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Past Exam for GEOL 2104 - Elements of Geology with Hochella at Virginia Tech (VT)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam 3
Professor:Hochella
Class:GEOL 2104 - Elements of Geology
Subject:Geosciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term: 2003
Keywords:
  • Mass Movement
  • Particularly
  • Neutralizing
  • Primary Cause
  • Orientation
  • Earthquakes
  • Magnitude Earthquake
  • On the Ground
  • Vadose Zone
  • Flood Plain
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Elements of Geology 2104 Test III November 19,2003 1. There are three types of plate boundaries. They are called: 1) divergent, mid-ocean ridges, transform. 2) ridges, subduction zones, faults. 3) collisional, convergent, transform. 4) mid-ocean ridges, divergent, convergent. @Ľnone of the above. 2. Which one of the following geological settings provides the most danger to people in terms of earthquake activity: 1) near volcanoes, 2) in deep valleys next to high mountains, j) on Iceland, @ along transform faults that cut through continental crust. 3. Iceland 1) is a place where the mid-Atlantic ridge rises above sea level, 2) is on a divergent plate boundary, 3) is on one of the many mid-ocean ridges that encircle the globe, '4) is an area of very young rocks, and in fact is new crust.(D all of the above, 6) 2 and 3 only, 7) 1 and 2 only, 8) 1,2, and 3 only, 9) 2, 3, and 4 only, 10) 3 and 4 only. 4. The Himalayas of Nepal and China are due to ∑1) an ocean - ocean convergent zone;-- 2...

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