Question : A) convergent plate boundary B) transform plate boundary C) tsunami D) continental collision : 2141659
MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.
30) The San Andreas Fault in California is an example of a(n) ________.
A) convergent plate boundary
B) transform plate boundary
D) continental collision and uplift
E) divergent plate boundary
31) The force driving plate tectonics is ________.
B) solar radiation
C) freezing and thawing of water in the earth's crust
D) heat in the deepest layers of the earth
E) nuclear reactions in magma
32) Consider the following processes: respiration, chemosynthesis, combustion of firewood, and photosynthesis. How many of these result in the release of oxygen into the atmosphere?
A) none B) 1 C) 2 D) 3 E) all 4
33) When you burn a log in your fireplace you are converting ________.
A) chemical to thermal energy
B) electromagnetic to chemical
C) proteins to amino acids
D) chemical to nuclear energy
E) thermal to electromagnetic energy
34) Rock that has undergone heat or pressure that causes it to change form is called ________.
35) The process of subduction ________.
A) occurs when denser ocean crusts slide beneath lighter continental crusts
B) is caused by volcanoes
C) occurs when plates pull apart
D) is responsible for hurricanes
E) causes the formation of deep ocean trenches
36) What are the three distinct layers of the earth?
A) core, mantle, lithosphere
B) core, mantle, crust
C) mantle, magma, crust
D) mantle, crust, oceanic crust
E) oceanic crust, mantle, magma
37) The type of tectonic plate boundary at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is referred to as a ________.
A) convergent boundary
B) transform fault
C) divergent boundary
D) subduction zone
E) seismic boundary
38) A solution with a pH of 3 is ________ a solution with a pH of 5.
A) 100 times more acidic
B) half as acidic
C) 4 times less acidic
D) twice as acidic
E) 4 times more acidic
ESSAY. Write your answer in the space provided or on a separate sheet of paper.
41) What is the first law of thermodynamics, and what are its implications for natural resource management?