Earth Science - January 2011

Part B–1

Base your answers to questions 36 and 37 on the diagram below, which shows the results of three different physical tests, A, B, and C, that were performed on a mineral.

36 Which mineral was tested?

(1) amphibole    (3) galena
(2) quartz          (4) graphite

37 The luster of this mineral could be determined by

(1) using an electronic balance
(2) using a graduated cylinder
(3) observing how light reflects from the surface of the mineral
(4) observing what happens when acid is placed on the mineral

Base your answers to questions 38 through 42 on the two maps of Australia below. Map I shows Australia’s major landscape regions. Letters A through H represent locations in Australia. Map II shows Australia’s general climate regions.

38 Location B is in a landscape region that has

(1) high elevations and deformed bedrock
(2) high elevations and horizontal bedrock
(3) low elevations and deformed bedrock
(4) low elevations and horizontal bedrock

39 On which day will the noon Sun be directly overhead at location C?

(1) March 21    (3) September 23
(2) June 21      (4) December 21

40 The greatest yearly temperature range was most likely recorded at location

(1) A    (3) C
(2) B    (4) D

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