Quarter 2 Practice Asssessment

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  • 1. 
    The layer of the Earth that is thin and solid is the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Core

    • D. 

      Crust

  • 2. 
    The middle (between the top and center) layer of the Earth is the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Crust

    • C. 

      Core

    • D. 

      Mesospehre

  • 3. 
    What happens to temperature as you go deeper into the Earth
    • A. 

      It varies

    • B. 

      It stays the same

    • C. 

      It decreases

    • D. 

      It increases

  • 4. 
    The layer that acts as both a liquid and a solid is the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

  • 5. 
    The metallic (made of metal) layer of the Earth is the
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Asthenosphere

  • 6. 
    Ice cubes floating on water is like
    • A. 

      The crust floating on the core

    • B. 

      The crust floating on the mantle

    • C. 

      Continents floating on the ocean

    • D. 

      The mantle on top of the core

  • 7. 
    The most dense layer of the Earth is the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Atmosphere

  • 8. 
    The super continent that existed 250 million years ago was called
    • A. 

      Gonwanaland

    • B. 

      Pangaea

    • C. 

      Panalastic

    • D. 

      The United States of America

  • 9. 
    One piece of evidence for Pangaea was
    • A. 

      People are found on all landmasses.

    • B. 

      A land bridge was found that connected South America to Africa.

    • C. 

      One piece of an organism was found in South America, and the other piece was found on Africa.

    • D. 

      The same fossil was found on different landmasses.

  • 10. 
    The fact that the Mesosaurus fossil was found on two sides of an ocean is the result of
    • A. 

      A land bridge

    • B. 

      Earthquakes

    • C. 

      The Mesosourus swimming across the ocean

    • D. 

      The movement of tectonic plates

  • 11. 
    The idea that landmasses slowly move over the Earth's surface is called
    • A. 

      Pangaea

    • B. 

      Continental drift

    • C. 

      Plate tectonics

    • D. 

      Landmass movement

  • 12. 
    Where two plates rub past each other in opposite directions is a
    • A. 

      Hot spot

    • B. 

      Convergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Divergent boundary

  • 13. 
    A place where an unusually hot part of the mantle rises through the crust causing volcanic activity is called a
    • A. 

      Hot spot

    • B. 

      Convergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Divergent

  • 14. 
    The place where two plates move apart is called a
    • A. 

      Convergent boundary

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Hot spot

    • D. 

      Transform boundary

  • 15. 
    Subduction is when
    • A. 

      New crust is formed

    • B. 

      One plate slides under another

    • C. 

      Earthquakes occur along a transform boundary

    • D. 

      New islands are formed

  • 16. 
    The place where two plates collide is called a
    • A. 

      Hot spot

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Convergent boundary

    • D. 

      Transform boundary

  • 17. 
    Pieces of the Earth's crust are called
    • A. 

      Continents

    • B. 

      Oceans

    • C. 

      Tectonic plates

    • D. 

      Continents and oceans

  • 18. 
    Pieces of Earth's crust move on top of the
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Mantle

    • C. 

      Ocean

    • D. 

      Lava

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Convection currents in the mantle

    • B. 

      Ocean currents

    • C. 

      Lava

    • D. 

      Hot spots

  • 20. 
    The Himalayan mountains were formed because of a
    • A. 

      Hot spot

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Convergent boundary

  • 21. 
    The ring of fire is a ring of
    • A. 

      Only earthquakes

    • B. 

      Only volcanoes

    • C. 

      Only rift valleys

    • D. 

      Volcanoes and earthquakes

  • 22. 
    The ring of fire occurs along
    • A. 

      The mid-atlantic ridge

    • B. 

      Plate boundaries

    • C. 

      Hot spots

    • D. 

      Only transform boundaries

  • 23. 
    The mid-Atlantic ridge occurs along a
    • A. 

      Transform boundary where crust is subducted

    • B. 

      Convergent boundary where new crust is formed

    • C. 

      Divergent boundary where sea-floor spreading takes place

    • D. 

      A divergent boundary where subduction takes place

  • 24. 
    The process that is continually adding new crust is called
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      A volcano

    • C. 

      Subduction

    • D. 

      Seafloor spreading

  • 25. 
    A map of global earthquakes and volcanoes can tell you
    • A. 

      Where the Earth is the hottest

    • B. 

      Nothing, it looks random

    • C. 

      Where the plate boundaries are

    • D. 

      Where the edges of continents are

  • 26. 
    Igneous rock that cools very quickly will have
    • A. 

      Large crystals

    • B. 

      Small or no crystals

    • C. 

      Fossils

    • D. 

      Bands

  • 27. 
    The type of rock that most often has fossils in it is called
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Igneous

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

    • D. 

      Intrusive

  • 28. 
    Rock that forms from the cooling and hardening of magma or lava is called
    • A. 

      Sedimentary

    • B. 

      Igneous

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

    • D. 

      Coarse grained rock

  • 29. 
    Igneous rock formed when lava erupts from a volcano is called
    • A. 

      Intrusive

    • B. 

      Banded

    • C. 

      Extrusive

    • D. 

      Clastic

  • 30. 
    Heat and pressure deep within the Earth's crust can change any rock into
    • A. 

      Chemical rock

    • B. 

      Sedimentary rock

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rock

    • D. 

      Igneous rock

  • 31. 
    If an igneous rock has very large crystals you know that it formed
    • A. 

      Quickly and inside the Earth

    • B. 

      Slowly and inside the Earth

    • C. 

      Slowly and outside the Earth

    • D. 

      Under water

  • 32. 
    Geologists classify metamorphic rock by
    • A. 

      If the rock has bands

    • B. 

      If the rock has fossils

    • C. 

      Where the rock is formed

    • D. 

      The color of the rock

  • 33. 
    The process by which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together is 
    • A. 

      Compaction

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Cementation

  • 34. 
    The process by which sediment is pressed together is called
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Compaction

    • C. 

      Deposition

    • D. 

      Cementation

  • 35. 
    Generally, a rock is made up of
    • A. 

      Large crystals.

    • B. 

      A mixture of minerals and other materials.

    • C. 

      Small crystals.

    • D. 

      A compound of several elements.

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Going on a date with a close relative

    • B. 

      Figuring out the actual age of the rock

    • C. 

      Figuring out if the rock is older or younger than the rocks around it

    • D. 

      Using fossils to date a rock

  • 37. 
    Superposition is the idea that
    • A. 

      Organisms evolve over time

    • B. 

      Fossils can be used to age rocks

    • C. 

      Older rocks lie above younger rocks

    • D. 

      Younger rocks lie above older rocks

  • 38. 
    An index fossil is a fossil that is
    • A. 

      Very rare

    • B. 

      Used to date a rock layer

    • C. 

      Very long lived and found everywhere

    • D. 

      Only lived on Pangaea

  • 39. 
    Which organism came third?
    • A. 

      The ammonite

    • B. 

      The fish

    • C. 

      The seaweed

    • D. 

      The scallop

  • 40. 
    The process by which sediment is laid down is called
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Compaction

    • C. 

      Deposition

    • D. 

      Cementation