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Past Exam for GEOS 2104 - Elements of Geology at Virginia Tech (VT)

Exam Information

Material Type:Practice Exam
Professor:Staff
Class:GEOS 2104 - Elements of Geology
Subject:Geosciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2008
Keywords:
  • Convergent Boundary
  • Divergent Boundary
  • In/on/at a Place
  • Combination
  • Following List
  • Passive Margin
  • Consequences
  • Yellowstone
  • Mountain Building
  • Hydrocarbons
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Elements of Geology 2104 (2008) Practice Test I Note: There are 22 practice questions below. Answers are at the end. Also, remember that there will be a few questions from the one-page article from “The Economist” on infrastructure in the United States, and several questions from the reading in Chapters 1 and 2. 1. The aspect of the Earth sciences that I think is absolutely crucial for everyone that deals directly and professionally with this planet is that this is a very, very old place, and human influence has come on extremely rapidly, imparting profound consequences. I showed you many times a population curve for humans that only went back 8,000 years. Just roughly, one could say that human population turned up extremely rapidly, or “exploded”, starting 1) about 5 million years ago, 2) about 8,000 years ago, 3) about 2,000 years ago, 4) within the last few centuries. 2. The field of geosciences is very fortunate to have a unifying theory which ties processes together that, at first glance, don’t...

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