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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 Earth's Layers
What part of the Earth contains rocks?
  1. Biosphere
  2. Hydrosphere
  3. Atmosphere
  4. Lithosphere
Grade 9 Geomorphology
Grade 9 Earth's Layers
What is one reason that the 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 the Earth and causes the inside to melt.
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 Tectonics
What is the largest tectonic plate?
  1. Scotia plate
  2. Pacific plate
  3. Eurasian plate
  4. Antarctic plate
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 Tectonics
Earthquakes may result from
  1. sudden movements of rock beneath the earth's surface.
  2. movement of volcanic gases and magma.
  3. a severe landslide or the collapse of a cave.
  4. any of the causes listed above.
Grade 9 Historical Geology
How is an index fossil used?
  1. To determine the exact age of a fossil.
  2. To compare the relative ages of fossils.
  3. To alphabetize fossils.
  4. None of the above
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 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
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