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Earth Science - New York Regents June 2009 Exam


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30.

According to the fossil record, which sequence correctly represents the evolution of life on Earth?
(1) fish → amphibians → mammals → soft-bodied organisms
(2) fish → soft-bodied organisms → mammals → amphibians
(3) soft-bodied organisms → amphibians → fish → mammals
(4) soft-bodied organisms → fish → amphibians → mammals

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31.

The data table below compares the climates of two United States cities located at approximately 43° north latitude. The data are based on a 30-year period.

Which statement best explains the climate variation between these two cities?
(1) City A and city B are located at the same longitude.
(2) City A is located at a high elevation, and city B is located at sea level.
(3) City A is located far inland, and city B is located near a large body of water.
(4) City A is located on the east coast, and city B is located on the west coast.

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32.

The air above a burning candle is heated and rises. Which table correctly identifies the type of heat transfer within the rising air and the change in air density above the burning candle?

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33.

The diagram below represents geological processes that act continuously on Earth to form different rock types.

Which table correctly classifies each rock type?

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34.

The table below shows some properties of four different minerals.

The minerals listed in the table are varieties of which mineral?
(1) garnet
(2) magnetite
(3) quartz
(4) olivine

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35.

Adjacent water and landmasses are heated by the morning Sun on a clear, calm day. After a few hours, a surface wind develops. Which map best represents this winds direction?

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