The History and Nature of Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT one of the three main subdivisions of geology?

Question 2 2. Which branch of the life sciences is the study of plants?

Question 3 3. What is a scientific law?

Question 4 4. Which is NOT a major branch of physics?

Question 5 5. This is a false or fake science, a system of beliefs that looks like it is based on scientific ideas but actually doesn't employ or obey the simplest rules of science itself.

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Question 6 6. Which branch of the life sciences would be interesting to someone who liked studying animals?

Question 7 7. Why is term 'geology' an appropriate name for the discipline?

Question 8 8. Analytical chemists _____, while applied chemists _____.

Question 9 9.

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?

Question 10 10. A theory that is so well-confirmed, refined, and tested as to be virtually universally accepted is known as:

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Question 11 11. If you spend your days studying the behaviors of dolphins, then you would most likely be this type of scientist?

Question 12 12. What do observational astronomers study?

Question 13 13. How are physical geologists different from historical geologists?

Question 14 14. Which best describes the field of chemistry?

Question 15 15. Sara is considering moving to California, but she is scared of earthquakes. Who should she look to for answers about earthquakes on the San Andreas fault?

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Question 16 16. If you are into bugs, then this would be a good career for you.

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of economic geology?

Question 18 18. The sub-fields of quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and kinetics fall under which branch of chemistry?

Question 19 19. How did the 16th and 17th centuries contribute to modern astronomy?

Question 20 20. Which of the following best defines the term 'theory'?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following problems would an oceanographer help solve?

Question 22 22. The branch of physics known as Mechanics deals with what?

Question 23 23. How is astronomy different from astrology?

Question 24 24. Physics-wise, what was significant about the 16th and 17th centuries?

Question 25 25. What do we call the process by which organisms that are best adapted to their environment will be the ones that survive and reproduce?

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Question 26 26. Environmental geology is the study of the interaction between humans and the geological environment. Why is this branch of geology important to mankind?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a step of the scientific method?

Question 28 28. Which branch of the life sciences would be best if you like using a microscope?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT part of the Cell Theory?

Question 30 30. Who do we have to thank for knowing what to wear on any given day?

The History and Nature of Science Chapter Exam Instructions

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