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Convection currents can be found in
a) the lithosphere
b) the asthenosphere
c) the crust
d) the inner core

_____________ is the process by which oceanic crust sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench
a) subduction
b) sinking
c) slipping
d) suction

A plate
a) is a section of lithosphere
b) is a flat sheet of material
c) meets another plate at a plate boundary
d) all of the choices

The theory of ______________ states that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are_____________
a) plate tectonics; in constant motion
b) continental drift; in constant motion
c) plate tectonics; solid
d) continental drift; solid

What are the 3 types of plate boundaries?
a) divergent, convergent, and transform
b) divergent, convergent, and transvergent
c) divergent, conform, and transform
d) divergent, conform, and transvergent

A divergent plate boundary that occurs in the ocean is called a
a) mid ocean ridge
b) rift ocean ridge
c) rift ocean valley
d) mid ocean valley

When oceanic crust converges with another piece of oceanic crust
a) subduction ocurs
b) mountains form
c) the more dense crust sinks
d) 2 of the choices

When continental crust converges with another piece of continental crust
a) mountains form
b) subduction occurs
c) the more dense crust sinks
d) 2 of the choices

___________ form along a ________ plate boundary
a) earthquakes; transform
b) earthquakes; divergent
c) earthquakes; convergent
d) earthquakes; transvergent

Along a transform plate boundary
a) crust isn't destroyed
b) crust is destroyed
c) crust is created
d) 2 of the choices

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