Levin, Chapter 13

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  1. As Pangea broke up, what was the position of the Tethys Sea?
    It covered the South Pole around Antarctica.
    It ran east-west along the equator.
    It ran east-west between Australia and India.
    It ran north-south between Africa and Australia.
    It ran north-south between the Old World and New World continents.

  2. What modern sea is a remnant of the Tethys?
    Arabian Sea
    Baltic Sea
    Mediterranean Sea
    North Sea
    Red Sea

  3. What two land masses collided in the Sonoma Orogeny?
    Eastern North America and an island arc
    Eastern North America and Baltica
    Southern North America and South America
    Western North America and an island arc
    Western North America and Siberia

  4. Which state is made almost entirely of accreted or exotic terranes?
    Alaska
    Arizona
    California
    Florida
    Massachusetts

  5. During which geologic period did a major seaway cover central North America?
    Cretaceous
    Jurassic
    Quaternary
    Tertiary
    Triassic

  6. Which post-Paleozoic period has produced extensive coal deposits in the western United States?
    Cretaceous
    Jurassic
    Quaternary
    Tertiary
    Triassic

  7. Which geologic period is famous for its redbeds?
    Cretaceous
    Jurassic
    Mississippian
    Permian
    Triassic

  8. Which geologic period is famous for its chalk deposits?
    Cretaceous
    Jurassic
    Mississippian
    Permian
    Triassic

  9. What is chalk made of?
    Blue-green algae
    Clay
    Coccolithophorids
    Diatoms
    Sand

  10. Match each Mesozoic formation with the geologic period in which it formed.
    Formation Period
    Chinle
    Moenkopi
    Morrison
    Navajo
    Niobrara
    Pierre
    Cretaceous
    Jurassic
    Triassic

  11. Match each Mesozoic formation with its key characteristic.
    Formation Characteristic
    Chinle
    Moenkopi
    Morrison
    Navajo
    Niobrara
    Pierre
    Black shale
    Chalk
    Dinosaur bones
    Petrified wood
    Redbeds
    Windblown sand

  12. What is the age order of orogenies in the western United States from oldest to youngest?
    Laramide, Nevadan, Sevier, Sonoma
    Laramide, Sevier, Nevadan, Sonoma
    Sevier, Sonoma, Nevadan, Laramide
    Sonoma, Nevadan, Laramide, Sevier
    Sonoma, Nevadan, Sevier, Laramide

  13. In what relative locations did the orogenies in the western United States take place from west to east?
    Laramide, Nevadan, Sevier, Sonoma
    Laramide, Sevier, Nevadan, Sonoma
    Sevier, Sonoma, Nevadan, Laramide
    Sonoma, Nevadan, Laramide, Sevier
    Sonoma, Nevadan, Sevier, Laramide

  14. Which event(s) involved the collision of many microcontinents with North America?
    Laramide Orogeny
    Nevadan Orogeny
    Sevier Orogeny
    Sonoma Orogeny
    All of the above

  15. What features were formed in the Laramide Orogeny?
    Deep basins
    Domes and monoclinal folds
    Large granitic plutons
    Normal faults
    Reverse faults

  16. What features were formed in the Nevadan Orogeny?
    Deep basins
    Domes and monoclinal folds
    Large granitic plutons
    Normal faults
    Reverse faults

  17. What features were formed in the Sevier Orogeny?
    Deep basins
    Domes and monoclinal folds
    Large granitic plutons
    Normal faults
    Reverse faults

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