (to the nearest gram)?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is viewed as scientific fact with no exceptions?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following summarizes an accepted hypothesis tested by many scientists?

Question 22 22. Elements in Group 2 are known as the _____.

Question 23 23. Which of the following will react violently with water to form a base?

Question 24 24. Which type of chart plots the relationship between dependent and independent variables?

Question 25 25. Which type of chart illustrates relationships between concepts or steps in a process?

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Question 26 26. Which type of learning approach focuses on subdivided parts?

Question 27 27. What is the primary unit of a word called?

Question 28 28. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

Question 29 29. Sara is considering moving to California, but she is scared of earthquakes. Who should she look to for answers about earthquakes on the San Andreas fault?

Question 30 30. Which of the following are arranged from smallest unit to largest unit?

Earth Science Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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