PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
STUDY GUIDE
EXAM 3

 

Read Chapters 13,14,& 15

Study all vocabulary terms

Additional Hints :

  • What are mid-ocean ridges and what occurs there?
  • How do igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks form?
  • Be able to categorize all the rocks discussed in class.
  • Define the term mass movement and know some examples.
  • Know the characteristics if normal, reverse, thrust, and strike-slip faults.
  • Know some examples of plutonic features.
  • What volcanoes make up the core of the Hawaiian Islands?
  • How did Crater Lake form and what is a caldera?
  • Know the order of events of how the earth and life formed according to the scientific¬†community.
  • What are horsts and grabens?
  • What are the two basic categories of weathering?
  • Understand root wedging, frost wedging, and exfoliation.
  • What causes exfoliation?
  • What is solifluction?
  • What is the Mercalli Scale used for?
  • What are anticlines and synclines?
  • What are some lines of evidence used to support the Theory of Plate Tectonics?
  • Understand the Richter Scale?
  • What is the Moho?
  • How do island -arc chains form?
  • Understand the term half-life.
  • What kind of faults produce fault scarps with the most vertical relief?
  • How are the Hawaiian Islands forming?
  • What kind of a plate boundary is represented by the San Andreas Fault?
  • What is creep?
  • What determines the rate of mass movements?
  • How do rift valleys form?
  • How are the Himalayas forming?
  • How is the distance from the epicenter to a seismograph station determined?
  • Can faults occur in the same general area as folding?
  • Along what kind of plate boundaries is volcanic activity the most prevalent?
  • Define the term tsunami and understand how they form.
  • You will have two problems (cross sections) with respect to relative dating.

ESSAY

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