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The order of Earth's layers starting from the surface:
a) inner core, outer core, mantle, crust
b) outer core, inner core, mantle, crust
c) mantle, crust, inner core, outer core
d) crust, mantle, outer core, inner core

Sliding plates cause ____.
a) fires
b) holes
c) earthquakes
d) hurricanes

Plates move because of ____ ________ in the Earth's mantle.
a) tectonic plates
b) convection currents
c) lava erupting
d) moving cores

The inner core of Earth is ____.
a) solid
b) liquid
c) gas
d) lava

The largest layer of Earth's interior is the ____.
a) inner core
b) outer core
c) crust
d) mantle

Which statement best describes how rocks are classified as igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic?
a) Rocks are classified by where they are found.
b) Rocks are classified by how old they are.
c) Rocks are classified by how they were formed.
d) Rocks are classified by their color.

Which can occur in the rock cycle?
a) Sedimentary rock is heated and squeezed to form metamorphic rock.
b) Igneous rock is eroded to form metamorphic rock.
c) Metamorphic rock melts to form sedimentary rock.
d) none of the above

Broken pieces of what types of rock are deposited into layers and cemented together to form sedimentary rock?
a) sedimentary
b) metamorphic
c) igneous
d) any type of rock can become sedimaentary rock

Rocks that are produced when magma or lava cools and hardens are called ____.
a) igneous rocks
b) metamorphic rocks
c) sedimentary rocks
d) all of the above

The word metamorphic means ____.
a) changing form
b) changing color
c) frog-like
d) all of the above

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