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How long does it take Earth to rotate one time on its axis
a) 1 day b) 1 week c) 1 month d) 1 year
What is the name for the organic matter found in soil?
a) humus b) igneous rock c) sedimentary rock d) topsoil
Which soil layer is used for growing crops?
a) the bedrock b) the weathered rock c) the subsoil d) the topsoil
Why is Venus sometimes called Earth's twin?
a) venus's air has the same gases b) venus is about the same size and density as Earth c) venus was born at the same time d) venus rotates in the same direction
What is it called when wind blows sand and silt against exposed rock, eventually wearing away the rock's surface?
a) erosion b) oxidation c) chemical weathering d) abrasion
During the rock cycle, what forms when magma cools?
a) sedimentary rock b) igneous rock c) metamorphic rock d) foliated rock
Most earthquakes occur along the edges of
a) seismic gaps b) wave boundaries c) tectonic plates d) epicenters
Which of the following describes the process by which sediment drops and comes to rest?
a) cementation b) erosion c) melting d) deposition
What happens at mid-ocean ridges?
a) earthquakes b) sea-floor spreading c) faults d) magnetic reversals
The waves of energy from earthquakes that travel through Earth are called
a) gap waves b) transform waves c) seismic waves d) earthquake waves
The inner planets are also called
a) gas giants b) dwarf planets c) terrestrial planets d) wanderers
Which layer of the Earth is the MOST dense?
a) the crust b) the mantle c) the outer core d) the inner core
Which of these Earth layers is the thinnest?
a) the crust b) the mantle c) the outer core d) the inner core
Which represents information that gained as a result of space exploration?
a) weather and climate patterns that occur on Earth b) existence of the sun and the moon in the solar system c) how to use coal and natural gas as energy sources d) location of plates found upon Earth's suface
Why does Earth have different seasons?
a) because of the distance between Earth and sun b) because of the speed of Earth as it rotates on its axis c) because of the amount of light blocked by the moon on its axis d) because of the tilt of the Earth on its axis as it moves around the sun
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