Past Exam for GEOL 1010 - Introduction to Geology at Colorado (CU)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam 3
Class:GEOL 1010 - Introduction to Geology
Subject:Geological Sciences
University:University of Colorado - Boulder
  • Continental Crust
  • High Velocity
  • Convection Currents
  • Debris Flow
  • Paleomagnetism
  • Different Locations
  • Transition Zone
  • The Epicenter of An Earthquake
  • Metasomatism
  • Transitions
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GEOL1010 Sample Hour Exam 3 1. The processes of oxidation, hydration, and biological activity act to break down rocks at the Earth's surface. Together, these processes constitute: a) acid rain b)mechanical weathering c) chemical weathering d)mass wasting e)metasomatism. 2. Chemical weathering is most rapid which type of climate: a) cold and wet b) cool and wet c) cool and dry d) warm and wet e) warm and dry 3. Oceanic crust is more easily subducted than continental crust because: a) oceanic crust contains more water that continental crust. b) oceanic crust contains less water that continental crust. c) oceanic crust is younger than continental crust. d) oceanic crust is thinner than continental crust. e) oceanic crust becomes much denser than continental crust on subduction. 4. Plate motion is generally believed to be driven by: a) the solar wind b) tidal forces c) thermal convection in the solid mantle d) thermal convection in the outer core e) t...

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