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Base your answers to questions 1 on the drawing below and on your knowledge of Earth science. The drawing represents a swamp-forest environment that existed in North America at the base of the Acadian Mountains during the Carboniferous Period. Organism A lived in this swamp-forest.
At the time represented by this drawing, the region now known as New York State was inferred to be located*
The map below shows the current location of New York State in North America.
Approximately how many million years ago (mya) was this New York State region located at the equator?*
The map below shows the present-day positions of the continents. Points A through D represent locations on Earth’s surface. The location of New York State on the North American continent is indicated.
Which letter best represents the inferred position of the New York State region on Earth at the end of the Devonian Period?*
The X on the map below indicates the region where the state of Washington is located on the present-day North American continent.
During which geologic period was the region of Washington State closest to the equator?*
At the end of which geologic time period were the continents of South America and Africa joined together and entirely located south of the equator?*
Ordovician-age crinoid fossils of tropical marine origin are found in the bedrock of the HudsonMohawk lowlands region of New York State. This provides evidence that New York State was once located at a*
The map below shows the inferred shape of the North American landmass in the past. The location of Florida is labeled.
Which event was occurring on Earth when Florida was located at the equator?*
Labeled lines on the map below show the inferred location of Earth’s equator during the middle of several geologic periods.
Approximately how many million years ago (mya) was the region around current-day Watertown, New York, located the nearest to the equator?*
Which block diagram represents the plate motion that causes the earthquakes that occur along the San Andreas Fault in California?
The Hawaiian Islands were formed as a result of*
Base your answers to questions 11 on the timeline in image provided and on your knowledge of Earth science. The timeline represents the last 600 million years of geologic time. Shaded area A represents the Neogene Period.
Identify the name of one New York State landscape region where the index fossil Phacops may be found in the surface bedrock. *
Base your answers to questions 12 on the passage below.
Mount Manaro Erupts!
Mount Manaro is a volcano on Ambae Island, about 1400 miles northeast of Australia. Ambae Island is located in the South Pacific Ocean at 15° south latitude, 168° east longitude.
After Mount Manaro had erupted in 1995, Ambae Island residents developed an evacuation plan. When Mount Manaro began erupting gas, steam, and ash on November 27, 2005, scientists and residents watched the volcano carefully.
The eruption became more severe on December 9, 2005, when steam and gases rose 1.8 miles up into the air. Rocks and ash began to fall on nearby farms and homes. Thousands of people left their homes, making it the largest evacuation ever on Ambae Island.
On the diagram in the image provided, draw one arrow through point X and one arrow through point Y to indicate the direction of tectonic plate motion near Mount Manaro.