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Scientists think that convection currents flow in Earth's
a) continents b) mantle c) lithosphere d) inner core
The geologic theory that states that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion is called
a) subduction b) plate tectonics c) deep-ocean trenches d) sea-floor spreading
Which type of plate boundary occurs when two oceanic plate pull apart?
a) convergent boundary b) divergent boundary c) transform boundary d) rift valley
A continental plate collides with an oceanic plate at a(n) ________ boundary.
a) convergent boundary b) divergent boundary c) transform boundary d) deep-ocean trench
Two of Earth's plates slip past each other, moving in opposite directions, along a(n) ______ boundary.
a) convergent boundary b) divergent boundary c) transform boundary d) deep ocean trench
When continental plates pull apart at a divergent boundary on land, a(n) _________ forms.
a) subduction zone b) mid-ocean ridge c) rift valley d) deep-ocean trench
The place where two plates come together is known as a
a) transform boundary b) divergent boundary c) convergent boundary d) rift valley
A rift valley forms at a
a) convergent plate boundary b) divergent plate boundary c) transform fault boundary d) deep ocean trench
A collision between two pieces of continental crust at a converging boundary produces a
a) mid-ocean ridge b) deep-ocean trench c) rift valley d) mountain range
A place where two plates slip past each other, moving in opposite directions, is known as a
a) transform boundary b) divergent boundary c) convergent boundary d) rift valley
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