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What are 4 types of evidence supporting continental drift?
a) Continental shapes, matching fossils, rock types and structures, ancient climates b) continental shapes, matching fossils, rock types and structures, paleomagnetism c) continental climates, ancient fossils, Pangaea, earthquake patterns d) continental rock types, fossil structures, matching climates, ancient shapes
What is a mantle plume?
a) Hot spot b) A mass of hotter-than-normal mantle material c) intraplate volcanism d) geyser
What type of plate boundary adds lithosphere?
a) Divergent boundary b) Convergent boundary c) Transform fault boundary d) Tectonic
What forms at convergent boundaries between continental and ocean crust?
a) Volcanic mountain arcs b) Volcanic island arcs c) Continental volcanic arcs d) Mountains
What is a subduction zone and at what plate boundary does this occur?
a) Where a plate is subducted, occur at convergent boundaries b) Where a plate is subducted, occur at divergent boundaries c) Where a plate is uplifted, occur at transform fault boundaries d) Where a plate is uplifted, occur at convergent boundaries
On the Richter scale, how many times bigger is an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 than an earthquake with a magnitude of 4?
a) 10 b) 100 c) 1000 d) 3
What type of surface wave does the energy run perpendicular to the rock?
a) transverse waves b) longitudinal waves c) p waves d) s waves
What type of surface wave does the energy run parallel to the rock?
a) transverse waves b) loongitudinal waves c) p waves d) s waves
An earthquake in the ocean can cause a destructive sea wave called a...
a) Tsunami b) seismic waves c) liquefaction d) p and s waves
What causes subsidence and uplift?
a) Earthquakes b) Liquefaction c) Tsunamis d) Landslides
What are the 4 types of evidence supporting plate tectonics?
a) Paleomagnetism, earthquake patterns, ocean drilling, hot spots b) Paleomagnetism, earthquake patterns, ocean drilling, intraplate volcanism c) Rock types and structures, continental drilling, hot spots, earthquake patterns d) Continental drift, plate boundaries, earthquake patterns, paleomagnetism
What is a vent?
a) An opening in a volcano that lava comes out of b) Tube magma comes out of c) steep depression in volcano d) underground area of magma
What is the difference between aa and pahoehoe?
a) aa- rough, jagged, and more viscous, pahoehoe- smoother and less viscous b) aa- smoother and less viscous, pahoehoe- rough, jagged and more viscous c) aa- rough, jagged and less viscous, pahoehoe- smoother and more viscous d) aa- smoother and more viscous, pahoehoe- rough, jagged and less viscous
What are the factors affecting eruptions?
a) Viscousity and dissolved gases b) Viscousity and pyroclastic materials c) Dissolved gases and pyroclastic materials d) Pyroclastic materials and magma
What is slab-pull?
a) As one side of a plate subducts, it pulls the rest with it b) Movement by convection currents c) Ocean drilling d) Paleomagnetism
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