Plate Tectonics
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  • Question 1
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    Q. A ______ is a section of the lithosphere that slowly moves over the asthenosphere, carrying large slabs of continental and oceanic crust.
    answer choices
    wedge
    plate
    chunk
    fault
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. A break in Earth's crust along which rocks move is called a ________.
    answer choices
    plate
    rift
    fault
    breach
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. _________ are vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake.
    answer choices
    Seismic Waves
    Rumbles
    Plate Tectonics
    Convection Currents
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200 million years ago?
    answer choices
    Panthalassa
    Laurasia
    Gondwanna
    Pangaea
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. The movement of fluid, caused by differences in temperature, that transfers heat from one part of the fluid to another is _____________.
    answer choices
    Convection current
    Seismic waves
    Sea-floor spreading
    Conduction current
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor is called ___________.
    answer choices
    Divergent boundary
    Sea-floor spreading
    Convergent boundary
    Renovating 
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. What is an undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced?
    answer choices
    Rift valley
    Deep-ocean trench
    Mid-ocean ridge
    Transform bounda
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. A __________ is a deep valley along the ocean floor beneath which oceanic crust slowly sinks toward the mantle.
    answer choices
    deep-ocean trench
    rift valley
    sea-floor spreading
    mid-ocean ridge
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the process by which oceanic crust sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle at a convergent plate boundary?
    answer choices
    Subduction
    Induction
    Abduction 
    Reduction
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. _____________ is a plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
    answer choices
    Convergent boundary
    Transform boundary
    Divergent boundary
    Insurgent boundary
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. _____________ is when two plates move toward each other.
    answer choices
    Convergent boundary
    Allegiant boundary
    Transform boundary
    Sliding boundary
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. A _____________ is when two plates move past each other in opposite directions.
    answer choices
    emergent boundary
    divergent boundary
    transform boundary
    convergent boundary
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. A _________ is a valley that forms where two plates move apart.
    answer choices
    Fissure
    Rift valley
    Sea-floor spreading
    Fault
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. ___________ is the theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle.
    answer choices
    Seismic waves
    Convection current
    Divergent boundary
    Plate tectonics
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