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the type of rock that is made of hardened sediment
a) continental drift
b) sedimentary rock
c) metamorphic rock
d) igneous rock

the type of rock formed when existing rock is exposed to high heat, high pressure or both.
a) erosion
b) sedimentary rock
c) metamorphic rock
d) igneous rock

the continual change of rock from one kind to another
a) fault
b) fossil
c) ice core
d) rock cycle

The age of an event or object in relation to other events or objects
a) oceanic plate
b) absolute age
c) relative age
d) abrasion

In undisturbed rock layers, the layer on the bottom is the oldest rock and the layer on top is the youngest rock (used to determine relative age)
a) abrasion
b) law of superposition
c) erosion
d) deposition

the process that breaks down rock and other substances at Earth's surface
a) weathering
b) abrasion
c) ice wedging
d) deposition

the location where two tectonic plates pull apart (seafloor spreading, mid-ocean ridge)
a) transform boundary
b) continental boundary
c) divergent boundary
d) convergent boundary

the location where two tectonic plates push together (volcanoes, mountains, islands)
a) transform boundary
b) continental boundary
c) divergent boundary
d) convergent boundary

the process by which the continents split apart from a single landmass
a) continental drift
b) ice wedging
c) continental plate
d) sedimentary rock

The actual age in years of an event or object
a) relative age
b) geology
c) abrasion
d) absolute age

the study of Earth
a) fossil
b) fault
c) geology
d) erosion

the process by which water, ice, wind or gravity moves weathered rock and soi
a) depostion
b) erosion
c) abrasion
d) fossil

A cylindrical sample that shows the layers of snow and ice that have built up over the years which is used to study earth's past climate and events
a) erosion
b) geology
c) ice core
d) rock cycle

The break or crack, in Earth's surface along which movement occurs
a) Geology
b) fault
c) fossil
d) abrasion

the type of rock formed when melted rock cools and hardens
a) ice core
b) sedimentary rock
c) metamorphic rock
d) igneous rock

the location where two tectonic plates slide past each other (earthquakes)
a) transform boundary
b) convergent boundary
c) divergent boundary
d) oceanic boundary

preserved remains or traces of an organism
a) fossil
b) trace fossil
c) fault
d) erosion

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