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ConcepTest: Waves part of Examples
At which location in the diagram below would the waves break closer to the beach? a. A b. B c. C
ConcepTest: Sugar-Rock Analogy part of Examples
Water containing dissolved sugar evaporates to leave a deposit of sugar in the bottom of a glass. This could be seen as an analog for the formation of a type of a. igneous rock b. metamorphic rock c. sedimentary ...
ConcepTest: Concrete-Rock Analogy part of Examples
Concrete is formed by adding cement and water to a mixture of sand and gravel. This could be seen as an analog for the formation of a ___________ sedimentary rock. a. clastic b. chemical c. biochemical.
ConcepTest: Sandwich-Rock Analogy part of Examples
Adding layers of ingredients to build a sandwich could be viewed as an analog for the formation of a. igneous rocks b. metamorphic rocks c. sedimentary rocks.
ConcepTest: Temperature and Depth of Rock Formation #1 part of Examples
The diagram below illustrates five potential combinations of temperature and depth that are characteristic of different rock types. Answer the question that follows using the diagram. Which letter is the best ...
ConcepTest: Humid Climates and Water Transport to Streams part of Examples
In a humid climate (e.g., Georgia), which process contributes the greatest volume of water to streams? a. human activity b. overland flow c. groundwater discharge
ConcepTest: Effect of Ice Sheet on Sea Level part of Examples
During the last ice age there was a large ice sheet over much of Canada and the northern U.S. What was the effect on global sea levels? a. Sea level was higher b. Sea level was lower c. Sea level was the same as ...
ConcepTest: A Pebble in a Stream part of Examples
A pebble in a stream a.must be a sedimentary rock. b.must have formed in the stream. c.must be younger than the stream channel. d.may represent any type of rock.
ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity During an Ice Age part of Examples
One million years ago ice sheets covered much of the Earth's land surface during an ice age. How did this affect the salinity of the oceans? a. Oceans were saltier than today. b. Oceans were less salty than ...
ConcepTest: Glacial Retreat part of Examples
What happens during a glacial retreat? a. The glacier flows back to its origin. b. Less ice is supplied to the terminus of the glacier. c. The glacier ceases to flow.