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In Alfred Wegener's theory on continental drift, what was the name of his Supercontinent?
a) Laurasia b) Pangaea c) Gondwanaland d) Venesia
Some evidence of continental drift came from impressions left in rocks from from millions of years ago called:
a) casts b) molds c) fossils d) prints
Which two continents did Wegener notice had shorelines that fit together like pieces of a puzzle?
a) Asia and South America b) Africa and Australia c) South America and North America d) South America and Africa
On his theory of continental drift, what part could Wegener not explain to other scientists?
a) the mechanism to move continents b) the different masses of the continents c) the climate and weather patterns of the continents d) the unequal distribution between the amount of land and the amount of water on earth
Wegeners theory was initially discarded, but in the mid 1960's new data was collected and the theory was updated and given the name of:
a) mountain shifting b) continental convergence c) plate tectonics d) coastal subduction
According to ocean drilling data, the oldest oceanic crust is located:
a) near mid-ocean ridges b) near continental edges c) near offshore island chains d) along oceanic slopes
An elevated geologic feature on the sea-floor, along a divergent boundary is called a:
a) rift valley b) basin expanse c) oceanic ridge d) deep-ocean trench
Also found along a divergent boundary, you could find a deep faulted structurecalled a:
a) convergent alley b) seamount chain c) divergent zone d) rift valley
An area where more dense oceanic crust folds under the less dense continental crust is called a:
a) rift valley b) seamount chain c) divergent zone d) subduction zone
According to ocean drilling data, the youngest oceanic crust is located:
a) near mid-ocean ridges b) near continental edges c) near offshore island chains d) along oceanic slopes
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