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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Geology Questions

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Grade 9 Minerals
A mineral CANNOT be
  1. solid.
  2. formed from once-living material.
  3. naturally occurring.
  4. light in color.
Grade 9 Geomorphology
The Ring of Fire refers to
  1. an active erupting volcano.
  2. the volcanoes surrounding the Pacific Ocean.
  3. the spreading that takes place on the ocean floor.
  4. the land once known as Pangaea.
Grade 9 Rocks
Sediment                     into sedimentary rock.
  1. Compacts or cements
  2. Morphs
  3. Melts
  4. Crystallizes
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Landslides are
  1. slow, flowing movements of soil.
  2. only caused by heavy rains.
  3. the rapid downhill movement of soil and rock.
  4. caused by the collapse of limestone bedrock.
Grade 9 Tectonics
The circum-Pacific belt is another name given to
  1. seismic gaps.
  2. the Pacific Ocean.
  3. the Ring of Fire.
  4. the Benioff zone.
Grade 9 Geomorphology
The formation of the Grand Canyon in Colorado is an example of
  1. glacial erosion.
  2. wind erosion.
  3. water erosion.
  4. chemical erosion.
Grade 9 Tectonics
The fastest-moving seismic waves produced by an earthquake are called
  1. P waves
  2. S waves
  3. Rayleigh waves
  4. surface waves
Grade 9 Tectonics
Energy waves that produce an earthquake begin at which location on or within Earth?
  1. the epicenter
  2. the seismic gap
  3. the focus
  4. the shadow zone
Grade 9 Historical Geology
The Permian Period is in what Era?
  1. Precambrian
  2. Paleozoic
  3. Mesozoic
  4. Cenozoic
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Grade 9 Earth's Layers
What part of the Earth contains rocks?
  1. Biosphere
  2. Hydrosphere
  3. Atmosphere
  4. Lithosphere
Grade 9 Geomorphology
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