GES 101 OL1: Landforms and Soils – Exam 1 Review
Unless you have made other arrangements with me, you should take exam 1 during the
week of Sep 29 – Oct 4, 2002, at the Science Learning Center at any of the following times:
Where: Science Learning Center, Science Building 145
When: Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Although it is not necessary, you may make a reservation to take the exam at the SLC by calling
262-3689. This will ensure that there is a computer available for you when you arrive.
Material Covered: McKnight Text: Chapters 1, 2, 13, 14
Labs 1, 2, 3, 4
The Science Learning Center instructor will provide you with both the hard copy portion of the
exam and the required password to access the WebCT portion of the exam.
The multiple choice and matching sections of the exam are on WebCT. Be sure to ask for
assistance if you are unfamiliar with WebCT or are having any difficulty with the software.
Section 1: Multiple Choice on WebCT (30 points)
There will be 30 multiple choice questions on the exam. As you review, pay particular attention
to the information covered in the chapter outlines (available on the UCCS course web site) and to
the practice quizzes (each chapter’s “Concept Review” on the publisher’s web site). Half the
multiple-choice questions on the test come directly from the practice quizzes.
Section 2: Matching on WebCT (20 points)
There will be 20 definitions on the exam taken from the list of terms below. The hard copy of
the exam will include this exact same list of terms. You will match the appropriate term from the
list provided to each of the 20 definitions on WebCT.
Check my chapter outlines and the glossary (at the back of the text) for the correct definitions.
scale Pangaea pluton
isoline hot spot dike
crust lava sill
Moho pyroclastic flow diastrophism
mantle Ring of Fire monocline
lithosphere shield volcano anticline
asthenosphere composite volcano syncline
magma caldera horst
strata lahar graben
geomorphology batholith rift valley
relief laccolith Richter scale
The Hardcopy Portion of the Exam
Section 3: Diagrams, Graphs, and Maps (50 points)
You should be familiar with and able to interpret and/or construct diagrams, graphs and maps
associated with the topics that were treated in this unit. Completing and understanding the
associated labs is very helpful in preparing for this portion of the exam.
Items to which you should pay particular attention:
1. topographic maps and profiles
a. You should be able to interpret topographic maps.
b. You also should be able to draw a topographic profile from a map.
2. rock classes
a. You should know the 3 major rock classes and generally how each is formed.
b. You should be able to describe the rock cycle using a diagram and words.
3. plate tectonics
a. You should be familiar with the 3 major types of active plate boundaries and their
b. Given a global map of the lithospheric plates (such as p. 407 in your text), you should be
able to identify the type of boundary between specified plates. This means you should
know the symbols used for the 3 different types of boundaries (convergent, divergent,
c. You will NOT be expected to have memorized the names or locations of the different
lithospheric plates nor the type of boundary associated with each plate!
4. tectonic landforms
a. You should know the 3 basic categories of faults and the types of stress and displacement
associated with each.
b. You should be able to identify the landforms associated with fold belts caused by
HOW TO ACCESS WebCT: Use the following user name and password to access your WebCT
account (unless you have already accessed your WebCT account and changed your password):
User Name: 1st initial of your first name and the first 7 letters of your last name
Password: First 8 numerals of your social security number.
If you are concerned about the mechanics of logging on to your account, you can practice
logging on from any computer on campus or at home before going to take the exam. But don’t
worry: if you have any problems with WebCT, the SLC instructors are there to help you!
HOW TO SAVE YOUR ANSWERS in WebCT:
Select and mark the correct answer. Then click “Save answer” after each question;
answers are not actually entered until you save them. In the right-hand column the red dots turn
to green stars to indicate answers have been saved.
After you have answered all the questions, have saved the answers, and are satisfied with
your answers, click “Finish”. If you have failed to answer a question or save an answer, the
program will alert you at this stage and provide an opportunity to go back and complete the
exam. When you are satisfied that you have completed the WebCT portion of the exam, click
“OK”, then “OK” again to the question “Submit Quiz for Grading?”
NOTE: You will be able to access the exam on WebCT only once. Be sure you are satisfied
with your answers before submitting the quiz for grading.
* You will have both the hardcopy portion and the WebCT portion of the exam at the same time,
and you may use both simultaneously to help in answering the questions.*