EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Geology

Concept #6 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 6 "The face and interior of the Earth."

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1. From the center of the Earth outward, what are the three layers of Earth?  

2. Which of the following is the thinnest Earth shell?  

3.

Label the diagram with the appropriate terms.  

For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.

The letters A through H appear on an image associated with this question.

4.

Match the term with the appropriate description.  

Using the pulldown boxes, match each item on the left to the corresponding item at right.

A. the thin, rocky outer skin, topped by continents
B. the thin, rocky outer skin, topped by oceans
C. a solid, rocky shell composing about 82% of Earth’s volume
D. solid iron-nickel alloy at the center of the Earth
E. the strong lower mantle, below the asthenosphere
F. a liquid layer at the top of the core, that generates Earth’s magnetic field
G. weak, soft layer composed of the mantle beneath the lithosphere
H. strong, rigid layer composed of the crust and the upper mantle
 

5. What two ways do geologists define the Earth’s interior layers?  

6. All of the following are true about the Earth’s lithosphere except _______.  

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8. Continental shields are _____________.  

9.

Choose the appropriate label for each letter on the diagram  

For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.

The letters A through G appear on an image associated with this question.

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10. Which of the following lists is most correct for features associated with the ocean floor?  

11. The oceanic crust is composed of dark igneous rocks called __________; whereas the upper continental crust has an average composition of a __________ rock.  

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