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FawcettEPQuiz1

Fawcett Earth Processes Quiz 1

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Name 3 pieces of evidence Alfred Wegener used to support his theory of continental drift. Evidence: • similar fossil evidence on different continents • the appearance of matching coastlines of continents • glacial deposits of the same age and type found on different continents
What name did Wegener give to the supercontinent? Pangaea
The crust is made from what materials? solid rock and soil
The mantle is made from what material? molten rock
The core is made from what material? iron and nickel
Which of the following layers is the hottest? inner core
Which of the following layers is the densest? inner core
Which of the following layers is the thickest? mantle
What is the difference between a rock and a mineral? Minerals are the building blocks of rocks. They are just one material.
Which material would be deposited first; soil, gravel, or sand? Gravel
What is mechanical weathering? The physical breakdown of rocks
What is erosion? When particles of rocks are carried away
What is lithification? When sediment is cemented together to form a sedimentary rock
What is chemical weathering? The breakdown of rocks caused by chemical reactions with other substances
Created by: MrFawcett on 2011-11-30



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