Plate Tectonics
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    What is the correct order (starting from the surface) of Earth’s layers?

    answer choices

    crust, outer core, inner core, mantle

    mantle, outer core, inner core, crust

    crust, mantle, outer core, inner core

    outer core, inner core, crust, mantle

  • Question 2
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    Q.

    In sea-floor spreading, molten material rises from the mantle and erupts

    answer choices

    along the edges of all the continents.

    along mid-ocean ridges.

    in deep-ocean trenches.

    at the north and south poles.

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    The process by which the ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle is known as _______

    answer choices

    convection.

    continental drift.

    subduction.

    conduction.

  • Question 4
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    Q.

    Most geologists think that the movement of Earth’s plates is caused by _______

    answer choices

    convection.

    continental drift.

    subduction.

    conduction.

  • Question 5
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    Q.

    The geological theory of _______ states that pieces of Earth’s lithosphere are in constant, slow motion.

    answer choices

    subduction

    plate tectonics

    deep-ocean trenches

    sea-floor spreading

  • Question 6
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    Q.

    A place where two plates slip past each other, moving in opposite directions, is known as a _______

    answer choices

    transform boundary

    divergent boundary.

    convergent boundary.

    rift valley.

  • Question 7
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Scientists think that convection currents flow in Earth’s

    answer choices

    continents.

    mantle.

    lithosphere.

    inner core.

  • Question 8
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The place where two plates come together is known as a _______

    answer choices

    transform boundary.

    divergent boundary.

    convergent boundary.

    rift valley.

  • Question 9
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Below is a picture of sea-floor spreading. How are the ocean crusts moving?

    answer choices

    Converging

    Diverging

    Sliding

    No movement

  • Question 10
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The San Andreas Fault in California is known as an active earthquake area. What type of

    boundary is it?

    answer choices

    Converging

    Diverging

    Transform

    Sea Floor Spreading

  • Question 11
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    Q. Where would the oldest rock be found?
    answer choices
    L
    M
    N
    O
  • Question 12
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    Q. How is it possible for new crust to be formed without increasing the surface area of the Earth?
    answer choices
    Crust is destroyed at the same time it is created
    New crust is underwater where it sinks
    New crust breaks more easily than old crust
  • Question 13
    180 seconds
    Q. This layer of Earth is the thickest part
    answer choices
    crust
    outer core
    mantle
    inner core
  • Question 14
    180 seconds
    Q. What are the two types of crust
    answer choices
    continental and oceanic
    ocean and upper
    lower and upper
    pizza and subway
  • Question 15
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    Q. The Himalayas in Asia are an example of what type of plate boundary?
    answer choices
    divergent
    continent-to-continent convergent
    ocean-to-continent convergent
    transform
  • Question 16
    180 seconds
    Q. What type of boundary is the SAN ANDREAS FAULT on?
    answer choices
    Covergent
    Transformers
    Divergent
    Transform
  • Question 17
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    Q. What are Tectonic Plates?
    answer choices
    A continent 
    The Trees in Vietnam 
    ThE PlaTES That MoVE uNdERGRound :)
    The Plates that move the Continents
  • Question 18
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    Q. What is Pangaea?
    answer choices
    the name of a German scientist
    the name of the super-continent that existed millions of years ago
    another name for continental drift
    the name of an ancient fossil
  • Question 19
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    Q. What are the two types of crust?
    answer choices
    continental and oceanic
    ocean and basin
    lower and upper
    thick and thin
  • Question 20
    180 seconds
    Q. Mountains form from ...
    answer choices
    plates sliding past one another
    collision of plates
    plates moving away from each other
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