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Which of the following is NOT a property of rocks?
a) luster
b) hardness
c) color
d) loudness

Which one of the following does NOT cause erosion?
a) wind
b) water
c) ice
d) volcanoes

How are all rocks alike?
a) They are hard and shiny.
b) They are shiny
c) They are man made
d) They are made of one or more minerals.

Large piles of windblown sand are called
a) dunes
b) hills
c) volcanos
d) haystacks

Grass and clover are good at preventing
a) wind erosion
b) water erosion
c) large cows
d) muddy fields

Rock that melts INSIDE the Earth is called
a) magma
b) lava
c) steam
d) core

Rock sections that the Earth's crust is made of are called
a) plates
b) faults
c) sedimentary
d) metamorphic

Volcanoes erupt through openings in the Earth's surface called
a) faults
b) vents
c) valleys
d) earthquakes

A large flat area of land
a) plateau
b) plain
c) hill
d) mountain range

Raised areas of earth's surface that slope down. Not as high as a mountain.
a) plateau
b) plain
c) hill
d) mountain range

A depression of the earth's surface, usually between ranges of hill or mountains.
a) valley
b) plateau
c) peninsula
d) plain

Indentations in the shoreline. Many of these provide harbors for ships.
a) Bays
b) Plains
c) Mountain Ranges
d) Hills

These are much higher than the land around them. They have peaks and can be part of a group called a chain.
a) Bays
b) Plains
c) Mountain Ranges
d) Hills

Land surrounded by water on all sides
a) peninsula
b) plain
c) plateau
d) island

A piece of land surrounded by water on three sides.
a) peninsula
b) plain
c) plateau
d) island

A flat region at high elevation is called a/an
a) peninsula
b) island
c) plateau
d) hill

A body of water that flows in a channel over land is called
a) ocean
b) bay
c) lake
d) river

A large body of water surrounded by land is called
a) ocean
b) bay
c) lake
d) river

Which property of minerals tells how shiny they are?
a) luster
b) hardness
c) color
d) loudness

The breaking apart of rocks is called
a) weathering
b) erosion
c) deposition
d) constitution

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