EOSC 114 Module 1 - Fragile Systems Quiz.docx

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School
UBC
Department
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Course
EOSC 114
Professor
Quiz: Fragile Systems
1.
The MOST abundant element in the Earth’s atmosphere is
______.
Student Response
Value
Correct
Answer
A.
oxygen
B.
silicon
C.
hydrogen
D.
iron
E.
nitrogen
100%
Score:
1/1
2.
Of the water on Earth, most is found in __________.
Student Response
Value
Correct
Answer
the oceans
rivers and lakes
the atmosphere
glaciers and ice caps
0%
the ground
Score:
0/1
3.
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If two hurricanes hit Nova Scotia in 40 years of
recordkeeping, the average return period for hurricanes in
Nova Scotia is _____ years.
Student Response
Value
Correct
Answer
A.
2
B.
20
100%
C.
40
D.
80
E.
160
Score:
1/1
4.
Matter able to temporarily change its shape and to return to
its original shape when the force is released is ________.
Student Response
Value
Correct
Answer
A.
elastic
100%
B.
strain
C.
plastic
D.
ductile
E.
brittle
Score:
1/1
5.
Which component of the Earth system is the most fragile and
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vulnerable to natural disasters?
Student Response
Value
Correct
Answer
A.
human population
100%
B.
volcanoes and landslides
C.
the atmosphere and oceans
D.
the Earth’s continents
E.
transportation and utilities
Score:
1/1
6.
If a meteor strikes the ocean at the equator and causes sea
water to boil, this is an example of ______.
Student Response
Value
Correct
Answer
A.
the Bermuda High
B.
the continuity effect
C.
the Coriolis effect
D.
Newton's Law
E.
energy conservation
100%
Score:
1/1
7.
The count of all protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an
atom is called the ________.
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Document Summary

The most abundant element in the earth"s atmosphere is. Student response: oxygen, silicon, hydrogen, iron, nitrogen. Of the water on earth, most is found in __________. Answer: the oceans, rivers and lakes, the atmosphere, glaciers and ice caps, the ground. If two hurricanes hit nova scotia in 40 years of recordkeeping, the average return period for hurricanes in. Student response: 2, 20, 40, 80, 160. Matter able to temporarily change its shape and to return to its original shape when the force is released is ________. Answer: human population, volcanoes and landslides, the atmosphere and oceans, the earth"s continents, transportation and utilities. If a meteor strikes the ocean at the equator and causes sea water to boil, this is an example of ______. Student response: the bermuda high, the continuity effect, the coriolis effect, newton"s law, energy conservation. The count of all protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom is called the ________.

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