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How do fossils form?
a) living things die and their remains are buried by sediments
b) the hard parts of an organism dry out in the air
c) the soft parts of an organism change to stone
d) freezing preserves the remains of an organism

The process by which natural forces move weathered rock and soil from one place to another is called
a) soil conservation
b) deposition
c) abrasion
d) erosion

Landslides, mudflows, slump, and creep are all examples of
a) mechanical weathering
b) runoff
c) mass movement
d) soil formation

The energy that produces ocean waves comes from
a) the rise and fall of the tides
b) rivers flowing into the ocean
c) wind blowing across the water's surface
d) rock falling into the ocean along the shore

The amount of runoff in an area depends on which of the following factors?
a) vegetation, rain, and soil type
b) climate, the number of rivers nearby, and the amount of erosion
c) deposition, tributaries, and the extent of the floodplain
d) the slope of the land, the amount of snowfall, and the latitude

A mineral is inorganic, which means that it contains
a) compounds
b) materials made by humans
c) parts of living things
d) no materials that were once part of living things

Where does most metamorphic rock form?
a) at the surface
b) just below the surface
c) in ocean waters
d) deep underground

Igneous rock that formed from lava that erupted onto Earth's surface is called
a) extrusive rock
b) intrusive rock
c) clastic rock
d) sedimentary rock

The most abundant intrusive rock in the continental crust is
a) slate
b) granite
c) flint
d) quartzite

What is the correct order (starting from the surface) of Earth's layers?
a) crust, outer core, inner core, mantle
b) mantle, outer core, inner core, crust
c) crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
d) outer core, inner core, crust, mantle

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