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EOSC 114 Quiz: EOSC114 Quiz 2 2012 Fall Module 1 Fragile SystemsExam


Department
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Course Code
EOSC 114
Professor
All
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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
1.
the oceans
2.
rivers and lakes
3.
the atmosphere
4.
glaciers and ice caps
0%
5.
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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