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the theory of ______________ states that Earth's continents have moved slowly over Earth's surface
a) continental drift
b) plate tectonics
c) Wegner
d) none of the choices

The single landmass that broke apart and gave rise to today's continents is called
a) Pangea
b) Rift Valley
c) Supercontinent
d) North America

Which of the following is not evidence for continental drift?
a) Shapes of continents
b) Fossils
c) Climate change
d) Equator position

Geologists in Wegner's time thought mountains form because
a) Earth was shrinking
b) Continents collide
c) G-d made them
d) 2 of the choices

Mountain ranges that line up even though they are on different continents is an example of what type of evidence for continental drift?
a) land features
b) climate change
c) shape of continents
d) fossils

__________ are remains of organisms that have been preserved in rock
a) sediments
b) fossils
c) glossopteris
d) 2 of the choices

Why are fossils of Mesosauras and Lystrosaurus evidence for continental drift?q
a) because the dinosaurs could easily swim
b) because the dinosaurs couldn't swim in salt water
c) because the dinosaurs could walk around
d) none of the choices

Which of the following is evidence for continental drift from climate change?
a) tropical plants were found in the arctic
b) tropical plants were found in the tropics
c) glaciers were found in the arctic
d) 2 of the choices

___________ deposits can be found in __________, showing evidence for continental drift
a) glacial; Africa
b) glacial; the arctic
c) tropical plant; the tropics
d) tropical plant; Africa

Wegner's hypothesis wasn't accepted in his lifetime because
a) he had no proof as to how continents were drifting
b) he had no evidence that continents were drifting
c) he had evidence that the continents were drifting
d) he had proof as to how the continents were drifting

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