Astronomy current events question: Chicxulub crater peak ring

Astronomy 210L, fall semester 2016
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Students are assigned to read online articles on current astronomy events, and take a short current events quiz during the first 10 minutes of lab. (This motivates students to show up promptly to lab, as the time cut-off for the quiz is strictly enforced!)
Alexandra Witze, "Rock Core from Dinosaur-Killing Impact Reveals How Enormous Craters Form" (November 18, 2016)
Rock samples from the Chicxulub crater reveal that the asteroid impact may have __________ granite deep within Earth.
(A) liquified and tossed upwards.
(B) produced diamonds in.
(C) magnetized.
(D) released fossil fuels from.
(E) been the origin of.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 12 students
(B) : 4 students
(C) : 1 student
(D) : 1 student
(E) : 8 students

1 comment:

Patrick M. Len said...

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2017
Student responses (done on the first day of lab, so these students were not assigned to read this article before responding to this current events quiz question)
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 8 students
(B) : 16 students
(C) : 10 students
(D) : 8 students
(E) : 13 students