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  • Q1

    Which layer is the least dense?

    crust

    mantle

    outer core

    inner core

    30s
  • Q2

    Which statement is correct?

    As you move down through the layers pressure increases.

    As you move up down through the layers, pressure remains the same.

    As you move up through the layers, the pressure increases.

    As you move down through the layers, pressure decreases.

    30s
  • Q3

    Which of the following causes Earth's tectonic plates to move?

    Energy from the Sun

    Faults in Mountain Ranges

    Convection currents in the mantle

    Magnetic Pole Reversal

    30s
  • Q4

    What type of plate boundary is this?

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    Transform

    Divergent

    Convergent

    Plate

    30s
  • Q5

    Oceanic Trenches are formed by _______ plate boundaries

    Subduction

    Divergent

    Transform

    Convergent

    30s
  • Q6

    Where would the oldest rock be found?

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    O

    N

    M

    L

    30s
  • Q7

    How is it possible for new crust to be formed without increasing the surface area of the Earth?

    Crust is destroyed at the same time it is created

    New crust is underwater where it sinks

    A giant monster eats the old crust under the ocean

    New crust breaks more easily than old crust

    30s
  • Q8

    The oldest rock formation identified on Earth is found on the shoreline of Hudson Bay in Canada. This rock formed 4.28 billion years ago. What information does a scientist need to more accurately determine the age of a rock?

    The amount of weathering present on the surface of the rock

    The thickness of younger rock layers that cover the rock

    The percentage of each mineral that makes up the rock

    The amount of each radioactive element present in the rock

    30s
  • Q9

    A trace fossil includes no physical remains of the organisms body, but only a mark or structure that the fossil left behind. Which of these is not an example or a trace fossil?

    Feeding grounds in sediment

    An insect in amber

    Dinosaur tracks in sediment

    A burrow in the sea floor

    30s
  • Q10

    The fossil record shows part of the history of life on Earth and can tell scientists about environmental changes over time. Which of the following statements explains what fossils of palm fronds found in Antarctica tell us about what the climate was once like?

    Palm fronds indicates Antarctica has always had a polar climate

    Palm fronds indicate an aquatic environment was once present

    Palm fronds indicate a period of drought once existed

    Palm fronds indicate a tropical climate was once present

    30s
  • Q11

    What is the law that states why F is younger than G?

    law of superposition

    law of uniformitarianism

    law of Mermaids and Fairy's

    law of cross-cutting

    30s
  • Q12

    Does the picture represent relative or absolute dating?

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    absolute

    relative

    30s
  • Q13

    Absolute age is determined by...

    radioactive dating

    the law of superposition

    radiohead dating

    the other rocks around it

    30s
  • Q14

    The Law of Superposition helps scientists to determine what?

    The age of fossils

    The absolute age of rock layers

    the super powers of rocks

    The relative age of rock layers

    30s
  • Q15

    What type of rock do fossils form in?

    Sedimentary

    Metamorphic

    Igneous

    Classic

    30s

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