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Geology and the Environment Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following compares longwall mining to solution mining?

Question 2 2. Farmer Brown is concerned about maintaining the health of her farm soil. After researching various options, she decides to _____.

Question 3 3. What are tectonic plates?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT an effect of erosion?

Question 5 5. Most effects of groundwater movement are _____.

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Question 6 6. If a region has been the subject of soil erosion and experts have suggested to use terracing, the area is most likely to be _____.

Question 7 7. The law of superposition states that in an undisturbed sequence of rock:

Question 8 8. What are two NATURAL effects of groundwater movement on the landscape?

Question 9 9. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

Question 10 10. Two effective methods of preventing soil erosion are crop rotation and contour farming. How are these two methods different?

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Question 11 11. In this rock formation, the Law of _____ states that the layers will be formed in a _____ manner.

Question 12 12. As the leading edge of a tectonic plate is forced back into the mantle, a small convection current forms beneath it, pulling it downwards. This is known as what?

Question 13 13. An unconformity is:

Question 14 14. Uniformitarianism states:

Question 15 15. Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean?

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Question 16 16. Using the law of superposition, put the following layers in order from oldest to youngest: yellow, orange, purple, red, green, blue.

Question 17 17. About how much of the Earth is water?

Question 18 18. Subsurface mining is _____ disruptive to the earth and produces _____ waste than surface mining.

Question 19 19. Groundwater occurs in _____.

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. When the mantle pushes the edges of a tectonic plate higher, gravity can pull downward on it, causing the plate to move. This is known as what?

Question 22 22. Choose the appropriate statement that refers to open-pit mining.

Question 23 23. What are the two ways soil is removed from the land?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT true of acid mine drainage?

Question 25 25. How is smelting most harmful to the environment?

Geology and the Environment Chapter Exam Instructions

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