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Which statement is true?
A)All minerals have a crystal form and cleavage.
B)There are six kinds of minerals.
C)Minerals are characterized by chemical names.
D)All of the above.
E)None of the above.

Which of the following are not minerals?
D)None are minerals
E)All are minerals

Of the rocks on the earth’s surface,
A)the majority are igneous.
B)the majority are sedimentary.
C)the majority are metamorphic.
D)there are approximately equal numbers of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.

Suppose a planetary scientist on a distant alien world measures earthquake body waves traveling through the center of the planet. If the scientist is able to observe both S and P body waves, which conclusion can be drawn about the nature of the center of that planet?
A)The center of the planet is earthquake free.
B)The center of the planet must also be displaying Love and Rayleigh waves.
C)The center of the planet is a liquid.
D)The center of the planet is solid.

Which kind of earthquake waves are the most destructive to houses and buildings?
A)S waves
B)P waves
C)Love waves
D)Rayleigh waves

Which of the following contribute to the core of the earth being hot?
A)The heating caused by the gravitational collapse of the planet 4.5 billion years ago
B)Radioactive isotopes
C)Both of these
D)Neither of these

The earth’s magnetic field
A)is caused by large magnets imbedded in it interior.
B)stays constant in magnitude and direction.
C)is weaker than it was 100 years ago and is likely in the process of flipping direction.
D)points directly outward from the interior of the earth.

What mechanism makes the greatest contribution to erosion on the earth’s surface?
B)Water moving in streams and rivers

Where can we find the greatest abundances of fresh water?
A)In oceans
B)In groundwater
C)In lakes and streams
D)In polar ice caps and glaciers

Granite is an example of
A)an intrusive igneous rock that hardened underground.
B)an igneous rock that hardened above ground.
C)a sedimentary rock.
D)a metamorphic rock.

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