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Self Test on Knowledge Associated With Worldview Theme #4

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. Which of the following words or phrases is linked to "helps explains variety of geological processes"? 

1) cosmic distance   2) lithosphere      3)evolution    

4) plate tectonics           5)  natural selection 

2. The statement "Your body contains atoms once inside ancient stars" is linked to  1) relativity theory   2) cosmic recycling   3) dark matter

4) space-time continuum   5) extra-terrestrial life

3. A word or phrase that means more or less the same as evolution is 

1) mutation         2) ongoing process of change      3) continental drift  

4) natural selection       5) teleology 

4.  A word or phrase meaning the opposite of wholism is 

1) evolution          2) induction          3) reductionism     

4) extending human senses               5) cosmic ecology

5. Which of the following associations is wrong?

1) hydrosphere / liquid water                2) atmosphere / gases

3) induction / a "top down" approach

4)  macroeconomics /  broad economic aggregates

5) solar system / inside Milky Way Galaxy

6.  All of the following words might be used to describe someone for whom this Global Vision worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview except which ? 

1) depth not breadth        2)  lumper      3) globally educated                         

4) whole systems oriented       5)  aware of global interdependencies 

7.  Which of the following best describes someone for whom this Global Vision worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview ?   

1) is a specialist           2) realizes Earth is 4.5 million years old    

3) can't accept evolution

4) has a worldview confined to center of space vs. time plot                                     

5) has overcome the illusion of central position 

8. Which of the following associations is wrong?

1) astronomy / a science  

2) Big Bang / happened 14 billion years ago

3) dark matter + dark energy / all but 4% of universe

4) relative dating of geologic time / relativity theory

5) continental drift / rate of fingernail growth

9.  The phrase “light year” might be part of the description of which of the terms below? 

1) cosmic distance scale     2) geological time scale     3) prehistoric times

4) hyperspace                      5) space vs. time plot

10. Which of the following words or phrases is linked to higher dimensions?        

1) cosmic distance scale     2) plate tectonics     

3) geological time scale                   

4) natural selection              5) hyperspace

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