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The force that stretches or pulls apart the crust
a) compression b) shear c) tension d) fault
The force that squeezes or pushes together the crust.
a) compression b) tension c) shear d) fault
The force that twists, tears, or pushes one part of the crust past another
a) compression b) tension c) fault d) shear
Mountains made of crumpled and folded layers of rock are called this.
a) fault block mountains b) fold mountains c) plateaus d) valleys
Blocks of crust moving along a fault can form these
a) fold mountains b) valleys c) fault block mountains d) plateaus
A crack in Earth's crust whose sides show evidence of motion
a) fault b) magma c) deposition d) meteorite
a scientist who studies rocks to tell how they formed and to predict when an earthquake may occur
a) biologist b) botonist c) geologist d) astrologist
hot, molten rock, deep below Earth's surface
a) lava b) fault c) erosion d) magma
magma that reaches Earth's surface
a) magma b) lava c) weathering d) shear
breaking down rocks into smaller pieces
a) erosion b) deposition c) compression d) weathering
the picking up and carrying away of pieces of rock
a) erosion b) deposition c) weathering d) tension
the dropping off of bits of eroded rock
a) weathering b) erosion c) deposition d) shear
a chunk of rock from space that strikes the surface of Earth or the Moon
a) fault b) meteorite c) magma d) lava
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