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What occurs when minerals break unevenly along curved or irregular surfaces?
a) streak
b) fracture
c) luster
d) cleavage

What is the color of a mineral in powdered form called?
a) fracture
b) liquid
c) gas
d) streak

What is a solid mixture of one or more minerals and organic matter called?
a) sediment
b) sand
c) rock
d) magma

What is the process called that forms new rock from old rock?
a) the erosion cycle
b) the rock cycle
c) the water cycle
d) the carbon cycle

What is the process in which water, wind, ice, and heat break down rock called?
a) cementation
b) metamorphism
c) solidification
d) weathering

What moves sediment from one place to another?
a) deposition
b) weathering
c) erosion
d) uplift

Which of the following is NOT a type of tectonic plate boundary?
a) convergent boundary
b) divergent boundary
c) transform boundary
d) fault-block boundary

The three ways that tectonic plates can move relative to each other are
a) drift, separate, and slide.
b) drift, separate, and slide.
c) collide, fuse, and slide.
d) collide, separate, and slide.

What causes seismic waves?
a) winds
b) an earthquake
c) magnetic reversal
d) rain

What are large pieces of lithosphere that move on top of the asthenosphere called?
a) mantle pieces
b) crust plates
c) tectonic plates
d) puzzle pieces

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