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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
PHYSICAL SETTING / EARTH SCIENCE - JUNE 2004

PART A

Directions (1-35): For each statement or question, write on the separate answer sheet the number of the word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or answers the question. Some questions may require the use of the Earth Science Reference Tables.

1 The motion of a Foucault pendulum provides evidence of

(1) the Sun’s rotation        (3) Earth’s rotation
(2) the Sun’s revolution     (4) Earth’s revolution

2 Which form of electromagnetic radiation has a wavelength of
1.0 × 10–3 centimeter?

(1) ultraviolet     (3) radio waves
(2) infrared         (4) microwaves

3 The time required for the Moon to show a complete cycle of phases
when viewed from Earth is approximately

(1) 1 day        (3) 1 month
(2) 1 week      (4) 1 year

4 Which planet has an orbital eccentricity most like the orbital eccentricity of the Moon?

(1) Pluto        (3) Mars
(2) Saturn      (4) Mercury

5 On June 21, where will the Sun appear to rise for an observer located in New York State?

(1) due west     (3) north of due east
(2) due east      (4) south of due east

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