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The single, giant landmass that existed more than 200 million years ago
a) Pangaea b) Parthenon c) Pantheon d) Pangelon
The theory that continents were once joined together and have since drifted apart
a) Theory of Continental Drift b) Theory of Plate Tectonics c) Theory of Alfred Wegener d) Theory of Crust Movement
The underwater mountains
a) midocean ridge b) trenches c) transform faults d) boundaries
The process in which old ocean floor is pushed away from a midocean ridge by the formation of new ocean floor
a) ocean-floor (sea floor) spreading b) subduction c) convection d) abduction
A fault that runs across a midocean ridge
a) transform fault b) strike-slip boundary c) convervent boundary d) divergent boundary
A deep, V-shaped valley
a) trench b) midocean ridge c) rift valley d) transform fault
The theory that the Earth's plates are moving; links together the ideas of continental drift and ocean-floor spreading
a) Theory of Plate Tectonics b) Theory of Continental Drift c) Theory of Aldred Wegener d) Theory of Fossils
The theory that a land bridge once stretched across the Atlantic Ocean and connected South America and Africa is supported by evidence from
a) plant and animal fossils that cound not possibly have crossed the ocean but are found in both places b) plant and animal fossils that cound not possibly have crossed the ocean but are found in both places c) plant and animal fossils that cound not possibly have crossed the ocean but are found in both places d) plant and animal fossils that cound not possibly have crossed the ocean but are found in both places
The continental crust is
a) the part of Earth's crust that makes up dry land b) the part of Earth's crust that is found under Earth's oceans c) the part of Earth's crust that makes up dry land and is under the oceans d) the part of Earth's crust that makes the bottom of lakes
The oceanic crust is
a) the part of Earth's crust that is found under Earth's oceans b) the part of Earth's crust that makes up dry land c) the part of Earth's crust that makes up dry land and is under the oceans d) the part of Earth's crust that makes the bottom of lakes
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