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Starting from the center, the four major Earth layers are
a) crust, outer core, outer core, mantle b) outer core, inner core, mantle, crust c) crust, mantle, outer core, inner core d) inner core, outer core, mantle, crust
The lithosphere is
a) another name for the crust b) upposr most solid portion of the mantle c) upper most solid portion of the mantle and the crust d) liquid layer that the crust floats on
According to the rock cyle ____________ rocks form when accumulated organic and inorganic particles are pressed together
a) sedimentary b) igneous c) metamorphic d) all the answers are correct
Archimedes Principle relates to the structure of the Earth because scientists theroize that the lithosphere floats on the asthenosphere
a) true b) false c) d)
Isostatic equillibrium is the balance between the weight of the land and the weight of water that keeps the continents from sinking into the oceans
a) true b) false c) d)
When isostatic equillibrium becomes disrupted, landmasses will restore the balance by
a) rising or falling along a fault b) shifting the level of the ocean c) create a volcano d)
The theory of continental drift says that
a) all the continenets were once one continent that broke up and drifted apart over hundreds of millions of years b) the continents have always been separate but may one day drift together to from a single continent c) d)
Pangea is the theorized
a) original northern continenet b) single sea hundreds of million of years ago c) single continent hundreds of millions of years ago d) original southern continenet
Panthalassa is the theorized
a) orignal northern sea b) orignal southern sea c) single continent hundreds of millions of years ago d) single sea that surrounded pangea
Evidence Wegener used to suppport the theory of continental drift included
a) shape of continents, discovery of coal in Antarctica and distribution of fossils b) shape of continents, nature abhors a vacuum and distribution of fossils c) similar cultures, discovery of coal in North America and distribution of fossils d)
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