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Earth Science Review 2

Quiz by Ann Marie MacDonald

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  • Q1
    Why is the surface of Mercury covered with meteor impact craters, while Earth's surface has relatively few craters?
    Mercury is an older planet, so it has a longer history of meteor impacts.
    Mercury is larger than Earth, so it gets hit with more meteors.
    Earth's hydrosphere and atmosphere destroyed or buried most meteor impact sites
    Earth's less dense water surface attracts fewer meteors.
  • Q2
    Which information best supports the inference that the universe began with an explosion?
    calculations of the distance from the Sun to each asteroid in the asteroid belt
    calculations of the temperature and luminosity of stars
    measurements of rates of decay using carbon-14
    measurements of cosmic background radiation
  • Q3
    Evidence that Earth revolves around the Sun is provided by the
    hourly changes in the apparent direction of the swing of a Foucault pendulum
    seasonal changes in the apparent positions of constellations
    apparent rising and setting of Polaris during one day
    apparent rising and setting of the Sun during one day
  • Q4
    Most of the electromagnetic energy radiated from Earth's surface is in the form of
    x rays
    ultraviolet rays
    gamma rays
    infrared rays
  • Q5
    Most of the sediment that is compacted and later forms shale bedrock is
  • Q6
    In which two Earth regions is oxygen the second most abundant element by volume?
    crust and hydrosphere
    core and crust
    hydrosphere and troposphere
    troposphere and core
  • Q7
    Which two properties are most useful in distinguishing between galena and halite?
    hardness and streak
    streak and cleavage
    cleavage and color
    luster and color
  • Q8
    A 65.5 million year old impact crater in Mexico provides evidence for the cause of the
    evolution of the earliest corals
    breakup of Pangea
    Alleghenian orogeny
    extinction of ammonoids
  • Q9
    Which rock weathers most rapidly when exposed to acid rain?
  • Q10
    When did the earliest humans appear on Earth?
    during the Late Triassic Epoch
    before the earliest dinosaurs
    before the earliest flowering plants
    during the Pleistocene Epoch

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