Earth Science Review 2nd Quarter 1 - 10: Question Preview (ID: 7996)

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Where, in Virginia, would you find the tallest mountains?
a) Blue Ridge Mountains
b) Coastal Plains
c) Appalachian Plateau

Scientist need what kind of seismic data to determine the epicenter of an earthquake?
a) P & S waves arrival time
b) height of earthquake
c) data from 2 seismograph stations

How are sedimentary rocks formed?
a) molten magma
b) heat & pressure
c) weathering & erosion

When two continental plates move toward each other, what happens to the ocean floor between them?
a) it is shoved on top of the other plate
b) it is shoved underneath the other plate
c) it explodes

Which is the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust?
a) hydrogen
b) nitrogen
c) oxygen

Which of these examples are NOT characteristic of metamorphic rock?
a) bending from pressure
b) flattened crystals
c) holes from trapped gases

Which type of rock comes from the solidification of molten magma?
a) igneous
b) metamorphic
c) sedimentary

Tectonic plates that grind past one another are called:
a) normal faults
b) thrust faults
c) strike/slip(transform) boundary

Which occurs first in the formation of sedimentary rock?
a) weathering/erosion
b) folding/faulting
c) volcanic eruption

As sediments accumulate, the sediments at the bottom would be going through which part of the rock cycle?
a) melting,
b) weathering,
c) compaction/cementation

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