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The theory that explains how large pieces of the Earth's outermost layer move and change shape.
a) plate tectonics
b) continental drift
c) tectonic boundary
d) earthquake

The boundary between two plates that are moving away from each other.
a) divergent boundary
b) transform boundary
c) convergent boundary
d) transverse boundary

The boundary between two plates that are sliding past each other horizontally.
a) transform boundary
b) divergent boundary
c) convergent boundary
d) transverse boundary

The boundary formed by the collision of two lithospheric plates.
a) convergent boundary
b) divergent boundary
c) transform boundary
d) transverse boundary

The process of moving layers of rock by heating and cooling.
a) convection
b) slab pull
c) ridge push
d) global positioning

Where oceanic lithosphere slides downhill due to gravity.
a) ridge push
b) convection
c) slab pull
d) rock expansion

When denser oceanic lithosphere sinks beneath continental lithosphere.
a) slab pull
b) ridge push
c) convection
d) rock expansion

The global positioning system can map the rate of tectonic plate movement using this.
a) radio signals
b) visual markers
c) lasers
d) motion detectors

A possible result of plates moving along a transform boundary.
a) earthquake
b) convection
c) sea-floor spreading
d) mountain range

The title of this section is
a) The Theory of Plate Tectonics
b) Restless Continents
c) Inside the Earth
d) Deforming the Earth's Crust

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