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Which of these is not a type of a major oil trap?

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Seismic. There are two kinds of seismic waves: body waves and surface waves.

What is the very bottom soil horizon called?

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Bedrock. A geologic map shows the distribution of various rock types in the bedrock.

Although beaches can be comprised of any particle, the majority of them consist of what?

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Quartz. Many beaches claim to be the worlds longest including 90 Mile Beach in Australia and Long Beach, Washington.

What is the natural sonar that some animals use called?

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Echolocation. Echolation, similar to radar, bounces sound waves off objects in order to locate them.

What 300+ island Pacific archipelago was formed entirely from volcanoes?

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Aleutian Islands. The Aleutian Islands were the site of several battles in WWII.

Which kingdom of living creatures has the most complex members?

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Animal. Humans have the most complex and most highly developed brains in the animal kingdom.

Which planet in our solar system is fifth from the Sun?

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Jupiter. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system.

Clomiphene, introduced in 1967 to increase fertility, also resulted in what?

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Increase In Multiple Births. Clomiphene is used to induce ovulation in women who do not produce eggs.

Which planet in our solar system has the highest average surface temperature?

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Venus. The surface of Venus is rocky, dusty and waterless.

Who invented the first engine-powered airplane?

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The Wright Brothers. Orville and Wilbur Wright were self-taught engineers.

Which of the following is made from nervous tissue?

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Spinal Cord. There are more than 1 billion neurons in the human spinal cord.

What is the anti-matter equivalent of an electron?

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Positron. A positron is an electron with an opposite, positive charge, which is what makes it anti-matter.

Coral, the largest component of reefs, is most like what type of organism?

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Animal. Coral gets most of its energy from photosynthetic unicellular algae.

What igneous formation is usually seen in the core of folded mountains?

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Batholith. A batholith is a big bubble that pushes the layers of rock on top of it upwards.

In what year was Project Mohole proposed?

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1957. Project Mohole was an attempt to drill through the Earth's crust.

Which one of the original 7 astronauts sported the middle name of Herschel?

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John Glenn. Alan B., Virgil I., and Malcolm Scott just don't have the Herschel as John did.

What word means "the shakes that come after the earthquakes"?

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Aftershocks. If an aftershock is greater than the earthquake, the earthquake is deemed a "foreshock".

What navigational instruments measure the angle of a star to the horizon?

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Sextants. Aircrafts sextants are no longer used and no longer produced.

How long does it take for the Earth to rotate around completely on its axis?

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24 Hours. The annual mean solar day contains 86,400 mean solar seconds.

What periods of the Earth's history had glaciers covering a lot of the Earth?

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Ice Ages. Animals of the Ice Age included saber-toothed cats, giant ground sloths, mastodons and mammoths.

 

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