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Guided Reading 2-2

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

1. 

The Grand Canyon in Colorado is an example of
a.
glacial erosion.
b.
wind erosion.
c.
water erosion.
d.
chemical erosion.
 

2. 

The core, ____, and crust are the three layers of the earth.
a.
mantle
b.
magma
c.
plates
d.
lava
 

3. 

During ____ pieces of the earth’s crust come together slowly.
a.
erosion
b.
glaciation
c.
accretion
d.
collision
 

4. 

Changing the makeup of rocks by transforming or combining minerals is called ____ weathering.
a.
physical
b.
water
c.
chemical
d.
slow
 

5. 

When lava breaks through the earth’s crust, a ____ is formed.
a.
trench
b.
volcano
c.
mantle
d.
glacier
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

6. 

The two basic types of weathering are ____________________ and chemical.
 

 

7. 

Surrounding the inner core of the Earth is a(n) ____________________ outer core.
 

 

8. 

The zone of earthquake activity around the Pacific Ocean is called the ____________________.
 

 

9. 

The huge supercontinent that many scientists believe once existed is called ____________________.
 

 

10. 

When folded land cannot be bent any further, ____________________ occurs.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
plate
b.
glacier
c.
mountain
d.
earthquake
e.
core
 

11. 

the innermost part of the earth
 

12. 

sudden, violent movement along a fault line
 

13. 

huge part of Earth’s crust that floats on the upper mantle
 

14. 

large body of ice that moves across Earth’s surface
 

15. 

landform created from colliding continental plates
 



 
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