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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Geology Questions

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Grade 9 Volcanoes
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 Volcanoes
Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii would be classified as which type of volcano?
  1. shield volcano
  2. cinder cone
  3. composite volcano
  4. super volcano
Grade 9 Minerals
A mineral CANNOT be
  1. solid.
  2. formed from once-living material.
  3. naturally occurring.
  4. light in color.
Grade 9 Volcanoes
Which is typically the largest type of volcano?
  1. shield
  2. composite
  3. cinder cone
  4. fissure
Grade 9 Rocks
Sediment                     into sedimentary rock.
  1. Compacts or cements
  2. Morphs
  3. Melts
  4. Crystallizes
Grade 9 Volcanoes
Of the following, where would the volcano shown be most likely to develop?
Volcano - Fissure Vent - Small
  1. transform fault
  2. subduction zone
  3. mantle hot spot
  4. mid-ocean ridge
Grade 9 Volcanoes
Where would the type of volcano shown be most likely to form?
Volcano - Stratovolcano - Small
  1. mantle hot spot
  2. subduction zone
  3. divergent boundary
  4. transform boundary
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 Volcanoes
Volcanoes formed by successive explosive eruptions
  1. composite
  2. shield
  3. cinder cone
  4. shield cone
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 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 Soil
Human activities that remove plants covering the soil cause soil erosion to
  1. decrease
  2. increase
  3. increase briefly, then stop
  4. stay the same
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