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The repeating cycle of rocks changing from one type to another...
a) rock cycle
b) water cycle
c) carbon cycle
d) nitrogen cycle

Which rock forms in layers?
a) igneous rock
b) metamorphic rock
c) sedimentary rock
d) lava rock

Soil is divided into...
a) 2 soil horizons
b) 3 soil horizons
c) 4 soil horizons
d) 5 soil horizons

The harmful addition of materials to soil, air, or water is called...
a) pollution
b) sludge
c) littering
d) solutions

The remains of ancient organisms found in rock are....
a) amber
b) dinosaur bones
c) skeletons
d) fossils

A unit of time measured in millions of years..
a) decade
b) era
c) millenium
d) century

Wind, moving water, and solar energy are all....
a) alternative energy sources
b) nonrenewable resources
c) fossil fuels
d) all of the above

The way a mineral reflects light is called..
a) mirror
b) luster
c) shininess
d) streak

A layer of gas that surrounds Earth and protects living things from the sun is known as...
a) hydrosphere
b) mantle
c) ozone
d) wind

A solid material in the ground made of elements is known as ....
a) rock
b) carbon
c) soil
d) minerals

What type of rock is produced and formed by the lava from a volcano?
a) sedimentary rock
b) metamorphic rock
c) igneous rock
d) crystal

A type of pollution caused by particles in the air is called
a) fog
b) sediment
c) smog
d) precipitation

Which of the following is a type of fossil fuel?
a) solar
b) biomass
c) anthracite
d) geothermal

Where would the youngest fossil be found?
a) in Antarctica
b) In the topmost layer of soil
c) in the deepest layer of soil
d) in the oldest part of the continent

What is an aquifer?
a) an underground body of water
b) a salty ocean
c) a type of water treatment plant
d) an artificial lake

Which type of rock is formed by heat and pressure?
a) sedimentary
b) igneous
c) metamorphic
d) crystal

Where do people get drinking water from?
a) rivers and lakes
b) groundwater from a well
c) aquifer from a well
d) all of the above

The best soil contains humus and holds water well. Which type of soil is best for growing crops and contains good humus?
a) desert
b) prairie/grassland
c) tundra
d) clay

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