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Alfred Wegener used which of the following to explain his theory of continental drift?
a) Satellite data b) magnetic reversal on the ocean floor c) Sea floor spreading at the Mid Atlantic Ridge d) South American appears to fit together with Africa, like puzzle pieces.
Evidence that supports sea floor spreading includes which of the following?
a) The South American continent appears to fit together with Africa, like puzzle pieces. b) We can watch the tectonic plates move. c) Fossils found in South America match fossils found in Africa. d) The ocean floor is younger near the mid-ocean ridges and older near the continents.
If you live on or near a tectonic plate boundary, you will more likely experience___.
a) sunny days with very little rain b) longer school days c) seismic activity (earthquakes) d) erosion and deposition
Plate boundaries where tectonic plates are sliding past each other are known as ___.
a) divergent boundaries b) sliding boundaries c) transform boundaries d) convergent boundaries
Plate boundaries where tectonic plates move away from each other are known as ___.
a) divergent boundaries b) see-you-later boundaries c) transform boundaries d) convergent boundaries
Plate boundaries where tectonic plates move toward each other are known as ___.
a) divergent boundaries b) hi-there boundaries c) transform boundaries d) convergent boundaries
Divergent boundaries between continental and continental plates form ___.
a) rift valleys and fault block mountains b) deserts c) subduction zones with trenches and volcanic mountain ranges d) folded mountains
Convergent boundaries between oceanic and continental plates form ___.
a) rift valleys and fault block mountains b) deserts c) subduction zones with trenches and volcanic mountain ranges d) folded mountains
Convergent boundaries between continental and continental plates form __
a) rift valleys and fault block mountains b) deserts c) subduction zones with trenches and volcanic mountain ranges d) folded mountains
The tectonic plates move around due to which of the following?
a) heat from solar flares b) convection currents in the core c) convection currents in the crust d) convection currents in the mantle
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