Dynamic Earth Pre-assessment (earth Science Regents)

12 Questions

Settings
Please wait...
Dynamic Earth Pre-assessment (earth Science Regents)

Dynamic Earth Pre-Assessment (Earth Science Regents)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following methods of internal energy transfer drives volcanic activity on Earth’s surface? (Standard 2.1a)
    • A. 

      Radioactive decay

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Kinetic transfer

    • D. 

      Conduction

    • E. 

      Radiation

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Schenectady, NY

    • B. 

      Binghamton, NY

    • C. 

      Plattsburgh, NY

    • D. 

      Albany, NY

    • E. 

      Utica, NY

  • 3. 
    It is suggested that the outer core of the Earth is liquid.  Which is the strongest evidence for this? (Standard 2.1j)
    • A. 

      P-waves disappear as they move through the outer core.

    • B. 

      S-waves disappear as they move through the outer core.

    • C. 

      S-waves speed up as they move through the outer core.

    • D. 

      P-waves are transmitted through the outer core.

    • E. 

      S-waves travel faster than P-waves in the outer core.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Inner core, outer core, crust, mantle

    • B. 

      Outer core, inner core, mantle, crust

    • C. 

      Crust, mantle, outer core, inner core

    • D. 

      Crust, mantle, inner core, outer core

    • E. 

      Each layer has approximately the same density

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements best describe how convection brings material to the surface of a tectonic plate boundary (Standard 2.1k)?
    • A. 

      Material expands and rises when heated because the density of the material decreases.

    • B. 

      Material contracts and rises when heated because the density of the material increases.

    • C. 

      Material expands and rises when cooled because the density of the material decreases.

    • D. 

      Material contracts and rises when cooled because the density of the material increases.

    • E. 

      Material rises because of weathering, erosion, and deposition.

  • 6. 
    Mid-ocean ridges (rifts) normally form where tectonic plates are (Standard 2.1l):
    • A. 

      Stationary

    • B. 

      Sliding past each other

    • C. 

      Converging

    • D. 

      Diverging

    • E. 

      Dormant

  • 7. 
    At which drilling site would the oldest igneous bedrock most likely be found (Standard 2.1l, 2.1m)?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 8. 
    This diagram provides evidence that the Pacific Crustal Plate was moving toward the  (Standard 2.1n):
    • A. 

      Southeast

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      Southwest

    • E. 

      Northwest

  • 9. 
    When did Africa and South America completely separate and move away from each other into two distinct landmasses?  This question may require the use of the Earth Science Reference Tables.  (Standard 2.1o)
    • A. 

      Before the Cambrian Period

    • B. 

      During the Carboniferous Period

    • C. 

      During the Triassic Period

    • D. 

      After the Cretaceous Period

    • E. 

      During the Permian Period

  • 10. 
    Which of the following can result in mountain formation (Standard 2.1p)?
    • A. 

      Strike-slip faulting

    • B. 

      Weathering and erosion

    • C. 

      Deposition and isostasy

    • D. 

      Seismic gaps

    • E. 

      Collisions between continents

  • 11. 
    Rate, on a scale of 1 – 4, 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest, how much you already know about the dynamic Earth (plate tectonics, deformation of the crust, earthquakes, and volcanoes).
  • 12. 
    Rate, on a scale of 1 – 4, 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest, how interested are you in the dynamic Earth (plate tectonics, deformation of the crust, earthquakes, and volcanoes).