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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
PHYSICAL SETTING / EARTH SCIENCE - JANUARY 2003

 11 In which direction do surface winds around low-pressure centers in the Northern Hemisphere generally move?

(1) counterclockwise, toward the center of the low
(2) clockwise, toward the center of the low
(3) counterclockwise, away from the center of the low
(4) clockwise, away from the center of the low

12 The profile below shows the average diameter of sediment that was sorted and deposited in specific areas A, B, C, and D by a stream entering an ocean.

As compaction and cementation of these sediments eventually occur,
which area will become siltstone?

(1) A     (3) C
(2) B     (4) D

13 The sequence of diagrams below represents the gradual geologic changes in layer X, located just below

Which type of sedimentary rock was formed at layer X?

(1) conglomerate    (3) rock salt
(2) shale                  (4) coal

14 Most water vapor enters the atmosphere by the processes of

(1) convection and radiation
(2) condensation and precipitation
(3) evaporation and transpiration
(4) erosion and conduction

15 Glaciers often form parallel scratches and grooves in bedrock because glaciers

(1) deposit sediment in unsorted piles
(2) deposit rounded sand in V-shaped valleys
(3) continually melt and refreeze
(4) drag loose rocks over Earth’s surface

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