PHSC 121 Quiz 4

PHSC 121 Quiz 4 Liberty University

  1. According to the class presentation, “historical science” is science that has been carried out by scientists in the past.
  2. Why is the very center of Earth’s core a solid and not a liquid?
  3. Which element would not have been found in Earth’s early atmosphere? What is the most abundant gas found in Earth’s atmosphere today?
  4. According to the class presentation, creationists are not biased.
  5. Terrestrial planets, like Earth, are made up of rock and metal.
  6. It is believed that there was a heavy bombardment of planetesimals at what stage in planetary development?
  7. When Earth was young, its atmosphere had no free ____.
  8. Which of the following astronomical objects has the thickest atmosphere?
  9. What theoryexplains the movement of the continents on Earth’s surface?
  10. According to the class presentation, when you are attempting to answer questions about a one-time event that happened in the unobservable past you are applying methods we describe as
  11. Earth’s core is hot, dense, and mostly composed of iron and nickel.
  12. The collision of plates can produce ____.
  13. Earth’s upper atmosphere is protected from infrared radiation by an ozone layer.
  14. In “Earth,” Dr. Jason Lisle argues that our planet appears to be unique.
  15. Which stage of planetary development has all but eliminated much of Earth’s surface history?
  16. Which Apollo mission never made it to the lunar surface?
  17. The Moon’s crust is thicker on the side facing Earth.
  18. Large, smooth, dark plains on the Moon are called ____.
  19. All rock samples brought from the Moon by the Apollo astronauts are _________ rocks.
  20. There is no air on the Moon to scatter light and soften shadows
  21. Since there are no folded mountain chains on the Moon, what does this imply about the Moon’s geology?
  22. Lobate scarps are very low and small disturbances on the surface of Mercury.
  23. What is the Moon’s gravity?
  24. Between July 1969 and December 1972, 17 people reached the surface of the Moon.
  25. What surprised scientists to learn about Mercury from MESSENGER’s data?
  26. What is the largest impact crater on Mercury?
  27. What method was used to determine the absolute ages of the lunar rock samples from the Apollo missions?
  28. What does “maria” mean?
  29. What is one of the largest impact basin in the Solar System?
  30. What makes up the dark colors of the lunar lowlands?
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