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Which piece of evidence does NOT support the Continental Drift Theory?
a) The same fossils were found along the west coast of South America and the east coast of Africa.
b) Pottery found on both coast lines
c) Folded mountains occurred at both coast lines of South AMerica and Africa
d) Africa and South America fit together like a puzzle

What is the name of the continents when they were one land mass?
a) Gondwannaland
b) Lurasia
c) Pangea
d) Kitandkaboodle

The heat from the core rise to the top of the crust and causes the plates to move. What movement inside the earth causes the plates to move?
a) Convection Current
b) Radiation
c) Conduction Current
d) Divergent Boundary

What type of boundary do you have when the ocean floor dives under the continental plate?
a) volcanos
b) transform
c) divergent
d) subduction, which is a type of convergent boundary.

Where oceanic and continental plate collide, what type of landform can be found?
a) volcano
b) deltas
c) rivers
d) mid-ocean ridge

The top layer of the earth is called the
a) Mantle
b) Lithosphere
c) Core
d) Asthenosphere

What is the idea behind the Continental Drift Theory?
a) The earth creates new rock and melts the old rock
b) The ice age caused the continents to separate
c) The continents were at one time one land mass and the continents slowly drifted apart
d) Convection currents in the earth move the plates

What is the idea behind Sea floor spreading?
a) Convection currents in the earth move the plates
b) The continents were at one time one land mass and over time slowly drifted apart
c) Mountain ranges are created
d) The ice age caused the continents to start moving

If the plates are moving towards each other, what type of boundary do you have?
a) Divergent
b) Lithosphere
c) Transform
d) Convergent

What type of boundary do you have when the plates are moving away from each other?
a) Subduction
b) Divergent
c) Transform
d) Convergent

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