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New material is created at which of these types of plate boundaries?
a) transform b) divergent c) convergent d) divergent and convergent
Material is destroyed at which of these types of plate boundaries?
a) transform b) divergent c) convergent d) divergent and convergent
When two plates of the same density collide, what will most likely happen?
a) A mountain range will form. b) A transform plate boundary will form. c) The larger plate will go under the smaller one. d) The smaller plate will go under the larger one.
The Himalayas formed when ________________.
a) two plates collided b) one plate submerged c) a transform fault formed d) lots of volcanoes erupted
A geologic term for
a) correlation b) subduction c) configuration d) paleomagnetism
Which BEST describes the ages of the rocks on opposite sides of, and the same distance from, a seafloor spreading center?
a) The rocks are the same age b) The rocks closes to a continent are younger c) The rocks farthest from a continent are younger. d) There is no way to compare the two ages.
What causes the seafloor to move apart at a seafloor spreading center?
a) denisty b) continental drift c) paleomagnetism d) convection currents
Which mountain range formed in a similar way to the Andes of South America?
a) Rockies b) Cascades c) Himalayas d) Hawaiian Islands
Who proposed the continental drift hypothesis in 1912?
a) Sagan b) Darwin c) Wallace d) Wegener
What are the driving forces behind plate tectonics?
a) heat and convection b) heat and continental drift c) continental drift and convection d) temperature and continental drift
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