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The shorter the interval between the arrival of p and s waves, the closer a city is to an earthquake's ____________
a) aftershock
b) focus
c) epicenter
d) fault line

The type of boundary that destroys crustal material
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) transverse

The type of rock that forms along divergent boundaries, such as the mid oceanic ridge?
a) sedimentary
b) igneous
c) metamorphic
d) all of the above

This type of rock most often contains fossils, limestone is an example
a) sedimentary
b) metamorphic
c) igneous
d) calcite

Cave formation is a result of weathering by ________________, such as when limestone drips form stalagtites
a) wind
b) gravity
c) water
d) ice

Creep, Saltation, and Suspension are types of ____________ erosion
a) ice
b) water
c) gravity
d) wind

Mass wasting, landslides, avalanches, etc. are all caused by what erosive force?
a) gravity
b) ice
c) water
d) wind

Major mineral resources such as copper are often found at convergent subduction zones. What geographic feature is often found here as well:
a) rift valleys
b) mountains
c) volcanic mountains
d) earthquakes

What kind of boundaries are often associated with earthquakes that offset geology
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) metamorphic

Two major things that affect how much sediment can be transported in a stream are:
a) stream velocity and slope
b) stream location and length
c) stream width and distance to the sun
d) stream temperature and rainfall

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