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When solid fragments of inorganic or organic material that come from the weathering of rock are carried and deposited by wind, water, or ice.
a) deposition
b) erosion
c) weathering
d) metamorphosis

A large fracture in rock along which movement occurs. (p. 293)
a) fault
b) crack
c) ring of fire
d) earthquake

An area in the Pacific where volcanoes and earthquakes are common plate boundaries.
a) Ring of Fire
b) subduction zone
c) crustal deformation
d) Mt. Saint Helens

What evidence proved that South America, Africa, India, and Australia were once covered by glaciers?
a) Enormous valleys formed by glaciers
b) Glacier deposits and rock surfaces scarred by glaciers
c) Leftover portions of glaciers
d) Cold climates

The youngest rocks on the ocean floor are located ____.
a) Near continents
b) At mid-ocean ridges
c) Far from mid-ocean ridges
d) Near Asia

The thinnest layer of Earth's is the _________.
a) crust
b) mantle
c) inner core
d) outer core

A type of rock made from pieces of other rocks, dissolved minerals, or plant and animal matter that collect to form rock layers. (p. 269)
a) sedimentary
b) metamorphic
c) obsidian
d) igneous

Natural mechanical or chemical process that causes rocks to change by breaking them down and causing them to crumble. (p. 316)
a) weathering
b) erosion
c) deposition
d) rock cycle

Metamorphic rocks are the result of
a) heat
b) deposition
c) both heat and pressure
d) pressure

The process of the break down and transport of rocks
a) erosion
b) weathering
c) deposition
d) metamorphosis

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