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Which type of surface bedrock is most commonly found in the Utica, New York area?*
Base your answers to questions 2 on the graph below and on your knowledge of Earth science. The graph shows the observed water levels, in feet (ft), for a tide gauge located at Montauk, New York, on the easternmost end of Long Island, from January 24, 2008 to noon on January 25, 2008.
What is the approximate latitude and longitude of the tide gauge?*
Base your answers to questions 3 on the map below and on your knowledge of Earth science. The map shows the locations of major watersheds in New York State. Letters A through K represent individual watersheds.
In which major watershed is the Susquehanna River located?*
The map below shows the locations of some oil and gas fields in New York State.
Which type of bedrock contains these oil and gas deposits?*
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 map below shows the average annual snowfall, in inches, for western New York State.
According to the map, which of these cities receives the greatest average annual snowfall?*
Sedimentary rock layers that were deposited between 488 million and 444 million years ago are found on the surface at which two New York State locations?*
Which two cities are located in the Interior Lowlands?*
What is the approximate altitude of Polaris when viewed from New York City?*
The surface bedrock of Mt. Marcy, New York, is composed primarily of which rock?*
Which New York State landscape region is composed of mostly horizontal sedimentary bedrock and has a high elevation?*
Base your answers to questions 12 on the calendar and data table below. The calendar shows the month of February 2007, indicating the dates when some lunar phases occurred. February 24 lists only the name of the Moon phase that occurred on that day. The data table shows the highest and lowest tides (in feet) recorded for the Hudson River at Kingston, New York, over a 2-day period in February 2007.
Determine the altitude of Polaris at Kingston, New York, to the nearest degree. 
Base your answers to questions 13 on the map in image provided and on your knowledge of Earth science. The map shows surface air temperatures for some locations in the United States on a day in November. The 20°F, 30°F, 40°F, and 70°F isotherms are shown. Points A, W, X, Y, and Z represent locations on Earth’s surface. The air temperature at location A is shown.
Identify the air temperature at Watertown, New York. 
Base your answers to questions 14 on the partial geologic map in image provided and on your knowledge of Earth science. The map shows the geographical distribution of most of the Devonian-age surface bedrock in New York State.
On the map in the image provided, place an X at a location where the gastropod fossil Platyceras might be found in the surface bedrock. 
Base your answers to questions 15 on the diagram below and on your knowledge of Earth science. The diagram represents a time-exposure photograph taken by aiming a camera at Polaris in the night sky and leaving the shutter open for a period of time to record star trails. The angular arcs (star trails) show the apparent motions of some stars.
Record, to the nearest whole degree, the altitude of Polaris when it is viewed from the top of New York State’s Mt. Marcy.