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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. This gives the actual age of a rock
    answer choices
    Absolute Age
    Relative Age
    U-235
    Where magma is released
  • Question 2
    20 seconds
    Q. This type of weathering occurs when rocks weaken then break down due to chemical changes in the composition of the rock.
    answer choices
    mechanical weathering
    chemical weathering
    erosion weathering
    deposition
  • Question 3
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    Q. How is mechanical weathering different from chemical weathering?
    answer choices
    Chemical weathering happens over much shorter time frame than mechanical weathering.
    Chemical weathering changes the chemical composition of rocks; mechanical weathering does not.
    Chemical weathering occurs only in tropical climates; mechanical weathering occurs only in cool climates.
    Chemical weathering occurs only in the mountains; mechanical weathering occurs only on flat land.
  • Question 4
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    Q. Weeds growing into the cracks in a sidewalk and the sidewalk begins to crumble is an example of:
    answer choices
    mechanical weathering
    chemical weathering
  • Question 5
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    Q. A metal statue slowly turning green after years of being outside is an example of:
    answer choices
    mechanical weathering
    chemical weathering
  • Question 6
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    Q. A piece of sandstone changing color (from brown to rusty red) from exposure to water and air is an example of:
    answer choices
    mechanical weathering
    chemical weathering
  • Question 7
    20 seconds
    Q. Rocks along a riverbed that are smoothed from continuously moving water and sediment rubbing against them is an example of:
    answer choices
    mechanical weathering
    chemical weathering
  • Question 8
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    Q. Acid rain wearing away the face of a marble gravestone or statue is an example of?
    answer choices
    mechanical weathering
    chemical weathering
  • Question 9
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    Q. Exposure to rain and oxygen causes the metal minerals in rocks to rust and fall apart.  This is an example of:
    answer choices
    mechanical weathering
    chemical weathering
  • Question 10
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    Q. Lichens (small green plants) growing on a large boulder release enzymes and other acids that slowly break the rock apart. This is an example of:
    answer choices
    mechanical weathering
    chemical weathering
  • Question 11
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    Q. The process by which water, ice, wind or gravity moves weathered rock and soil from one place to another.
    answer choices
    weathering
    erosion
    deposition
    dumptruck
  • Question 12
    120 seconds
    Q. The process of breaking up Earth's surface into sediment is called...
    answer choices
    sediment
    erosion
    weathering
    deposition 
  • Question 13
    120 seconds
    Q. Which of these is an example of erosion
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    Light Shinning onto a mountain
    Rain breaking down rock 
    Wind blowing away sediment
    All of the above
  • Question 14
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    Q. How do plants weather rocks?
    answer choices
    during photosynthesis
    when roots grow into cracks of rocks and expand the rock
    when the plant moves water from the roots to the leaves
    Plants don't weather rocks
  • Question 15
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    Q. Which agents  break down earth materials?
    answer choices
    wind only
    earthquakes and gravity
    ice and 007
    wind, water, and ice
  • Question 16
    60 seconds
    Q. What is an enormous mass of ice moving over land?
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    Ice wedging
    Glacier
    Iceberg
    Dune
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. These are the agents of erosion
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    gravity
    glacier
    wind
    All of the above
  • Question 18
    900 seconds
    Q. The age of a rock layer compared to the other rock layers around it is called
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    Absolute Age
    Relative Age
    Comparative Age
    Layer Age
  • Question 19
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    Q. According to the Law of Superposition, if sedimentary rock layers are deposited in a time sequence, which layer is the oldest layer?
    answer choices
    The layer on top
    The layer on the bottom
    A middle layer
    A layer that crosses other layers
  • Question 20
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    Q. What is Pangaea?
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    The name of a German Scientist
    the name of the supercontinent that existed millions of years ago
    another name for continental drift
    the name of an ancient fossil
  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q. Oceanic crust is ___________ dense and more __________ than continental crust.
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    less, rocky
    more, mafic
  • Question 22
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    Q. ______________________crust is thinner and more dense than ____________ crust.
    answer choices
    bread, pizza
    continental, oceanic
    land, water
    oceanic, continental
  • Question 23
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    Q. This is the place where magma is released
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    continental crust
    mid-ocean ridge
    oceanic trench
    Pangea
  • Question 24
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    Q. This is where the oceanic crust enters the earth's interior.
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    oceanic trench
    mid-ocean ridge
    Pangea
    Glacier
  • Question 25
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    Q. This is the movement of heat in fluids/gases
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    oceanic trench
    absolute age
    asthenosphere
    convection
  • Question 26
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    Q. This is what the oceanic and continental crust lie over
    answer choices
    pangea
    oceanic crust
    asthenosphere
    convection
  • Question 27
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    Q. Plates slide past one another at ____________ boundaries.
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    divergent
    convergent
    transform
    submergent
  • Question 28
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    Q. Plates move towards one another at ______________ boundaries.
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    divergent
    convergent
    transform
    detergent
  • Question 29
    30 seconds
    Q. What kind of plate boundary is shown here?
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    divergent
    convergent
    transform
    subducting
  • Question 30
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    Q. What kind of plate boundary is shown here?
    answer choices
    divergent
    convergent
    transform
    submergent
  • Question 31
    30 seconds
    Q. Volcanoes typically form _______________.
    answer choices
    along plate boundaries
    only under water
    only in hawaii
    where it is usually hot
  • Question 32
    30 seconds
    Q. Plates move away from one another at ___________ boundaries.
    answer choices
    divergent
    convergent
    transorm
    submergent
  • Question 33
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    Q. Earthquakes typically occur _________________.
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    In the middle of tectonic plates
    only in California
    only in the middle of the ocean
    along plate boundaries
  • Question 34
    30 seconds
    Q. What kind of plate boundary is shown here?
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    divergent
    convergent
    transform
    strike slip
  • Question 35
    30 seconds
    Q. The plastic-like layer that is located directly under the lithosphere is known as the ____________.
    answer choices
    lithosphere
    asthenosphere
    atmosphere
    photosphere
  • Question 36
    30 seconds
    Q. Pangea is an example of :
    answer choices
    divergent plate boundary
    convergent plate boundary
    transform plate boundary
  • Question 37
    30 seconds
    Q. As temperature increases, weathering______
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    is cyclic
    increases
    decreases
    stays the same
  • Question 38
    30 seconds
    Q. As precipitation increases, weathering______
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    increases
    decreases
  • Question 39
    30 seconds
    Q. As the surface area of rock increases, weathering ______
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    increases
    decreases
  • Question 40
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    Q. As distance increases away from the mid-ocean ridge, rocks become ________
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    younger
    older
  • Question 41
    30 seconds
    Q. ______________dense magma rises at mid-ocean ridge.
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    Cooler, more
    Hotter, less
  • Question 42
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    Q. What are three types of sediments?
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    silt
    clay
    sand
    all of the above
  • Question 43
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    Q. What are the four processes that change sediment to a sedimentary rock?
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    burial
    deposition
    compaction and cementation
    all of the above
  • Question 44
    30 seconds
    Q. What causes oceanic crust to move?
    answer choices
    gravity
    radiation
    convection in the mantle
    conduction in the mantle
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