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Which correctly names the EarthWhich correctly names the Earth’s layers’s layers
from the center to the circumference?from the center to the circumference?
A. outer core, inner core,
B. crust, mantle, outer core,
C. crust, mantle, inner core,
D. inner core, outer core,
Earth’s Interior 100
The part of the Earth that is
liquid is the ____.
C. outer core
D. inner core
Earth’s Interior 200
Earth’s continental crust
is ___ than oceanic crust.C
A. thinner and denser
B. thicker and denser
C. thicker and less dense
D. thinner and less dense
Earth’s Interior 300
Scientists think the EarthScientists think the Earth’s outer’s outer
core is made mostly of _____.core is made mostly of _____.
A A. liquid iron and nickel.
D. solid iron and nickel.
Earth’s Interior 400
The mantle’s convection currents give it a
quality that can be described as ___.
A A. plasticity.
Earth’s Interior 500
Scientists think that the inner core spinsScientists think that the inner core spins
within the outer core slightly fasterwithin the outer core slightly faster
than the planet spins. This causesthan the planet spins. This causes
A. the Earth to tilt on its axis.
B. gravitational pull.
C. the Earth’s magnetic field.
D. the tides to ebb and flow.
Earth’s Interior 600
Which is incorrect?Which is incorrect?
A A. Divergent boundaries cause
B. Transform boundaries cause
earthquakes and faulting.
C. Trenches and volcanoes are
formed along convergent
boundaries due to subduction.
D. Our tallest mountains form when
continental crust collides.
Plate Tectonics 100
Which is a tool used to understand EarthWhich is a tool used to understand Earth’s’s
physical boundaries?physical boundaries?
A. thermal contractions
B. magnetic reversal
C. seismic waves
D. sea-floor spreading
Plate Tectonics 200
Plate Tectonics 300
Name the boundary type and landform
result along the North American and
A.A. Convergent - trenches and volcanoesConvergent - trenches and volcanoes
B.B. Divergent - ridgesDivergent - ridges
C.C. Transform - faultsTransform - faults
D.D. Oceanic to oceanic collision - volcanicOceanic to oceanic collision - volcanic
The Ring of Fire is known for volcanic activity. WhichThe Ring of Fire is known for volcanic activity. Which
of the following is the result of plate movement inof the following is the result of plate movement in
this area?this area?
Plate Tectonics 400
Which is NOT a possible driving force ofWhich is NOT a possible driving force of
plate tectonics?plate tectonics?
A. slab pull
B. ridge push
C. magnetic pull
Plate Tectonics 500
When marine fossils are found onWhen marine fossils are found on
mountain tops, scientists can concludemountain tops, scientists can conclude
that ___.that ___.
A. the position of the rock layers has not
changed over time.
B. glaciers moved over that area and
deposited them there.
C. these rocks were once on the sea-floor
and were pushed up due to plate
D. eroded sediments from the sea-floor were
Plate Tectonics 600
CD, SFS, and Topo Maps 100
A. Harry Hess
B. James Hutton
C. Ernest Rutherford
D. Alfred Wegener
Name the scientist who believed the Earth’s
land was joined in one supercontinent called
CD, SFS, and Topo Maps 200
At a divergent boundary, pieces ofAt a divergent boundary, pieces of
oceanic crust move away from eachoceanic crust move away from each
other forming a ridge. This isother forming a ridge. This is
commonly called ____.commonly called ____.
A. a trench.
B. sea-floor spreading.
C. lava flow.
D. the Ring of Fire.
CD, SFS, and Topo Maps 300
Which of the following is NOTWhich of the following is NOT
evidence that supports continentalevidence that supports continental
A. magnetic stripes
CD, SFS, and Topo Maps
If a stream was present on this map, in
which direction would it flow?
CD, SFS, and Topo Maps 500
Which location is at theWhich location is at the lowest elevation?lowest elevation?
CD, SFS, and Topo Maps
Which is an accurateWhich is an accurate
interpretation of thisinterpretation of this
A. There is about 1,000
feet of elevation
change on this map.
B. Streams A and A
merge into B.
C. The contour lines on
the mountainside show
a steep grade.
D. Stream B splits into
streams A and A.
Which is NOT a correct fossil type and definition?Which is NOT a correct fossil type and definition?
B A. petrification - minerals in water
replace matter creating stone
B. mold - forms on an organism after
C. cast - a fossil that has the same
shape as the organism that made it
D. imprint - molds of thin objects
Which part of an organism is most likely toWhich part of an organism is most likely to
Fossils are important because theyFossils are important because they
help scientists determine _____.help scientists determine _____.
B A. the actual age of a rock layer.
B. the relative age of each rock
C. how the rocks in that geologic
D. where igneous intrusions are
Coprolite is an important fossil because it ____.Coprolite is an important fossil because it ____.
A. accurately identifies the
animal that left it.
B. shows the specific location of
where the animal lived.
C. provides valuable
information about the habits
and diet of the animal that
D. helps scientists accurately
Which of these does NOT preserve anWhich of these does NOT preserve an
animal as a fossil?animal as a fossil?
Why do only a small percent of animalsWhy do only a small percent of animals
become fossils?become fossils?
C A. They were on the top of the
B. They lived near water.
C. They had a hard body
D. They lived in warm
The principle of superposition states that ___.The principle of superposition states that ___.
Geologic Record I 100
A. the geologic processes that
shaped the Earth long ago are
still shaping the Earth today.
B. rock layers can be missing due
to unknown events.
C. it is possible to find the actual
age of the rocks.
D. the younger rocks are found
above older rocks in most cases.
Geologic change can be all of the followingGeologic change can be all of the following
except ___.except ___.
Geologic Record I 200
The Paleozoic Era is know as ___.The Paleozoic Era is know as ___.
Geologic Record I 300
A. the Age of Reptiles
B. Old Life
C. the Age of Fossils
D. the Age of Mammals
An asteroid impact represents ___ inAn asteroid impact represents ___ in
EarthEarth’s history.’s history.
Geologic Record I 400
A. the principle of superposition
B. the geologic time scale
Geologic Record I 500
The wavy line in the diagram represents ___.
A. an unconformity
B. a fault
C. uniform sedimentary rock formation
D. igneous intrusion
The survival of a species is threatened ifThe survival of a species is threatened if
Geologic Record I 600
A. environmental change is
B. the species can adapt to new
C. the species can successfully
D. an environmental change is
Geologic Record II 100
In which era did humans first appear?
Geologic Record II 200
In which era did dinosaurs first appear?
Geologic Record II 300
A. igneous intrusion
C. uniform layer of sedimentary rock
Geologic Record II 400
When did faulting occur?
A. After M formed.
B. After the first 2 layers formed.
C. After the igneous intrusion.
D. Before the igneous intrusion.
Geologic Record II 500
Which is the correct order of events from oldest to youngest?
Geologic Record II 600
The following effects could be the result of ___.
•Worldwide fires and debris in the air block sunlight,
cooling the planet.
•The food chain collapses due to lack of plants.
•50% of all life on the planet dies.
A. an ice age.
B. glacial movement.
C. carbon emissions.
D. extreme volcanic activity.