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Past Exam for GEOS 1014 - The Earth & Life Through Time with Xiao at Virginia Tech (VT)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam 1
Professor:Xiao
Class:GEOS 1014 - The Earth & Life Through Time
Subject:Geosciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2006
Keywords:
  • Magnetic Reversal
  • Geothermal Gradient
  • Age of the Earth
  • Age of Earth
  • Catastrophism
  • Uniformitarianism
  • Rift Valley
  • Different Isotopes
  • Magnetic Anomaly
  • Concentrated
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1 GEOS 1014 Earth and Life through Time Fall 2006 Midterm I Instructions: 1. There are 50 multiple choice questions. 2. Please use the scantron sheet provided to you. 3. Completely blacken the number corresponding to the correct answer. 4. Pay attention to special instructions for the geological time scale questions (#38-50). 5. When finished, please turn in both the test and scantron sheet. You can now write your name and blacken your ID number on the answer sheet. Begin working on the test when you are told to do so. Good Luck! Name____________________ ID # _________________ 2 D B A C F M E G N 1. The Red Sea represents an early stage of the Wilson cycle when a new ocean begins to open. (1). True (2). False 2. Identify one geological force that may drive plate movement. _______ (1). tidal force between the earth and the moon (2). dragging because of asthenosphere convection (3). magnetic f...

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