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The apple appears red to us because it reflects red and absorbs all the other colors.
a) True
b) False

A kitten weighs 300 g and measures 20 cm long. This statement would be an example ……….. of a _______________observation
a) Qualitative
b) Quantitative
c) Subjective

The Earth's main source of energy is the
a) Atmosphere
b) Sun
c) Biosphere
d) Sugar

Earth's Lithosphere is broken into separate sections called
a) Plates
b) Faults
c) Trenches
d) Boundaries

A deer getting a drink of water from a pond would show an interaction of which two ………… spheres?
a) The geosphere and biosphere
b) The cryosphere and atmosphere
c) The atmosphere and hydrosphere
d) The biosphere and hydrosphere

The transfer of heat by the movement of a heated fluid is known as
a) Conduction
b) Radiation
c) Convection
d) Energy

Breaks in Earth's crust are known as
a) Valleys
b) Trenches
c) Faults
d) Plates

Tectonic plates are located in what layer?
a) Lithosphere
b) Asthenosphere
c) Mantle
d) Outer Core

Convection currents occur in what layer?
a) Crust
b) Mantle
c) Core
d) Atmosphere

Where two plates come together
a) Convergent
b) DIvergent
c) Transform
d) Fault

Where two plates spread apart
a) Convergent
b) Divergent
c) Transform
d) Fault

Where two plates move past each other in opposite directions
a) Divergent
b) Convergent
c) Fault
d) Transform

The Earth’s inner core is
a) Liquid
b) Gas
c) Solid
d) Candy

Which layer of the Earth is immediately below the atmosphere?
a) Core
b) Mantle
c) Crust
d) Ocean

If one were to travel to the center of the Earth, pressure and temperature would both
a) Decrease
b) Increase
c) Stay the same
d) Be silly

Scientists who study the forces that make and shape the planet Earth are called
a) Biologist
b) Geologist
c) Astronomers
d) Vetenarians

Who first proposed the theory of continental drift?
a) Alfred Wegener
b) Harry Hess
c) Mr. Whitesell
d) Pangea

Bounces sound waves off underwater objects then records the echoes
a) Sonar
b) Infrared
c) Electromagnetic
d) Ping-Pong

Pangea is the super continent that broke apart nearly 225 million years ago
a) True
b) False

Oceanic crust bends downward sinks back into the mantle is known as
a) Convection
b) Subduction
c) Divergent
d) Fault

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