August 2023 Earth Science Regents Questions 41-50 Question Preview (ID: 62073)

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What is the time at 30° W when it is 7:00 a.m. at 30° E?

a) 1:00 p.m.
b) 7:00 p.m.
c) 3:00 a.m.
d) 11:00 a.m.

Which geologic principle could be used to support the inference that rock layers A through D experienced crustal movement?
a) original horizontality
b) crosscutting relationships
c) superposition
d) contact metamorphism

During the Ordovician Period when layer C was forming, most of the United States was inferred to be located

a) slightly north of the equator
b) slightly south of the equator
c) at the North Pole
d) at the South Pole

The geologic feature represented by letter F is most likely a

a) buried erosional surface
b) contact metamorphic surface
c) meteoritic debris layer
d) volcanic ash layer

Carbon-14 was not used to date the trilobite fossils represented in the cross section because these trilobites

a) were never living organisms
b) were buried too deep
c) lived too long ago
d) became extinct

Which water cycle process releases 2260 joules of heat energy per gram of water?

a) A
b) E
c) F
d) D

Which diagram would most likely represent the height of the water table if processes E and F increased?

a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

Which location is receiving direct rays from the Sun?

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

Equal areas of which type of land surface usually absorb the most insolation and reflect the least insolation?

a) light-colored and smooth
b) light-colored and rough
c) dark-colored and smooth
d) dark-colored and rough

Most of the energy radiated by these land surfaces into space is in the form of

a) gamma rays
b) infrared
c) ultraviolet
d) visible light

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