CHICAGO ROCKS! Geology in the City
Review for Exam #1 (February 16, 2010) J. Hemzacek and L. Sanders
For the exam, you should be able to do the following:
w List the requirements for this course.
w Give the names of at least three of your classmates, and tell one thing about each person.
w Give the name of our class' Peer Mentor, and tell what a Peer Mentor contributes to this course.
w After examining a map, describe what pertinent information the map provides and how a geologist might use it.
w Describe the goals of a First-Year Experience course.
w Examine and describe the characteristics of various Earth materials.
w Define the term geologic resource.
w Make a list of ways geologic resources are used in everyday life.
w Describe some characteristics of Earth materials that make them suitable for specific purposes as geologic resources.
w Of the geologic materials you examined in class, tell which can be found in Illinois.
w Explain the meaning of the statement, "If it can't be grown, it must be mined."
w List factors that determine whether, to meet a particular need, we might choose to use a geologic resource found in the local area, or one from elsewhere.
w Describe characteristics exhibited by different kinds of rocks.
w Demonstrate how to integrate notes taken from lecture with notes taken from pre-class reading. An example is given here.
w List the three main types of rocks, and for each, describe the processes that lead to their formation.
w Describe characteristics exhibited by the three main kinds of rocks, and tell how their characteristics relate to how they were formed.
w Describe and demonstrate a method for creating a two-dimensional map that illustrates a three-dimensional geologic landform.
w Define the terms contour and contour interval as they relate to maps.
w Explain what a topographic map illustrates.
w Explain the difference between profile view and map view.
w Create a list of characteristics that will enable you to recognize samples of each of the three different types of rocks next time you see them.
w Demonstrate that you can use the NEIU catalog to
find requirements for graduation and requirements for a specific major.
w Explain the term course prerequisite, and demonstrate that you can determine the prerequisites for any given course.
w Using a USGS topographic map,
locate various landforms, measure distances, and determine directions.
w Name this person and explain the role they play in our course:
|Section 01||Section 02|
w Define the following terms, and where appropriate, describe their importance in Chicagoland geology:
ú magma ú sediment
ú volcanic ú cement
ú weathering ú metamorphism
w Review chapters 1, 3, 5, 6, 9-11, and 15-17 in the CSS book.