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Which feature of the continents best suggests that they were once joined?
a) Some continents fit together like puzzle parts.
b) All continents contain the same crustal composition.
c) All continents have mountain ranges.
d) Some continents are the same size.

Movement of Earth's crust along plate boundaries produces
a) fronts
b) tides
c) hurricanes
d) earthquakes

Plate tectonics is
a) a theory about the movement of the continents
b) a theory about the origin of earth
c) a theory about the layers of the earth's atmosphere
d) a theory about washing dishes

What is Pangea?
a) one of earth's tectonic plates
b) a super-continent that existed 300 million years ago
c) another name for Antarctica
d) a puzzle

The way light is reflected off a mineral is called
a) streak
b) hardness
c) cleavage
d) luster

A chemical property that can be used to identify minerals is
a) reaction to acids
b) streak
c) hardness
d) melting point

Igneous rocks are formed by
a) weathering
b) volcanic activity
c) cementation
d) sedimentation

Which statement is true of all rocks?
a) Rocks contain organic materials.
b) Rocks contain fossils.
c) Rocks are composed of minerals.
d) Rocks are formed in layers.

Rocks are classified as igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic according to
a) their color
b) their shape
c) how they are formed
d) the minerals in them

In which type of rock are fossils found?
a) igneous
b) metamorphic
c) sedimentary
d) all types

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