Peralta Community College District
Berkeley City College
Rita Haberlin, Instructor
Study Suggestions for EARTH'S INTERNAL PROCESSES - MIDTERM TWO
Tentative Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Regular Class Time
Class Code 21621, Meets Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Room 421
Coverage: Earth's Internal Processes
Web Learning Modules:
Climate Regions and Climate Change, Earth's Interior and The Rock Cycle,
Plate Tectonics, Mountain Building,
Earthquakes and Seismology, Igneous Activity and Volcanoes
Textbook: Elemental Geosystems,
Christopherson, 7th Edition: Chapters 7, 8, 9
Study Guide: Review objectives and diagrams in your Study Guide: Earth's Internal Processes
Format: There will be about 35 multiple-choice questions, a choice of modified true-false questions, a map question, and some short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions will be selected from the following topics:
CLIMATE REGIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
What is the characteristic rainfall pattern in the Mediterranean Climate (California). Why does this pattern occur? Which parts of California are wettest and driest? Why?
What are the five principal climate groups of the Köppen system (A, B, C, D, and E) and what are the criteria used to define each group? Locate these regions on a world map.
Explain the causes and potential consequences of climate change.
Describe the likely impact of global warming upon California.
Analyze diagrams showing the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere and of global temperature changes.
Explain global dimming.
EARTH'S INTERNAL PROCESSES
Be able to label a diagram of the rock cycle showing the geologic processes and the main rock groups.
Describe the hypotheses of continental drift and sea-floor spreading, the names of their proponents, and the evidence that supported these hypotheses.
Describe the kinds of geologic activity that occur at divergent, ocean-ocean convergent, ocean-continent convergent, continent-continent convergent, and transform fault plate boundaries.
Identify locations where you find these kinds of plate boundaries.
Identify examples of volcanic hot spots.
Be able to recognize plate boundaries from diagrams showing cross-sections of the plate boundary.
Define an earthquake and the kinds of seismic waves that it produces.
Identify the causes of earthquakes and their hazards.
Relate the pattern of earthquake epicenters to plate tectonic boundaries.
Locate specific examples of flood basalts, composite, shield, and cinder cone volcanoes.
Describe the various ways in which mountains are built.
Recognize specific examples of fold mountain, fault-block mountains, granitic batholiths, and complex mountains.
Identify diagrams of geologic structures shown in the study guide.
Know the movement of strike-slip, normal, and reverse faults, and the names of various structures produced by faults.
Locate the San Andreas Fault and its significance in California.
Be able to identify specific examples of geologic landforms in the United States and label a map of California’s Geomorphic Regions like the one in your Study Guide.
Review the website practice quizzes, particularly those that use diagrams.
Suggested Topics for Modified True-False and Open-Ended Questions:
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