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ScienceFusion The Dynamic Earth Unit 4.1: Earth's Layers Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust?

Question 2 2. What is the temperature range of the crust at its maximum depths?

Question 3 3. How would you compare the oceanic and continental crust?

Question 4 4. The asthenosphere gets its name from a Greek word meaning 'weak.' Why would this describe the asthenosphere?

Question 5 5. When Edmund Halley proposed a hollow shells model for the Earth, what did he get wrong?

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Question 6 6. Which is the most abundant element in the Earth's crust?

Question 7 7. Where would be the easiest place for you to see a piece of rock from the mantle?

Question 8 8. The layers of the Earth (including the inner core and outer core) were determined by looking at:

Question 9 9. What is the cause of earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains on Earth?

Question 10 10. What is the temperature at the center of the Earth?

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Question 11 11. How does the mantle differ from the crust?

Question 12 12. How does the inner core differ from the outer core?

Question 13 13. A rock type that is common in the mantle is ______.

Question 14 14. The Earth's magnetic field is created by:

Question 15 15. Why is the inner core solid?

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Question 16 16. How can convection in the mantle affect the positions of Earth's continents?

Question 17 17. Why are seismic waves useful tools for learning about the mantle?

Question 18 18. Which parts of the Earth are contained in the lithosphere?

Question 19 19. What is the average depth of the center of the Earth?

Question 20 20. What happens at mid-ocean ridges?

ScienceFusion The Dynamic Earth Unit 4.1: Earth's Layers Chapter Exam Instructions

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