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Compared to Earth's continental crust, Earth's oceanic crust is
a) thinner and more dense
b) thinner and less dense
c) thicker and more dense
d) thicker and less dense

Quartz and halite have different crystal shapes primarily because
a) of the internal arrangement of the atoms
b) of impurities that produce surface variations
c) energy is released during crystallization
d) light reflects from crystal surfaces

What is the origin of fine-grained igneous rock?
a) lava that cooled slowly on Earth's surface
b) lava that cooled quickly on Earth's surface
c) silt that settled slowly in ocean water
d) silt that settled quickly in ocean water

Which processes most likely formed the shale bedrock found near Ithaca, New York?
a) uplift and solidification
b) burial and compaction
c) heat and pressure
d) melting and recrystallization

Which event most likely caused an unconformity at the bottom of a rock layer?
a) erosion
b) intrusion
c) folding
d) deposition

Wavy bands of light and dark minerals visible in gneiss bedrock probably formed from the
a) heat and pressure during metamorphism
b) evaporation of an ancient ocean
c) cooling and crystallization of magma
d) cementing together of individual mineral grains

Beneath which surface location is Earth's crust the thickest?
a) Mount Everest
b) Pacific Ocean
c) Atlantic Ocean
d) Mid-Ocean Ridge

Isotasy states the Earth's crust is in
a) equilibrium
b) trouble
c) space
d) the atmosphere

Drainage patterns are related to
a) underlying geology
b) air pressure
c) latitude
d) longitude

When a rock is broken into smaller pieces
a) surface area increase and weathering increases
b) surface area decreases and weathering increases
c) surface area increase and weathering decreases
d) surface area decreases and weathering decreases

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