PHSC 210 Quiz 1

PHSC 210 Quiz 1 Liberty University

  1. Who developed the model for science/religion interactions discussed in your textbook?
  2. A young-Earth creation position holds that
  3. The two components of an atom that are found in the nucleus are:
  4. Which discipline within the Earth sciences focuses on the solid Earth?
  5. A material of characteristic physical and chemical properties which cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical processes is called a(n):
  6. Which of the following minerals is a silicate?
  7. Which mineral is an excellent example of ionic bonding?
  8. Which component of the geosphere makes up the largest volume of material?
  9. Which origins position is the longest-held one in Christianity and Judaism?
  10. Which discipline of science deals with repeatable experiments that can be modified by the researcher?
  11. The term for the steps taken by scientists to discover and investigate the world is BEST expressed as
  12. Which type of bond involves electrons that can easily move among various nuclei?
  13. The _________________ states that atoms are most stable when their valence shell is filled.
  14. The term for a scientific approach to tracing the interactions of the planet is
  15. A _____________ is a zone of weakness that allows a mineral to break along flat surfaces.
  16. The unique physical characteristics that a mineral possesses (those that let us determine which mineral is in front of us) are called:
  17. The type of science that focuses on material inventions is
  18. Which type of bond involves two atoms strongly sharing their electrons in each other’s valence shells?
  19. A rock is an aggregate of one or more minerals.
  20. The vapor canopy concept in young-Earth creation has seen many successes in scientific testing and modeling.
  21. Gypsum is an example of a non-metallic resource mineral.
  22. The atomic mass of an atom is equal to the number of protons in its nucleus.
  23. Physical geology focuses on studying current materials and processes.
  24. Resources can be used without affecting the environment.
  25. Define the empirical and historical sciences. How do they differ? Provide an example of each.
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