PHSC 210 Quiz 1

PHSC 210 Quiz 1

  1. What is the name for all the sciences that collectively seek to understand Earth and its neighbors in space?
  2. The most unreliable (variable) diagnostic property of minerals such as quartz is __________.
  3. The cleavage of Potassium Feldspar is best described as ___________.
  4. Two sources of energy that power the earth system are:
  5. Which common mineral is composed entirely of silicon and oxygen?
  6. The global ocean covers roughly _____ percent of the earth’s surface.
  7. Which of the following is not a fundamental particle found in atoms?
  8. The resistance of a mineral to abrasion is known as ____________.
  9. Which of the following is NOT true for minerals?
  10. Which mineral is easily recognizable by its taste?
  11. The process observed within populations of organisms that select those traits best suited for a given environment is known as ___________. This conservative process tends to maintain the status quo and never produces new genetic material.
  12. This “sphere” of the earth includes all life on the earth’s surface and in its oceans.
  13. A preliminary, untested explanation for a physical process is called a(n):
  14. When the Hebrew word yom is modified by a number—such as six days or the third day—it always means ______________.
  15. The study of the atmosphere and the processes that produce weather and climate is known as:
  16. A well‐tested and widely accepted view that scientists agree best explains certain observable facts is known as a(n):
  17. The three principal layers of the earth based on composition are:
  18. Which of the following has the highest specific gravity?
  19. Resources on the earth are typically divided into two broad types. These include:
  20. A group of interacting, or independent, parts that form a complex whole is known as a:
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