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.

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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Copyright 2010 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated February 8, 2010.