Astronomy current events question: analysis of martian meteorites

Astronomy 210L, fall semester 2017
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!)
University of Glasgow news release, "New Research Uncovers 90 Million Years of History of Martian Volcano" (October 4, 2017)
Analysis of meteorites found on Earth released from impacts on Mars' surface provide a timeline of __________ in Mars' past.
(A) volcanic eruptions.
(B) plate tectonics.
(C) mineral-rich oceans.
(D) weather patterns.
(E) a temporary atmosphere.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 35 students
(B) : 2 students
(C) : 7 students
(D) : 1 student
(E) : 2 students

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