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A mineral containing a useful substance is called a(n)
a) gem
b) ore
c) igneneous rock
d) diamond

Bends or S-shapes along rivers are called
a) Lakes
b) tributaries
c) Meanders
d) rivers

Peices of material carried by moving water are called
a) Sediment
b) fossils
c) magma
d) rock cycle

A rock from space that strikes a surface is a(n)
a) Metamorphic rock
b) crystal
c) gem
d) Meteroite

An igneous rock is
a) A rock formed when melted rock material cools and hardens
b) A rock formed when bits of matter form together
c) A rock formed when other living things put an imprint in it
d) A rock formed when heat and pressure is applied

Magma comes from
a) weathering
b) Rivers and streams
c) Hot molten rock deep below the Earth's surface
d) pieces of material flowing carried away by moving water

The many layers of gases that surround the earth is its
a) Crust
b) Lithosphere
c) Hydrosphere
d) Atmoshphere

Sedimentary rock is formed when
a) Hot molten rock cools and hardens
b) Bits of matter join together
c) Heat and pressure is applied
d) there is a thick layer of decayed plant matter below the soil

A mineral that is valued for being rare and beautiful is a(n)
a) Quartz
b) diamond
c) gem
d) limestone

The hard outer layer of earth is its
a) Atmosphere
b) Lithosphere
c) Hydrosphere
d) Crust

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