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The process that powers plate tectonics is...
a) Radiation b) Convection c) Conduction d) Subduction
The layer of the upper mantle that can flow is the...
a) Asthenosphere b) Lithosphere c) Inner core d) Continental crust
Two plates collide with each other at...
a) A divergent boundary b) A convergent boundary c) The boundary between the mantle and the crust d) A transform boundary
Most scientists rejected Wegener's theory of continental drift because the theory failed to explain...
a) Coal deposits in Antarctica b) Formation of mountains c) Climate changes d) How the continents move
The earths outer core is made of basalt and granite...
a) True b) False c) d)
When two continental plates converge a rift valley forms?
a) True b) False c) d)
The spinning if the asthenosphere, made up of iron and nickel , explains why earth has a magnetic field.......
a) True b) False c) d)
Which layer is primarily iron?
a) crust b) mantle c) core d)
How do geologists observe Earth's interior?
a) by studying destructive forces b) by studying constructive forces c) by studying seismic waves d) by looking under the layers
Where does subduction occur?
a) mid-ocean ridge b) the lower mantle c) deep ocean trench d) rift valleys
As you go deeper into Earth the pressure and the temperature both increase.
a) True b) False c) d)
Volcanoes usually form....
a) in the middle of a plate b) below the surface of a plate c) where earthquakes are least likely to occur. d) where tectonics plate meet.
Which layer has the greatest density?
a) crust b) core c) mantle d)
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