EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Geology

Concept #3 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 3 "The scientific method and geology."

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1. The scientific method is the standard used by scientists so that _______.  

2. Using the scientific method, it has been deduced that the Earth is ________ years old .  

3. All of the following are true about the scientific method except ______.  

4. Which of the following explains best the difference between a hypothesis and a theory?  

5. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, scientists used the scientific method to explain the movement of glaciers in Switzerland. Which of the below statements best explains the observation that follows:

The glacier is shown to be flowing in the downhill direction. At the same time, the glacier’s snout (terminus) is shown to be retreating in the uphill direction and the glacier’s ice volume is decreasing.  

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