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A scientist who studies Earth is called a(n)
a) mineralogist b) geologist c) astronomer d) gemologist
Any remains or imprints of living things of the past describes a(n)
a) gem b) ore c) fossil d) rock
How well a mineral resists scratching is called its
a) luster b) cleavage c) hardness d) streak
A chunk of rock from space that strike Earth is a(n)
a) meteorite b) gem c) mineral d) ore
Hot, molten rock deep below Earth's surface is
a) humus b) lava c) deposition d) magma
The nine objects that travel around the Sun and reflect its light are
a) planets b) moons c) solar systems d) meteorites
The rocky surface that makes up the top of the lithosphere is Earth's
a) soil horizon b) hydrosphere c) crust d) rock cycle
A crack in Earth's crust with sides that show evidence of motion is a(n)
a) cleavage b) fault c) deposition d) shear
Any material that helps support life on Earth is called a(n)
a) gem b) ore c) mineral d) resource
The breaking down of rocks into smaller pieces is called
a) pollution b) erosion c) weathering d) deposition
A solid material of Earth's crust with a definite composition is a(n)
a) mineral b) fossil c) volcano d) meteorite
A Rock formed when melted Rock material cools and hardens is
a) Igneous b) metamorphic c) sedimentary d) humus
Earth's water is called the
a) lithosphere b) crust c) atmosphere d) hydrosphere
The tendency of a moving object to keep moving in a straight line is called
a) gravity b) rotation c) inertia d) tilt
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