SCI 100 SNHU WEEK 1 QUIZ (ALL CORRECT)

SCI 100 WEEK 1 QUIZ



1. What is the primary branch of the natural sciences discussed in the article?

Question options:

  Biology

  Earth science 

  Physics

  Chemistry



2. What types of scientists work together to address the volcanic activity described in this article?

Question options: 

Geologists 

Vulcanologists 

Meteorologists 

All of the above



3. Scientists from other major branches of the natural sciences could be asked to collaborate with the earth scientists identified in the article. What are examples of the other major branches of the natural sciences that could work with the earth scientists to research the Icelandic volcano and the potential impact of an eruption?

Question options:

  Physics

  Chemistry

  Biology

  All of the above 



4. Identify other types of scientists that you might reasonably expect to see working together to address scientific questions such as that posed by Iceland's volcanic activity.

Question options:

  Atmospheric physicists

  Biochemists

  Glaciologists

  Astronomers

  a, b, and c only 



5. Alfred Wegener noticed that Africa and South America seemed to fit together. What part of the scientific method does this correlate with?

Question options:

  Observation  

  Experimentation

  Asking a question

       Forming a hypothesis




6. Which of the following supports Wegener's theory of plate tectonics? 

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Fossils of the Mesosaurus found in Africa and South America 

History of earthquake activity and its impact on continental drift

Evidence of glacier movement in regions of South America

Africa has land mass on both the equator and the prime meridian



7. Place the following items in the correct order based on what you have learned about the steps of the scientific method.

____ Wegener proposed that all the continents were joined as a supercontinent.

____ Wegener observed that Africa and South America appeared to "fit" together.

____ Wegener questioned how it was possible that the continents were once joined.

____ Wegener found evidence to support that the continents were once joined.



8.  Another name for an "educated guess" in science would be a __.

Question options:

  theory

  law

  principle

  Hypothesis   



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