Geological Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What can happen if too much groundwater is pumped out of an area?

Question 2 2. All of the following are key ideas or laws that help deduce geologic history, except:

Question 3 3. What are the plates of the Earth's crust?

Question 4 4. The process of calving occurs when chunks of tidewater glaciers break off into the ocean and form _____.

Question 5 5. What is the proper order of soil horizons from top to bottom?

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Question 6 6.

Choose the answer that best completes the statement:

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

Question 7 7. Convection is:

Question 8 8. Farmer Brown is concerned about maintaining the health of her farm soil. After researching various options, she decides to _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT true of acid mine drainage?

Question 10 10. How is smelting most harmful to the environment?

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Question 11 11. What is the difference between extrusive and intrusive rocks?

Question 12 12. All of the following are criteria for a mineral, except:

Question 13 13. The slowing of the P waves and the lack of S waves was used to determine what?

Question 14 14. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 15 15. What was the main discovery when people began mapping the ocean floor after World War II?

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Question 16 16. All of the following are ways to remove minerals from the Earth, except:

Question 17 17. Rift valleys are created by which type of plate boundary?

Question 18 18. What are the two types of glaciers?

Question 19 19. After an earthquake, S waves, or Shear waves

Question 20 20. The United States consumes approximately how much of the world's minerals?

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Question 21 21. Of the following methods, which is the best for preventing soil erosion?

Question 22 22. Which is NOT one of the six main soil horizons?

Question 23 23. If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?

Question 24 24. The United States has the largest reserves of what mineral in the world?

Question 25 25. Rocks that are transformed into different rocks under intense heat and pressure are known as _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following can be formed by a convergent boundary?

Question 27 27. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

Question 28 28. Which of the following items is generated from the use of mineral products?

Question 29 29. Color is not always useful for identifying minerals because _____.

Question 30 30. How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?

Geological Science Chapter Exam Instructions

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