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

6 Which statement best describes sediments deposited by glaciers
and rivers?

(1) Glacial deposits and river deposits are both sorted.
(2) Glacial deposits are sorted, and river deposits are unsorted.
(3) Glacial deposits are unsorted, and river deposits are sorted.
(4) Glacial deposits and river deposits are both

7 The diagram below shows four different chemical materials escaping from the interior of early Earth.

Which material contributed least to the early composition of the atmosphere?

(1) SiO2      (3) N2
(2) H2O      (4) CO2

8 The diagram below shows a fossil found in the surface bedrock of
New York State.

Which other fossil is most likely to be found in the same age bedrock?

(1) Phacops      (3) Coelophysis
(2) condor        (4) Tetragraptus

9 Soil composed of which particle size usually has the greatest capillarity?

(1) silt              (3) coarse sand
(2) fine sand     (4) pebbles

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