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PAGES 322-325
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GENERAL QUESTIONS
PSSA QUESTIONS

100

What is the genre of the passage?
expository nonfiction

100

What happens when a fault weakens the earth's crust?
Huge rocks rise and fall.

100

What happens when water freezes in cracks in rocks?
The cracks get bigger.

100

Is the passage real or make believe?
real

100

What type of figurative language compares two things using like or as?
simile

200

Name the two of the four characteristics of expository nonfiction.
It has facts, headings, photographs, and captions.

200

What type of mountain is formed when pressure on the crust pushes the rocks sideways and they twist and bend?
folded mountains

200

Slow moving ice is called ___.
glaciers

200

Is the passage fiction or nonfiction?
nonfiction

200

What type of figurative language compares two things but does not use like or as?
mataphor

300

What causes most mountains to form?
When plates in the earth's crust push and pull against each other.

300

What is molten rock called?
magma

300

What is the invisible gas in air called?
water vapor

300

What is the author's purpose for writing this passage?
to give information and facts about mountains

300

"My mom is like a beautiful red rose." is an example of what type of figurative language?
simile

400

What is the highest mountain above sea level in the world?
Mount Everest

400

How are dome mountains formed?
by the welling up of magma through a crack in the earth's crust which does not come to the surface but causes a bulge

400

Name one way mountains are important to us.
1. They create rain forests and deserts. 2. They store water and release it to help the land. 3. Mountain lakes provide drinking water. 4. Mountain rivers are harnessed for their energy. 5. People use them for activities.

400

"Dome mountains do not act or even look like volcanoes." is an example of what type of figurative language?
simile

400

"My brother is a cheetah when he runs." is an example of what type of figurative language?
mataphor

500

What is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge?
a 12,000 mile long underwater mountain chain that stretched the length of the Atlantic Ocean

500

Which of the following would you find by a volcanic mountain? : limestone, bare soil, cinders, caves
cinders (p. 324)

500

Which of the following would the author MOST LIKELY agree with? 1. Mountain ranges can rise up anywhere. 2. Mountains can cause changes in weather. 3. Mountain climbing is a sport most people enjoy. 4. Mountains on land last longer than mountains under water.
2. Mountains can cause changes in weather.

500

"Sometimes a rain shower or a small earthquake can send rocks roaring down..." is an example of what type of figurative language?
personification

500

What type of figurative language has something that is not human act like a human?
personification