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The central part of Earth is called the ______________.
a) core
b) crust
c) mantle
d) landform

_______________ is the thick layer of solid and molten rock that surrounds the core.
a) mantle
b) fault
c) magma
d) core

All of Earth's liquid and solid water makes up its ___________________.
a) landform
b) crust
c) mantle
d) hydrosphere

A ____________ is a physical feature on Earth's surface.
a) landform
b) crust
c) fault
d) mantle

Magma is ________________.
a) cold, liquid rock
b) warm rock
c) hot, melted rock
d) cold rock

_____________ a scientifc theory that Earth's crust is made of moving plates.
a) Plate tectonics
b) core
c) mantle
d) magma

__________ are deep cracks in Earth's crust where rocks move in opposite directions.
a) faults
b) crust
c) core
d) magma

When plates collide, one plate can sink under the other. This is called ____________.
a) subduction
b) compression
c) faults
d) core

When plates collide, the force that results is called _____________.
a) compression
b) subduction
c) faults
d) core

The ________________ is the thin layer of solid rock that makes up the outermost layer of Earth.
a) crust
b) mantle
c) magma
d) fault

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