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Plates collide or push together at
a) divergent boundaries.
b) convergent boundaries.
c) transform boundaries.
d) mid ocean ridges.

The process by which oceanic crust sinks beneath continental crust and becomes magma is
a) direct transfer of heat.
b) subduction.
c) convection.
d) sonar.

Scientists rejected Wegener's theory because he could not
a) explain why continental crust was denser than oceanic crust.
b) describe the climate of Pangaea.
c) explain HOW the continent moved.
d) describe how seeds oved from Africa to South America.

The idea that Earth's lithosphere is broken into pieces that are moving due to Sea Floor Spreading and Convection Currents is known as
a) The Continental Drift Theory
b) The Plate Tectonics Theory
c) Alfred Wegener's Theory
d) The Theory of Sea Floor Spreading

Earth's solid inner core is surrounded by the hot, molten metal of which layer?
a) crust
b) mantle
c) outer core
d) lithosphere

What is the major difference between the inner and outer core?
a) The inner core is solid and the outer core is liquid.
b) The inner core is liquid and the outer core is solid.
c) The inner core is colder and the outer core is hot.
d) The inner core is bigger than the outer core.

The asthenosphere is part of which layer?
a) Crust
b) Mantle
c) Outer Core
d) Inner Core

Which layer of Earth is made up partly of crust and partly of solid mantle material?
a) lithosphere
b) asthenosphere
c) core
d) mid ocean ridge

Pressure increases with depth toward the center of Earth. In which layer would you expect pressure to be the greatest?
a) crust
b) mantle
c) outer core
d) inner core

Most earthquakes occur along
a) transform boundaries.
b) mid ocean ridges.
c) convergent boundaries.
d) divergent boundaries.

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