Introduction to Geology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an example of economic geology?

Question 2 2. What word best describes the systems approach to geology?

Question 3 3. Which subsystem contains all living organisms of Earth, including those on the land, in the water and air?

Question 4 4. What is the appropriate definition of geology?

Question 5 5. The creation of soil is a complex process involving interaction between the Earth's subsystems. In what way does the geosphere contribute to the creation of soil?

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Question 6 6. Environmental geology is the study of the interaction between humans and the geological environment. Why is this branch of geology important to mankind?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT a temperature that is found in Earth's outer core?

Question 8 8. Both human activity and natural processes contribute to positive and negative changes to Earth's subsystems. Which of the following represents a natural interaction between the geosphere and the hydrosphere?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of the Earth having a magnetic field?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT one of the three main subdivisions of geology?

Question 12 12. Which is a process that requires feedback from the scientific community?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT one of the four major geological subsystems of Earth?

Question 14 14. Which geologic subsystem is comprised of all of the waters on Earth, including subsurface and atmospheric water?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

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Question 16 16. What state (or 'phase') is the outer core?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of the systems approach to geology?

Question 18 18. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

Question 19 19. What components are included in the systems approach to studying mountain formation?

Question 20 20. The systems approach to geology is best illustrated by _____

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Question 21 21. How does interdisciplinary work contribute to the systems approach to geology?

Question 22 22. How is the outer core linked to the creation of the Earth's magnetic field?

Question 23 23. At what step in the scientific method does a scientist propose the problem that he or she wants to solve?

Question 24 24. How far below the surface of the Earth does the outer core end and the inner core begin?

Question 25 25.

A scientist collected rocks from different areas of the Grand Canyon on a recent visit. She took those rocks back to the lab and began to study them for clues about the Earth when the Grand Canyon was formed.

Which subdivision of geology is this an experiment of?

Introduction to Geology Chapter Exam Instructions

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