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A deep well or mine shaft goes through which layer or layers of Earth?
a) crust only b) crust and mantle c) mantle only d) crust, mantle, and outer core
What is the Earth's core mainly composed of?
a) iron and nickel b) iron and coal c) coal and nickel d) iron and steel
How do metamorphic rocks form?
a) heat and pressure change the parent rock into the new form b) layers of sediment are deposited, compacted, and cemented together c) magma cools d) erosion
What kind of rock is formed when volcanic lava cools?
a) igneous b) sedimentary c) metamorphic d) hot
How are extrusive rocks formed?
a) lava cooling on the Earth's surface b) magma cooling below the Earth's surface c) sediment being deposited, compacted and cemented together d) heat and pressure
What evidence do scientists have that show the Earth is very old?
a) all of these b) fossils c) continental drift d) radioactive decay in rocks
What do we call a boundary where 2 tectonic plates come together?
a) convergent b) divergent c) transform d) subduction
What would a scientist need to study to get a measure of the ABSOLUTE age of an object?
a) carbon dating of a sample b) layers of earth (law of superposition) c) earthquake records d) the climate of the area where the object was found
What type of rock is sandstone?
a) sedimentary b) metamorphic c) igneous d) it isn't a rock, it's a mineral
How do geologists determine the classification of a rock?
a) They look at how it formed. b) They look at the color. c) They look for crystals. d) They find its density.
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