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Which layer contains convection currents which cause the plates ot move?
a) crust b) mantle c) outer core d) inner core
Which layer of the earth is home to life on earth?
a) crust b) mantle c) outer core d) inner core
Which layer of the earth is the hottest?
a) crust b) mantle c) outer core d) inner core
The inner core is made of
a) solid rock b) liquid metal c) solid metal d) liquid rock
Wegner's theory of continental drift was supported by the following evidence..
a) Similar rock layers on north America and Africa b) Puzzle fit of the continents c) similar fossils on South America and Africa d) all of the choices
When two oceanic plates collide the _________ dense layer sinks or subducts below.
a) less b) more c) d)
A divergent boundary will cause a ________ to form
a) mountain b) volcano c) rift valley d) tornado
A _______ boundary is when two plates pull apart.
a) convergent b) divergent c) transform d) continental
A ____________boundary is when two plates push together
a) convergent b) divergent c) transform d) continental
A mid ocean ridge occurs at a
a) transform boundary b) divergent boundary c) convergent boundary d) normal boundary
When 2 continental plates collide a ______________is formed
a) continental -continental collsion b) oceanic-oceanic subduction c) oceanic-continental subduction d) divergent boundary
A _______________________ boundary occurs when the plates slide past each other.
a) convergent b) divergent c) transform d) normal
WHat geologic event will occur at a transform boundary?
a) volcano b) earthquake c) mountain building d) mid ocean ridge
Who wrote the Theory of Continental Drift?
a) Jeffrey Pitillo b) Isaac Newton c) Albert Einstein d) Alfred Wegener
The least dense payer of the earth is the _______.
a) crust b) mantle c) inner core d) outer core
A _________ formed the Hawaiian Islands
a) oceanic subduction b) hot spot c) continental -continental collision d) oceanic-continental subduction
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