CHICAGO ROCKS!  Geology in the City
ESCI 109
Spring 2010


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.

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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:

  geologic resource           lava
magma                             sediment
volcanic                            cement
weathering                       metamorphism

w  Review chapters 1, 3, 5, 6, 9-11, and 15-17 in the CSS book.

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