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Earth Science - New York Regents August 2006 Exam


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15.

Scientists have inferred the structure of Earth’s interior mainly by analyzing
(1) the Moon’s interior
(2) the Moon’s composition
(3) Earth's surface features
(4) Earths seismic data

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16.

Which process transfers energy primarily by electromagnetic waves?
(1) radiation
(2) evaporation
(3) conduction
(4) convection

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17.

The cross section below shows the direction of movement of an oceanic plate over a mantle hot spot, resulting in the formation of a chain of volcanoes labeled A, B, C, and D. The geologic age of volcano C is shown.

What are the most likely geologic ages of volcanoes B and D?
(1) B is 5 million years old and D is 12 million years old.
(2) B is 2 million years old and D is 6 million years old.
(3) B is 9 million years old and D is 9 million years old.
(4) B is 10 million years old and D is 4 million years old.

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18.

New York State landscape regions are identified and classified primarily by their
(1) surface topography and bedrock structure
(2) existing vegetation and type of weather
(3) latitude and longitude
(4) chemical weathering rate and nearness to large bodies of water

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19.

A stream flowing at a velocity of 75 centimeters per second can transport
(1) clay, only
(2) pebbles, only
(3) pebbles, sand, silt, and clay, only
(4) boulders, cobbles, pebbles, sand, silt, and clay

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20.

The cross sections below show a three-stage sequence in the development of a glacial feature.

Which glacial feature has formed by the end of stage 3?
(1) kettle lake
(2) finger lake
(3) drumlin
(4) parallel scratches

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21.

Which diagram best shows the Suns apparent path, as seen by an observer on July 21 in New York State?

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22.

The map below shows barrier islands in the ocean along the coast of Texas.

Which agent of erosion most likely formed these barrier islands?
(1) mass movement
(2) wave action
(3) streams
(4) glaciers

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23.

What will be the most probable arrangement of rock particles deposited directly by a glacier?
(1) sorted and layered
(2) sorted and not layered
(3) unsorted and layered
(4) unsorted and not layered

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24.

Which two gases have been added to Earth’s atmosphere in large amounts and are believed to have increased global warming by absorbing infrared radiation?
(1) neon and argon
(2) chlorine and nitrogen
(3) hydrogen and helium
(4) methane and carbon dioxide

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25.

The cross section below shows soil layer X, which was formed from underlying bedrock.

Which change would most likely cause soil layer X to increase in thickness?
(1) a decrease in slope
(2) a decrease in rainfall
(3) an increase in biologic activity
(4) an increase in air pressure

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26.

The diagram below shows wind flowing over a mountain range.

As the wind flows down the leeward side of the mountain range, the air becomes
(1) cooler and drier
(2) cooler and wetter
(3) warmer and drier
(4) warmer and wetter

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27.

The cross section of a house is shown below. Open stairways allow air to move from one floor to another. The ridge vent is an opening in the roof that allows air to move in or out of the attic.

During a windless summer day, the air inside this house is warmed by the Sun. In which cross section do the arrows show the most likely air movement when the windows are opened?

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28.

The ozone layer helps life on Earth because ozone
(1) modifies the normal El Niño weather pattern
(2) reflects insolation from the Sun
(3) absorbs damaging ultraviolet radiation from the Sun
(4) deflects winds from a straight line to a curved path

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29.

Under identical conditions, which surface will reflect the greatest amount of insolation?
(1) a basaltic sand beach
(2) a pine tree forest
(3) a glacial ice sheet
(4) a blacktop parking lot

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30.

The diagram below shows Earth on a particular day in its orbit around the Sun. The dashed line represents Earth’s axis.

Which date is represented by the diagram?
(1) March 21
(2) June 21
(3) September 23
(4) December 21

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31.

Fossils of trilobites, graptolites, and eurypterids are found in the same bedrock layer in New York State. During which geologic time interval could this bedrock layer have formed?
(1) Late Ordovician to Early Devonian
(2) Late Silurian to Early Cretaceous
(3) Early Permian to Late Jurassic
(4) Early Cambrian to Middle Ordovician

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32.

Wavy bands of light and dark minerals visible in gneiss bedrock probably formed from the
(1) cementing together of individual mineral grains
(2) cooling and crystallization of magma
(3) evaporation of an ancient ocean
(4) heat and pressure during metamorphism

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33.

The table below shows the hardness of four common materials.

Which statement best describes the hardness of the mineral dolomite?
(1) Dolomite can scratch window glass, but cannot be scratched by a fingernail.
(2) Dolomite can scratch window glass, but cannot be scratched by a steel nail.
(3) Dolomite can scratch a copper penny, but cannot be scratched by a fingernail.
(4) Dolomite can scratch a copper penny, but cannot be scratched by a steel nail.

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34.

The block diagram below of a portion of Earth’s crust shows four zones labeled A, B, C, and D outlined with dashed lines.

In which zone is a younger rock unit on top of an older rock unit?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D

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35.

The graph below shows the rate of decay of the radioactive isotope K-40 into the decay products Ar-40 and Ca-40.

Analysis of a basalt rock sample shows that 25% of its radioactive K-40 remained undecayed. How old is the basalt?
(1) 1.3 billion years
(2) 2.6 billion years 
(3) 3.9 billion years
(4) 4.6 billion years

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