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Layers of the Earth Layers of the Earth


Multiple Choice: Circle the letter of the best answer choice. Multiple Choice: Circle the letter of the best answer choice.

1. The thin, outer layer of the lithosphere that forms the Earth’s surface is called the 1. The thin, outer layer of the lithosphere that forms the Earth’s surface is called the
a. mantle. b. crust. c. inner core. d. outer core a. mantle. b. crust. c. inner core. d. outer core
2. The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats is the 2. The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats is the
a. atmosphere. b. outer core. c. hydrosphere. d. asthenosphere. a. atmosphere. b. outer core. c. hydrosphere. d. asthenosphere.
3. Density________________ as you move towards the center of the Earth. 3. Density________________ as you move towards the center of the Earth.
a. decreases b. does not change c. increase d. stays the same a. decreases b. does not change c. increase d. stays the same
4. Temperature______________ as you move towards the center of the Earth. 4. Temperature______________ as you move towards the center of the Earth.
a. increases b. stays the same c. does not change d. decreases a. increases b. stays the same c. does not change d. decreases

Fill in the Blank/Short Answer: Write the correct word(s) in the blanks below. Fill in the Blank/Short Answer: Write the correct word(s) in the blanks below.

5. The _____________ is under so much pressure from the other layers of the Earth 5. The _____________ is under so much pressure from the other layers of the Earth
that the liquid has become __________________. that the liquid has become __________________.
6. The ____________________________ is Earth’s solid, rocky outer layer that 6. The ____________________________ is Earth’s solid, rocky outer layer that
consists of the crust and upper mantle. consists of the crust and upper mantle.

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