Plate Tectonics
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Early observers thought continents may have been joined based on what observations
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    rocks and fossils
  • Question 2
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    Q. A German scientist Alfred Wegener was the first to hypothesize that ...........
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    Continents were once joined
    The sea floor is spreading
    Continents are moving
    The Earth's magnetic pole flips
  • Question 3
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    Q. Pangaea was an ancient supercontinent made up of...
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    America, Greenland, and Europe.
    Antarctica, India, and America.
    all of Earth’s continents.
    South Africa, India, Australia, and South America.
  • Question 4
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    Q. Evidence used by Wegener to supported his idea of continental drift included
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    Ocean rocks and sediments
    Ocean floor topography
    Magnetic isochron patterns
    Climatic data
  • Question 5
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    Q. Wegener suggested that coal beds discovered in Antarctica indicated that this continent was
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    once under water
    always  frozen
    once near the equator
    part of Africa
  • Question 6
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    Q. One of the fossils Wegener used to support his hypothesis of continental drift was
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    insects in tree amber
    ammonite molds
  • Question 7
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    Q. Peer scientists reviewing Wegener’s hypothesis of continental drift rejected his notion because
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    His evidence was too few to make a valid conclusion 
    He did not explain how continents move and what moves them
    His evidence was not clear in showing  how continents were joined
    He lied by including false evidence
  • Question 8
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    Q. The rejection of Mr. Wegener's hypothesis  teaches us that
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    Indirect evidence is not sufficient to prove a hypothesis
    Direct evidence is hard to find 
    Hypotheses are hard to prove
    Scientists of the early 1900s were not smart enough
  • Question 9
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    Q. Evaluating the relationship between scientific laws, theories, and hypothesis, one can say
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    Scientific hypothesis can became laws
    Scientific theories can became laws
    Scientific laws can be changed
    Scientific hypothesis can became theories
  • Question 10
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    Q. Where are most divergent boundaries located?
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    Along the middle of most ocean floors
    Along the margins of most continents
    Across the middle of many continents
    All the above options are correct
  • Question 11
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    Q. The Himalayan mountains have some of the highest peaks like Mt. Everest, on which type of convergent boundary are they located?
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    None of the above
  • Question 12
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    Q. What type of features are associated with a divergent boundary?
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    Rift valleys
    Volcanic mountains
    Fold mountains
    Fault block mountains
  • Question 13
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    Q. The mechanism that moves continents is based on heat energy moving by
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    Radiation in the core
    Conduction in the lithosphere
    Convection in the Asthenosphere
    None of these options is true
  • Question 14
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    Q. What type of rock makes most of the oceanic crust
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  • Question 15
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    Q. How do modern scientists measure and calculate the speed at which the continents are moving
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    The speed of continents cannot be calculated
    Measure the distance between opposite continents and divide by a million years
    Measure the width of a continent and divide by the time in one year
    Measure the distance and time between isochrones and calculate the speed
  • Question 16
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    Q. The San Andréa fault in California is one example of a...  
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    Divergent boundary
    Convergent boundary
    Transform boundary
    All of the above
  • Question 17
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    Q. Los Angeles and San Francisco are cities on opposite sides of the San Andreas transform boundary. Suggest how both cities will be like at some point in future
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    Furthest north and south apart than now
    At the same positions as today
    Drift apart away from the fault line
    Side by side somewhere between them now
  • Question 18
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    Q. What two mechanisms do scientists think help convection currents in mantel move plates?
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    Ridge push and Slab pull
    Normal and Reversed magnetism
    Action and Reaction tectonic forces 
    Gravitational and Rotational pull
  • Question 19
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    Q. Which of these phenomenon is not directly cased by plate tectonics 
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    Volcanic eruptions
  • Question 20
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    Q. Is Pokémon real? 
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