Chapter One ; Geology Intro
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▯ Quiz Q&A’s: ▯ ▯ 1. Large-scale__ of Earth’s materials will be required to meet future resource demands ▯ answer: recycling ▯ ▯ 2. ____ growth implies that a constant percentage of humans are added each year ▯ answer: exponential ▯ ▯ 3. ____ involves the studies of earth’s materials and processes, their effect on humans, and vice versa. ▯ Answer: Environmental Geology ▯ ▯ 4. ____ is a principal proposed by James Hutton in 1785, is often summarized in the phrase, “the present is the key to the past” ▯ answer: uniformitarianism ▯ ▯ 5. Previous environmental degredation led to catastrophe in the 2010 earthquake in ____ ▯ answer: Haiti ▯ ▯ 6. Geologists assume that the processes we observe today also operated in the past. What is this called? Answer: uniformitarianism 7. What happened to the Aral Sea: Answer: diversion of the two main rivers has resulted in the drop of surface elevation ▯ ▯ 8. This concept states that one action causes subsequent actions in linked systems answer: environmental Unity ▯ ▯ 9. Which of the following is an example of uniformitarianism? Rivers erode valleys and build dams Mountains grow and soon erode ▯ ▯ 10. Example of environmental unity? The diversion of a river for agriculture may cause a lake to dry up, which may cause the death of many organism ▯ ▯ 11. The society of ___ island was destroyed by environmental degradation Easter ▯ ▯ 12. A(n)___ is a hypothesis that has withstood testing through a sufficient number of experiments theory ▯ ▯ 13. The earth formed 4.6 __ years ago. Billion ▯ ▯ 14. Which of the following geological processes is the slowest? Incision of a river into bedrock, producing canyons— rates of .005mm to 10mm a year ▯ ▯ 15 . Over the past 20 years, the population of the world has increased by a larger percentage than the previous year false ▯ ▯ 16. Concept of sustainability? refers to the idea of using resources to meet our needs, at a rate at which they can be replenished naturally, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs ▯ ▯ 17. The law of faunal assemblages states that rocks with similar _______ are most likely to be of a similar geologic age. Fossils ▯ ▯ 18. Hurricanes are considered the number one environmental problem false: human population growth
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