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Lithosphere: The Solid Portion of the Earth

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7 questions
English
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This quiz tests your knowledge about the lithosphere, the solid portion of the Earth, including its composition, structure, and related phenomena.
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48 random squares
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What is the primary component of the Earth's lithosphere?

Silicate minerals

Carbon

Iron

Water

Hard  21% got this right

The lithosphere is mainly composed of silicate minerals, which are rich in silicon and oxygen.
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48 random squares
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Which layers make up the Earth's lithosphere?

Crust

Upper mantle

Lower mantle

Outer core

52% got this right

The Earth's lithosphere consists of the crust and the upper mantle.
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48 random squares

What type of rock is most commonly found in the Earth's crust?

Igneous rock

Metamorphic rock

Sedimentary rock

Hard  30% got this right

Igneous rocks, formed from the solidification of magma, are the most common type of rock in the Earth's crust.
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Which type of crust is denser: oceanic or continental?

Oceanic crust

Continental crust

48% got this right

Oceanic crust is denser than continental crust due to its composition, which is primarily basalt.
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Order the Earth's layers from the surface to the center.

1.

Crust

2.

Mantle

3.

Outer core

4.

Inner core

Easy  82% got this right

The Earth's layers, from the surface to the center, are the crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core.
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What is the process by which lithospheric plates move?

Plate tectonics

Convection currents

Mantle plumes

56% got this right

Plate tectonics is the process responsible for the movement of lithospheric plates on the Earth's surface.
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What geological feature is formed when two lithospheric plates collide?

Mountain range

Ocean trench

Rift valley

Volcano

48% got this right

Mountain ranges are formed when two lithospheric plates collide, causing the crust to buckle and rise.