Geology: Plate Tectonics and False Question

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Movements and interactions in the lithosphere and the internal Earth processes that drive them are referred to as the _____ cycle. | hydrologic|

| metamorphic|

| tectonic|

| rock|
Question 2 |
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The model that describes the movement of water through the reservoirs of the Earth System is called the _____ cycle. | rock|

| hydrologic|

| metamorphic|

| tectonic|
Question 3 |
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The formation of Earth and other planetary bodies through the processes of condensation and accretion was essentially complete _____ years ago. | 45.6 billion|

| 456 million|

| 4.56 million|

| 4.56 billion|
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The cloud of gas and dust from which the moons and planets of our solar system eventually formed is called the _____. | nuclear cloud.|

| accretionary nebula.|

| condensation cloud.|

| solar nebula.|
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The term planetary differentiation refers to the process in which _____. | the planets of our solar system condensed and accreted|

| Earth originated|

| lithospheric plates move around on the underlying asthenosphere in the terrestrial planets|

| Earth separated into concentric layers or zones that differ in composition.|

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Which of the inner planets has an atmosphere containing mostly carbon dioxide and has an average surface temperature of 480° Celsius? | Mercury|

| Venus|

| Mars|

| Earth|
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Which of the inner planets has a regolith that is largely the product of weathering? | Earth|

| Mercury|

| Venus|

| Mars|
Question 8 |
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The "plates" in Earth's plate tectonics are made of fragments of _____. | the mantle|

| the lithosphere|

| continents|

| oceanic crust|
Question 9 |
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The principle of Uniformitarianism tells us that _____.
| Earth is extremely old|

| Earth systems don't change over geologic time because material is continually being cycled around; the amounts taken away balance the amounts added|

| the present is the key to the past|

| All of the above are true|

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The study of geology is important to human society because _____. | Earth materials and processes affect our lives through our dependence on Earth resources|

| of a need to understand geologic hazards such as volcanic eruptions, floods and earthquakes|

| it is important to understand the physical properties of the natural environment|

| All of the above are important reasons to study geology|

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Question 11 |
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Continental crust is thicker and less dense than oceanic crust. | True|

| False|
Question 12 |
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Activity on Earth's surface has erased all traces of ancient meteorite impacts, such as those still visible on the moon. | True|

| False|
Question 13 |
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Which sample is NOT a rock?
| biotite|

| sandstone|

| granite|

| gneiss|
Question 14 |
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The smallest particle that retains all of the chemical properties of an element is called a(n) | compound.|

| atom.|

| ion.|

| molecule.|

| isotope|
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Atoms with the same atomic number but different mass numbers are called | ions.|

| compounds.|

| molecules.|

| isotopes.|

| elements|
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The atomic...
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