Dynamic Earth Unit Post-assessment (earth Science Regents)

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Dynamic Earth Unit Post-assessment (earth Science Regents)

Dynamic earth helps us to understand an overview of the building blocks of the planet and the materials that make up Earth crust. We also get to understand the processes that operate to form the materials on the earth crust. Take up this Earth unit post-assessment quiz for the earth science regents. Why don’t you try it out and get to refresh your memory?


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. 

      Accretion

    • D. 

      Conduction

    • E. 

      Radiation

  • 2. 
    The epicenter of an earthquake is located near Massena, New York. According to the Earth Science Reference Tables, the greatest difference in arrival times of the P- and S-waves for this earthquake would be recorded in (Standard 2.1j):
    • A. 

      Watertown, 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. 
    Which of the following lists the layers of the Earth in order of decreasing density? (Standard 2.1b)
    • A. 

      Each layer has approximately the same density

    • B. 

      Outer core, inner core, mantle, crust

    • C. 

      Crust, mantle, outer core, inner core

    • D. 

      Crust, mantle, inner core, outer core

    • E. 

      Inner core, outer core, mantle, crust

  • 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. 

      All four sites are the same age.

  • 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. 
    The San Andreas is located along a plate boundary.  What type of stress is associated with this boundary?  This question may require the use of the Earth Science Reference Tables.  (Standard 2.1o)
    • A. 

      Tension

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Shear

    • D. 

      Isostasy

    • E. 

      Accretion

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

      Radioactive Decay

    • B. 

      Weathering and erosion

    • C. 

      Deposition and isostasy

    • D. 

      Magnetic Reversals

    • E. 

      Collisions between continents

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