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1.  Which of the following combinations should favor folding rather than faulting?
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2.  Which of the following grades of coal containes the highest percentage of carbon?
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3.  The_____________ are characterized by terrane accretion that has been active throughout most of Mesozoic and Cenozoic time.
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4.  Approximately what percentage of the electricity in the US comes from coal fired power plants?
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5.  The ____________ in California is in the boundary between the North American plate and Pacific plate
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6.  At the present time the thermohaline circulation is providiing northwestern Europe with warmer climates when compared to without thermohaline circulation?
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7.  In addition to air pollutiion , coal production also creates water pollution
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8.  In a ______ fault, the hanging wall block moves up with respect to the footwall block.
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9.  The term _______________ refers speficially to geologic mountatin building.
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10.  Brittle deformation would be favored over plastic deformation in which of the following conditons?
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11.  Thunderstoms are associated with unstable air masses
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12.  "Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as reason for postponing cost effective measures to prevent environmental degradation"What is this important principle called?
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13.  Terrane accretion generally occurs along a divergent boundary between a continental plate and an oceanic plate
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14.  The concept that rocks of the crust and upper mantle are floating in gravitational balance is known as?
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15.  In thrust faulting
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16.  Which of the following energy sources does not produce carbon dioxide?
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17.  Average atmospheric  carbon dioxide concentrations show what trend  over the period from 1955 to present?
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18.  Which of the following green house gas is entirely antrhopogenic ( human made) in origin?
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19.  High Rock temperatures enchance plastic deformation and flow in the asthenosphere and inhibit brittle fracturing.
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20.  As the polluiton of coal in the US has increased the # of jobs in mining also increased?
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21.  Which geographic area is the largest source of carbon dioxide emmision from fossil fuel burning?
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22.  Milankovitch cycles correspond reasonably well to the periods of past glaciation?
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23.  Combustion of nirtrogen in coal can increase?
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24.  In 1987 the United Nations convened a meeting in Canada in which members nations agreed to scale back on CFC production. What whas this agreemeent called?
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25.  Coal is desirable as an energy source because?
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