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The layer of earth that is most dense and has the highest pressure is the:
a) mantle
b) crust
c) inner core
d) outer core

Rocks are made from a mixture of ______________
a) minerals
b) inorganic material
c) both of these
d) none of these

Erosion, deposition, compaction and _____________ are the steps to form a sedimentary rock
a) cooling
b) cementation
c) heat
d) pressure

Which of the following types of rock form from volcanic activity:
a) metamorphic rock
b) sedimentary
c) igneous
d) none of these

Metamorphic rock forms deep underground from ____________ and ____________
a) heat, pressure
b) magma, lava
c) sediments, particles
d) none of these

This type of rock usually forms in layers on the ocean floor:
a) igneous
b) metamorphic
c) sedimentary
d) none of these

Evidence that Alfred Wegener used to support continental drift was:
a) fossils on different continents matched up (Glossopteris, Lystrosauras, Mesosaurus)
b) climate clues such as tropical plants being found in Antarctica
c) rock clues like mountain ranges and glaciers lining up on different continents
d) all of the above

True or False: According to the rock cycle.. any type of rock can become any other type of rock
a) True
b) False
c) Can be true sometimes and false other times
d) none of these

Layer of earth that is broken into moving plates:
a) asthenosphere
b) lithosphere
c) mesosphere
d) stratosphere

Layer of molten material that tectonic plates float on......
a) asthenosphere
b) lithosphere
c) mesosphere
d) stratosphere

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