June 2019 Earth Science Regents Questions 31-40 Question Preview (ID: 55107)

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Approximately how many times does Earth rotate as it moves in its orbit from position A back to position A?

a) 1 time
b) 15 times
c) 24 times
d) 365 times

Between which pair of lettered positions is the Sun’s vertical ray moving from the equator southward to the Tropic of Capricorn?

a) A and B
b) B and C
c) C and D
d) D and A

These Long Island tides show a pattern that is
a) cyclic and predictable
b) cyclic and unpredictable
c) noncyclic and predictable
d) noncyclic and unpredictable

During which season in the Northern Hemisphere is Earth at aphelion?

a) winter
b) spring
c) summer
d) fall

Which mineral is commonly used as the “lead” in pencils?
a) pyrite
b) graphite
c) galena
d) fluorite

Based on the graph, the first low tide on December 26 occurred at approximately

a) 6 a.m.
b) 11 a.m.
c) 6 p.m.
d) 11 p.m.

Which chemical formula represents the composition of a mineral that usually exhibits fracture, not cleavage?
a) Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
b) NaCl
c) CaCO3
d) (Fe,Mg)2SiO4

Which two rocks contain the mineral quartz?
a) gabbro and schist
b) dunite and sandstone
c) granite and gneiss
d) pumice and scoria

Which sequence of geologic events occurred after the formation of the Cambrian limestone and before the formation of the Silurian limestone?

a) uplift —› weathering —› erosion —› subsidence
b) uplift —› subsidence —› erosion —› weathering
c) subsidence —› weathering —› erosion —› uplift
d) subsidence —› erosion —› uplift —› weathering

What are two major factors that control the development of soil in a given location?
a) vegetative cover and slope
b) tectonic activity and elevation
c) erosion and transpiration
d) bedrock composition and climate

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