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(Figure 1) Which layer of the Earth contains a solid inner and liquid outer layer?
a) crust
b) mantle
c) moho
d) Core

If "Lithos" means rock in Latin, which layer of the Earth do the tectonic plates float on?
a) moho
b) hydrosphere
c) atmosphere
d) asthenosphere

(Figure 2) The graph shows a sample of feldspar that was analyzed to find what it was made of. If this sample has a mass of 10g, How many grams of oxygen does it contain?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 4
d) 8

(Figure 3) The illustration shows relative velocities in centimeters per year. The arrows show the direction of plate movement. Between what two plates is spreading fastest?
a) Australian and Pacific
b) Antarctic and Pacific
c) Nazca and Pacific
d) Cocos and Pacific

(Figure 4) The "Ring of Fire" is located around the edges of which ocean?
a) Atlantic
b) Pacific
c) Indian
d) Arctic

(Figure 5) Plants and animals become fossilized when they are buried under vast amount s of sediments. What process caused the fossils to appear near the Earth' s surface again?
a) Melting and Cooling
b) Heat and Pressure
c) Uplift
d) Lithification

(Figure 6) Which of the following statements about the graph is not correct.
a) a seismogram measures earthquake magnitude
b) the higher the seismogram, the larger the earthquake
c) earthquakes occur along plate boundaries
d) the smaller the seismogram height, the larger the earthquake

(Figure 7) The epicenter of an earthquake is the point at which an earthquake occurs. Station A is approximately how much closer to the epicenter than station B is?
a) 1,800 km
b) 4,000 km
c) 5,800 km
d) 8,600 km

(Figure 7) According to the seismogram, which waves travel the fastest?
a) P waves
b) S waves
c) P and S waves travel the same speed
d) The graph does not show how fast the waves travel

What is the equation for speed?
a) Speed = Time / Distance
b) Speed = Time X Distance
c) Speed = MC squared
d) Speed = Distance / Time

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