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What will be created at a convergent boundary between oceanic and continental crust?
a) Volcanic mountains and trenches
b) Island arcs and rifts
c) Volcanic island arcs and trenches
d) Mountains and mid-ocean ridges

What ocean does the Ring of Fire surround
a) Atlantic
b) Pacific
c) Indian
d) Panthalassa

What is the name of the crack that splits Iceland in two
a) Mid-Atlantic ridge
b) Great Rift Valley
c) San Andreas Fault
d) great big split

Where do most of the cracks in earths crust occur
a) In oceanic crust since it is thinnest
b) In oceanic crust since it is thickest
c) In continental crust since it is thinnest
d) In continental crust since it is thickest

What is NOT likely to happen at a divergent boundary?
a) Rift valley
b) Sea floor spreading
c) volcano formation
d) mountain formation

Which layer of the earth is composed of solid Iron and Nickel
a) mantle
b) asthenosphere
c) Inner core
d) outer core

What plate boundary creates volcanic island arcs?
a) Transform boundary
b) Continental Continental collision (A type of Convergent boundary)
c) Oceanic Continental subduction zone (A type of Convergent boundary)
d) Oceanic Oceanic subduction zone (A type of Convergent boundary)

What would you expect to find at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of South America (Hint: it is a subduction zone)
a) Davey Jones locker
b) A coral reef
c) A deep trench
d) Bikini bottom

A divergent boundary on land creates...
a) A rift, such as the Great Rift Valley in Africa
b) A ridge, such as the Mid-Atlantic ridge
c) A trench, such as the Mariana trench
d) A subduction zone, such as the Ring of Fire

At which boundary is crust neither created or destroyed?
a) Transform
b) Divergent
c) Convergent
d) Subduction zone

Which is the correct description of Ocean crust ages?
a) It is as old as Pangaea
b) It is the same age throughout
c) It is oldest at the trenches and youngest at the ridges
d) It is oldest at the ridges and youngest at the trenches

Continental to continental collisions have created the following
a) Mountains, such as the Andes
b) Trenches like the Mariana
c) Mountains, such as the Alps and the Himalayas
d) Earthquakes in California

Ridge push, slab pull, and convection all cause plate movement. Where in the Earth does this force come from
a) The Asthenosphere
b) The Lithosphere
c) Oceanic Crust
d) The Hydrosphere

What is the Earths only liquid layer
a) Lithosphere
b) Mantle
c) Outer core
d) Asthenosphere

The Hawaiian islands are an island chain that can be used to track the movement of the Pacific plate. What has created these islands?
a) Subduction
b) Hot spot
c) Divergent boundary
d) Convergent boundary

Where do most of the worlds volcanoes occur?
a) Along plate boundaries
b) Hot spots
c) In the center of continents
d) Transform faults

At which type of boundary does new crust form?
a) Convergent
b) Transform
c) Divergent
d) Subduction zone

At which type of boudary would folded mountains, such as the Himalayas, form?
a) Active
b) Transform
c) Divergent
d) Convergent

Large amounts of stress build up at plate boundaries until the plates eventually move. What does this create?
a) Volcanoes
b) Earthquakes
c) Trenches
d) Ridges

At a subduction zone, the sinking plate heats, melts, and forms magma. What does this create on Earths\' surface?
a) Volcanoes
b) Reverse faults
c) Folded mountains
d) Rift valleys

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