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Grade 9 Geomorphology
The breaking down of rocks on Earth's surface is                      .
  1. weathering
  2. chemical weathering
  3. erosion
  4. mechanical weathering
Grade 9 Rocks
Rocks formed from the cooling lava of volcanic eruptions are                  .
  1. igneous rocks
  2. limestone rocks
  3. sedimentary rocks
  4. metamorphic rocks
Grade 9 Geomorphology

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Glaciers, weather, and water shape Earth by
  1. tectonics.
  2. erosion.
  3. El Nino.
  4. hibernation.
Grade 9 Tectonics
What is a fault?
  1. the point inside Earth at which an earthquake occurs
  2. the point on Earth's surface directly above the earthquake focus
  3. a fracture in Earth along which movement has occurred
  4. a fracture in Earth along which NO movement has occurred
Grade 9 Earth's Layers
What part of Earth contains rocks?
  1. Biosphere
  2. Hydrosphere
  3. Atmosphere
  4. Lithosphere
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 Historical Geology
Fossils are usually found in
  1. igneous rock.
  2. sedimentary rock.
  3. metamorphic rock.
  4. molten rock.
Grade 9 Earth's Layers
What is one reason that Earth's core is so hot?
  1. Coal and oil burn in the core.
  2. As heavy elements in the core decay, they produce radioactive heat.
  3. The Sun heats up Earth and causes the inside to melt.
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Grade 9 Geomorphology
A glacier will retreat if
  1. more ice accumulates than melts.
  2. it gains ice at the same rate that ice melts.
  3. more ice melts than accumulates.
  4. the ice melts slower than it accumulates.
Grade 9 Minerals
A mineral CANNOT be
  1. solid.
  2. formed from once-living material.
  3. naturally occurring.
  4. light in color.
Grade 9 Minerals
Which of these is a mineral?
  1. oxygen
  2. diamond
  3. sulfuric acid
  4. wood
Grade 9 Minerals
The Mohs scale measures
  1. density of a mineral.
  2. a mineral's hardness.
  3. the luster of a mineral.
  4. a mineral's type of crystalline structure.
Grade 9 Minerals
Color is not often a useful identification property because
  1. some minerals are colorless.
  2. the same mineral can be different colors.
  3. different minerals can be different colors.
  4. some minerals are single elements.
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.
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