Theory of Plate Tectonics
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  • Question 1
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    Q. The ________is a layer of solid rock that includes both dry land and the ocean floor.
    answer choices
    Crust
    Mantle
    Core
    Lithosphere
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. True or False.
    The deeper you go into the earth, the greater the pressure. 
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. The core is made mostly of what two metals?
    answer choices
    Copper and Gold
    Silicon and Sulfur
    Iron and Nickel
    Barium and Silver
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. _____________ is the force exerted on a surface divided by the total area over which the force is exerted
    answer choices
    Pressure
    Temperature
    Viscosity
    Volume
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which layer of Earth flows slowly and causes the crust to move?

    answer choices

    Crust

    Mantle

    Inner Core

    Outer core

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    This layer is the most dense in comparison to the other layers.

    answer choices

    Crust

    Mantle

    Inner Core

    Outer Core

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is a physical classification of the outer core (hint: state of matter)?

    answer choices

    gas

    solid

    liquid

    plasma

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which reason below best describes why the inner core is a solid?

    answer choices

    Gravitational pull

    Iron and Nickel becomes a solid when heated

    Its under great pressure

    Its just the way it was made

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. A _____________ is a well tested concept that explains a wide range of observations.
    answer choices
    Theory of Plate Tectonics
    scientific theory
    subduction
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Geologists and Seismologist study _______________ and __________________ to determine what's happening inside of Earth?

    answer choices

    oceans and land

    people and plants

    rocks and seismic waves

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The thinnest and outermost layer of Earth is called...

    answer choices

    crust

    mantle

    outer core

    inner core

  • Question 12
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    Q.

    A combination of Earth's rotation and the outer core rotating around the inner core, a force field is created. This called the ________________ effect.

    answer choices

    dynamo

    pangaea

    continental drift

    winter solstice

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Earthquakes produce...
    answer choices
    Volcanic eruptions
    Seismic Waves
    Longitudinal Waves
    Visible Light
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Convection currents occurs in which of Earth's layers?

    answer choices

    crust

    mantle

    outer core

    inner core

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is responsible for Earth's crust moving?

    answer choices

    Convection Currents

    Dynamo Effect

    Great Pressure

    Gravitational pull from the Sun

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