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Plate Tectonics, Oceans, Etc.

A lunar eclipse is always associated with a full moon, but a solar eclipse is always associated with a ___________ moon.
a) Full moon
b) last quarter moon
c) 1st quarter moon
d) New moon

Which best describes the shape of our galaxy?
a) round like a basketball
b) oval like a football
c) spiral shaped like a pinwheel
d) square like a box

Which layer of the earth is the ONLY liquid layer?
a) crust
b) inner core
c) outer core
d) mantle

Which combination below shows the layers of the earth from LEAST dense to MOST dense
a) inner core, outer core, mantle, crust
b) crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
c) innner core, outer core, mantle, crust
d) mantle, crust, outer core, inner core

Convection currents in the earth's____________ cause the movement of tectonic plates
a) crust
b) inner core
c) outer core
d) mantle

Which of the following alignments demonstrate a solar eclipse:
a) sun moon earth
b) none of these
c) moon earth sun
d) earth sun moon

Salinity is the amount of _____________ dissolved in water.
a) chemicals
b) salts
c) oxygen
d) plant life

Boundaries where tectonics plates move APART are called:
a) convergent boundaries
b) none of the above
c) divergent boundaries
d) transform boundaries

When limestone undergoes intense heat and pressure it becomes marble. What kind of rock is marble?
a) metamorphic
b) can be any of these
c) sedimentary
d) igneous

If you were looking at a series of sedimentary rock layers, where would the OLDEST fossils be found?
a) top
b) bottom
c) sides
d) middle

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