OAE - Integrated Science: Physical Geology & Earth's History Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What scientist is credited with the idea that early life on Earth formed through a series of reactions that made simple compounds gradually more complex?

Question 2 2. What evidence did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 3 3. Convection is:

Question 4 4. What was the main discovery when people began mapping the ocean floor after World War II?

Question 5 5. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's _____ is broken into pieces that move around on top of the _____.

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Question 6 6. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 7 7. Scientists agree that Earth is about how old?

Question 8 8. Which is NOT a type of mountain?

Question 9 9. How are fold mountains formed?

Question 10 10. Which answer choice correctly orders the three major eons of Earth's history, from the oldest to the most recent?

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Question 11 11. Wegener's name for the super-continent he thought existed before the continents broke apart was _____.

Question 12 12. What are tectonic plates comprised of?

Question 13 13. If you had a career as a paleomagnetist, what would you study?

Question 14 14. Which parts of the Earth are contained in the lithosphere?

Question 15 15. Which of the following describes the process of subduction?

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Question 16 16. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

Question 17 17. Why are plants and animals part of the biosphere?

Question 18 18. What do we know about the continents we have today?

Question 19 19. What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?

Question 20 20. Which of the following best describes the theory of plate tectonics?

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Question 21 21. Where was North America located when it was part of Laurasia?

Question 22 22. What discovery was NOT made from mapping the ocean floor?

Question 23 23. Small, non-living droplets that can regulate their internal environments are best known as _____

Question 24 24. When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.

Question 25 25. What type of event separates the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras from one another in the Phanerozoic eon?

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Question 26 26. How does the inner core differ from the outer core?

Question 27 27. As the leading edge of a tectonic plate moves back into the Earth, gravity can assist its movement downward. This is known as what?

Question 28 28. Upon studying oceanic ridges, they discovered they were actually _____.

Question 29 29. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is an example of hotspot mountain formation?

OAE - Integrated Science: Physical Geology & Earth's History Chapter Exam Instructions

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