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The giant landmass where all continents were connected
a) Gondwana b) Laurasia c) Pangaea d) Pandwana
Hot magma ______ and cool magma _______.
a) sinks; rises b) rises; sinks c) rises; rises d) rises and sinks; only sinks
Plates move on the surface of the Earth because of
a) magma melting b) conventions currents c) hotspots d) convection currents
Plates continually move a little bit each year
a) Law of Plate Tectonics b) Theory of Plate Tectonics c) Law of Superposition d) Theory of Relativity
The scale used to measure the magnitude of an earthquake
a) Richter scale b) Mercalli scale c) Earthquake scale d) VEI scale
This process makes new crust at the bottom of the ocean at a divergent boundary
a) mid atlantic ridge b) hotspot c) subduction d) sea floor spreading
The Hawaiian Islands are an example
a) convergent boundary b) transform boundary c) hotspot d) vacation destination
The location on the Earth's surface directly above the origin of an earthquake
a) hypocenter b) epicenter c) richter d) subcenter
A stationary source of magma in the middle of a tectonic plate
a) lava dome b) magma pool c) magma source d) hotspot
Earthquakes occur at this boundary
a) convergent b) divergent c) transform d) none of the above
Mountains form at this boundary
a) strike slip fault b) divergent c) transform d) convergent
The boundary where two plates slide past each other
a) divergent b) transform c) convergent d) uplift
Volcanoes form at this boundary as plates pull apart
a) divergent b) convergent c) transform d) transform and convergent
The boundary where two plates pull apart
a) convergent b) transform c) divergent d) none of the above
The boundary where two plates come together
a) convergent b) divergent c) transform d) all of the above
The border between two tectonic plates
a) border b) boundary c) joint d) fault
The lithosphere is part of the
a) core b) mantle c) crust d) asthenosphere
The layer that supports and moves the tectonic plates is
a) lithosphere b) asthenosphere c) core d) crust
The crust supporting the continents is __________ and the crust supporting the oceans is _________.
a) lithosphere; asthenosphere b) oceanic; continental c) asthenosphere; lithosphere d) continental; oceanic
Evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics includes
a) Pangaea broke apart into smaller landmasses that then continued breaking apart into even smaller landmasses b) Some continents like Africa and South America seem to fit together like puzzle pieces c) Fossils have been found in locations where the animals do not live d) all are pieces of evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics
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