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How the plates move and interact is known as the...
a) continental drift theory b) theory of Pangaea c) theory of plate tectonics d) theory of evolution
Divergent boundaries are when plates...
a) collide b) separate c) slide past each other d) move under another plate
Sea-floor spreading forms
a) mountains b) rift valleys c) mid-ocean ridges d) trenches
Subduction is when plates
a) collide b) separate c) slide past each other d) move under another plate
The Marianas Trench was formed by
a) sea-floor spreading b) earthquakes c) subduction d) volcanoes
Transform boundaries are known for causing...
a) volcanoes b) earthquakes c) rift valleys d) trenches
The Himalayas are an example of...
a) a convergent boundary b) a divergent boundary c) a transform boundary d) subduction
The African Rift Valley is due to plates that are...
a) diverging b) converging c) transforming d) subducting
In the Atlantic mid-ocean ridge, the OLDER land is...
a) found closer to the ridge b) found further from the ridge c) destroyed d) pushed out of the water
Our tectonic plates are composed of...
a) the crust b) the mantle c) the lithosphere d) the upper mantle
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