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Earth's Formation & Processes Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The destruction of the dinosaurs helped bring about the rise of _________ as the dominant creatures on Earth.

Question 2 2. Sixty-six million years ago, the world was filled with ___________.

Question 3 3. Where were the oldest solar system rocks found?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a piece of evidence regarding Earth's formation?

Question 5 5. Which of the following types of rock is formed during the physical and chemical changes that occur when molten magma cools?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a chemical change that occurs during the rock cycle?

Question 7 7. Which of the following choices BEST describes an isoclinal fold?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is the best description of the process that causes rock to fold?

Question 9 9. What is the single greatest threat to biodiversity?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is true about greenhouse gases?

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Question 11 11. In its early stages, the Earth looked much different than it does now. How would you differentiate between the two stages?

Question 12 12. How long after the Earth was formed did it take to achieve the state we recognize now?

Question 13 13. Habitat _____ occurs when humans build a road and break an established habitat into smaller chunks.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT an example of anthropogenic pollution?

Question 15 15. Elevation is:

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Question 16 16. What landform is surrounded by water on three sides?

Question 17 17. The process where rocks and minerals are broken down by the elements of nature is called _____.

Question 18 18. When waves break down a sea cliff, pick up and carry the debris, and dump on the shore forming a beach, what processes are happening, and in what order are they happening?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an example of a destructive process?

Question 20 20. What type of history studies the history of Earth and its processes?

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Question 21 21. Which of these is NOT a motion that plates undergo?

Question 22 22. What can cause a tsunami?

Question 23 23. The eruption at Thera is believed to have contributed to the decline of which civilization?

Question 24 24. What is the use of radiocarbon dating?

Question 25 25. Which of the following describes lithification?

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Question 26 26. Which answer choice best compares of recumbent and overturned folds?

Question 27 27. Why is deforestation harmful to biodiversity?

Question 28 28. The Earth was under continuous bombardment by meteorites and comets as it formed and continued to take shape. What was the significance of comets hitting the Earth during that time?

Question 29 29. A series of acts have been passed on 'Rod' Island (fictitious location). Select the act that will NOT reduce organism extinctions in the future.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a landform?

Earth's Formation & Processes Chapter Exam Instructions

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