EESA06H3 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Mineralogy, Yoho National Park, Seismology

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EESA06 Chapter 1
1. Geology just deals with mining and petroleum. (True)
2. Once all the continents existed as one large landmass called
Pangea. (True)
3. Earth is the only planet on which geological processes occur.
(False)
4. Geologists (or Geoscientists) are employed in a broad
spectrum of professional fields. (False)
5. Geologists (or Geoscientists) most often work alone, or with
other geologists. (True)
6. Geologists (or Geoscientists) most often work alone, or with
other geologists. (False)
7. Geologists use the rock cycle to help explain how the common
rocks form. (True)
8. If geologists do not understand something they will create a
hypothesis to explain it. (True)
9. Most geological processes occur at an extremely slow rate.
(True)
10. Geologists are concerned with conservation of natural
resources. (True)
11. The Earth is around 5.5 billion years old. (False)
12. Earth's continents are constantly in motion. (True)
13. When geologists speak of the "lithosphere", they really mean
"crust". (False)
14. Earth's inner core is molten. (False)
15. Dinosaurs became extinct during the last ice age. (False)
16. No meteorites have ever hit the Earth. (False)
17. There was no life on Earth until 600 million years ago. (False)
18. Plate tectonics is one of the most important theories in
geology. (True)
19. Earth has changed very little since its formation 4.5 billion
years ago. (False)
20. Most geologists grow beards, wear hiking boots, blue jeans,
and flannel shirts, and carry rock hammers. (False)
1. Which of the following are part of the Earth system.
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HINT_BEGIN_1Read p.16-17 of your text. HINT_END_1
A) Biosphere
B) Geosphere
C) Atmosphere
D) All of these and the hydrosphere.
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In which scenario below would you be likely to hire a geoscientist to help
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HINT_BEGIN_2Read p.5-11 of your text. HINT_END_2
A) A small community is worried about contamination of their water w
B) A subway tunnel is being bored under a major city.
C) Finding the best route for a subsea pipeline.
D) Geoscientists might be employed in all of these scenarios!
3
In which of the following is geological knowledge useful?
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A) Avoiding geologic and other natural hazards.
B) Supplying things we need.
C) Protecting the environment.
D) All of these are areas where geological knowledge is useful!
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Continental drift was suggested by this person to explain the movement o
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Eesa06 chapter 1: geology just deals with mining and petroleum. (true, once all the continents existed as one large landmass called. In which scenario below would you be likely to hire a geoscientist to help. A small community is worried about contamination of their water w. A subway tunnel is being bored under a major city. Finding the best route for a subsea pipeline. Geoscientists might be employed in all of these scenarios! All of these are areas where geological knowledge is useful! Continental drift was suggested by this person to explain the movement o. Is a concept used to explain the relationship of the three main type. Describes the constant recycling of the three main types of rocks. This canadian geophysicist is credited with naming transform faults. This layer of the earth is composed of iron, nickel and silicon. The division of geology that is concerned with the search for oil and gas is.

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