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used to measure the density of the Earth's layers
a) ruler b) seismograph c) d)
used as evidence for sea-floor spreading
a) magnetic reversal b) magnetic time c) d)
harderns to form new rock at mid-ocean ridges
a) magma b) jelly c) d)
What type of boundary is formed when plates slide past each other?
a) covergent b) transform c) divergent d) horizontal
used as evidence for continental drift
a) rift zones b) fossils c) d)
What is the area where two tectonic plates meet called?
a) rift zone b) collision c) mid-ocean ridge d) boundary
What type of boundary is formed when plates separate?
a) convergent b) divergent c) transform d) horizontal
What kind of force can lead to mountains with sharp, jagged peaks?
a) compression b) stress c) tension d) rebound
used to measure the movement of tectonic plates
a) GPS b) seismograph c) d)
What type of fault usually occurs because of compression?
a) folded b) normal c) reverse d) strike-slip
What type of fault usually occurs because of tension?
a) normal b) strike-slip c) reverse d) folded
Where does sea-floor spreading take place?
a) transform boundaries b) oceanic volcanoes c) mid-ocean ridges d) covergent boundaries
What is the liquid layer of the Earth's core called?
a) outer core b) inner core c) mesosphere d) lithosphere
In a normal fault, where does the hanging wall move relative to the footwall?
a) downward b) stays the same c) upward d) horizontally
What type of boundary is formed when plates collide?
a) convergent b) transform c) divergent d) horizontal
According to the continental drift theory, as single, huge continent once existed called
a) Eurasia b) Pangaea c) Panthalassa d) Wegner
What is the outermost layer of the Earth called?
a) core b) asthenospher c) lithosphere d) mesosphere
In a reverse fault, where does the hanging wall mover relative to the footwall?
a) stays the same b) downward c) horizontally d) upward
the sinking of a rock layer
a) subsidence b) subrock c) d)
stress that squeezes a rock layer
a) compacting b) compression c) d)
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