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What most likely happens to soil when crops are not rotated from year to year?
a) The soil nutrients are depleted.
b) The soil fertility increases.
c) The soil becomes more porous.
d) The soil erodes less rapidly.

The composition of the Earth's surface ________
a) Contains more land than water
b) Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is land
c) One-fourth of the Earth's surface is water
d) Contains more water than land

What causes the movement of tectonic plates?
a) Gravitational pull between the Earth and Moon.
b) Convection occurring beneath Earth's crust.
c) Energy produced by earthquakes.
d) Rotation of liquid rock within the core.

What is the most prominent land formed by the convergence of the Indo-Australian and Eurasian plates?
a) Himalaya Mountains
b) China
c) Australia
d) Ural Mountains

What does it mean if soil is permeable?
a) Water cannot flow through it
b) Water can easily flow through it
c) It contains many minerals
d) It contains few minerals

Which is considered a property of soil?
a) streak
b) fracture
c) luster
d) texture

Which most likely happens when two continental plates are pushed into one another?
a) The plates will form a mountain
b) The plates will stop moving
c) The plates will form a trench
d) The plates will break into pieces

Crystals can develop over time due to the changing composition of rocks. Rocks can also change in other ways. Due to pressure and heat. These types of rocks are called?
a) Igneous
b) Metamorphic
c) Sedimentary
d) Rock Cycle

Which geologic process can change any type of extrusive rock into sediment?
a) melting
b) heat and pressure
c) weathering and erosion
d) cooling

Tectonic plates move several _______ each year
a) miles
b) centimeters
c) feet
d) kilometers

When farmers change what they grow in a field every 2-3 years, this is called ___________
a) organic farming
b) conservation plowing
c) contour plowing
d) crop rotation

Which type of rock contains minerals arranged in crystals and forms when molten rock cools and turns solid?
a) sedimentary
b) fossilized
c) igneous
d) metamorphic

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