Geology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What evidence did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 2 2. In the fall of 1911, what was one of the problems Alfred Wegener saw in the theory that the Earth was unchanging?

Question 3 3. Rocks that form directly from cooling magma are called:

Question 4 4. Divergent boundaries are:

Question 5 5. Pangea was the name given to:

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Question 6 6. An unconformity is:

Question 7 7. What are tectonic plates?

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

Question 9 9. Which of the following does not contribute to the movement of tectonic plates?

Question 10 10. The energy for thermal convection comes from:

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Question 11 11. How do scientists gather data about the interior layers of the earth?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. The mountains in the picture were formed when India collided with Asia. These mountains were formed by

Question 14 14. Which of the following can be formed by a convergent boundary?

Question 15 15. What geologic phenomenon is used to determine the size of the Earth's layers and also to tell if they are solid or liquid?

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Question 16 16. If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?

Question 17 17. Rocks that are transformed into different rocks under intense heat and pressure are known as _____.

Question 18 18. All of the following relate to the theory of geologic uniformitarianism, except:

Question 19 19. Convection is:

Question 20 20. All of the following were evidence of continental drift, except:

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Question 21 21. The law of superposition states that in an undisturbed sequence of rock:

Question 22 22. What can happen to an igneous rock after it is formed?

Question 23 23. Erosion is:

Question 24 24. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

Question 25 25. Wegener's name for the super-continent he thought existed before the continents broke apart was _____.

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Question 26 26. Using the law of superposition, put the following layers in order from oldest to youngest: yellow, orange, purple, red, green, blue.

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 28 28. When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.

Question 29 29. The law of original horizontality states:

Question 30 30. What is significant about the shadow zone.

Geology Chapter Exam Instructions

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