Geological Science: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. After an earthquake, P waves, or compression waves

Question 2 2. Most effects of groundwater movement are _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following compares longwall mining to solution mining?

Question 4 4. There are many large formations of snow and ice that would not be considered glaciers. What is a key factor that leads to classification as a glacier?

Question 5 5. The five main factors of soil formation are

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Question 6 6. Choose the appropriate statement that refers to open-pit mining.

Question 7 7. If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?

Question 8 8. What do scientists think causes some volcanoes to be explosive?

Question 9 9. What kind of plate boundary is shown in this picture?

Question 10 10. As the leading edge of a tectonic plate moves back into the Earth, gravity can assist its movement downward. This is known as what?

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Question 11 11. How is smelting most harmful to the environment?

Question 12 12. In the fall of 1911, what was one of the problems Alfred Wegener saw in the theory that the Earth was unchanging?

Question 13 13. Uniformitarianism states:

Question 14 14. The mountains in the picture were formed when India collided with Asia. These mountains were formed by

Question 15 15. How do scientists gather data about the interior layers of the earth?

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Question 16 16. What are the two ways soil is removed from the land?

Question 17 17. Farmer Brown is concerned about maintaining the health of her farm soil. After researching various options, she decides to _____.

Question 18 18. What is significant about the shadow zone.

Question 19 19. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

Question 20 20. Which of the following can be formed by a convergent boundary?

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Question 21 21. Which is NOT one of the six main soil horizons?

Question 22 22. Which of the following items is generated from the use of mineral products?

Question 23 23. The world's largest oil reserves are found in

Question 24 24. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 25 25.

Choose the answer that best completes the statement:

Minerals must be naturally formed, have a crystalline structure, have a unique chemical composition and _____.

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Question 26 26. An unconformity is:

Question 27 27. When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?

Question 28 28. Convection is:

Question 29 29. The law of superposition states that in an undisturbed sequence of rock:

Question 30 30. Color is not always useful for identifying minerals because _____.

Geological Science: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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