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Earth Science

Quiz by Sierra Gordon

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  • Q1
    The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats.
    Asthenosphere
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  • Q2
    A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust.
    Lithosphere
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  • Q3
    crust, mantle, core
    Compositional Layers
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  • Q4
    earths crust located under the ocean
    Oceanic Crust
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  • Q5
    The portion of the earth's crust that primarily contains granite, is less dense than oceanic crust, and is 20-50 km thick
    Continental crust
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  • Q6
    Earth's outermost layer
    Crust
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  • Q7
    the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
    mantle
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  • Q8
    A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
    Inner Core
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  • Q9
    A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of Earth
    Outer Core
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  • Q10
    lithosphere, asthenosphere
    Mechanical Layers of Earth
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  • Q11
    rock that forms when magma cools and solidifies
    Igneous Rock
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  • Q12
    rock that has been changed by heat and pressure
    Metamorphic Rock
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  • Q13
    a rock that forms from compressed or cemented layers of sediment
    sedimentary rock
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  • Q14
    The process in which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together
    Cementation
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  • Q15
    as pressure increases with depth in the Earth, the melting point of rock increases
    Magma Pressure
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  • Q16
    The breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's surface.
    Weathering
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  • Q17
    A tectonic plate division of the lithosphere, including the continental crust of Africa and surrounding oceanic crust
    African plate
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  • Q18
    A tectonic plate division of the lithosphere, including most of the landmasses of Europe and Asia.
    Eurasian Plate
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  • Q19
    A tectonic plate division of the lithosphere that includes the continental crust of India and Australia and the surrounding oceanic crust.
    Indo-Australian Plate
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  • Q20
    Lithospheric plate that includes almost all of North America and part of the Atlantic Ocean.
    North American Plate
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