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

16 Which graph correctly represents the three most abundant elements, by mass, in Earth’s crust?

17 The photograph below shows actual crystal sizes in a light-colored
igneous rock that contains several minerals, including potassium feldspar, quartz, and biotite mica.

The rock should be identified as

(1) granite       (3) basalt
(2) gabbro       (4) rhyolite

18 Which weather station model shows the highest relative humidity?

19 The graph below shows the average change in the elevation of a
mountain range over time
.

According to the graph, the rate of uplifting was greater than the rate of erosion during which geologic time period?

(1) Silurian        (3) Carboniferous
(2) Devonian     (4) Permian

20 The photograph below shows an eroded plateau found in the
southwestern United States.

The landscape was developed by the processes of

(1) crustal uplift and stream erosion
(2) crustal uplift and glacial erosion
(3) crustal folding and stream erosion
(4) crustal folding and glacial erosion
 

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