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The theory of _________________________ states the Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into sections.
a) Theory of Plate Tectonics
b) Theory of Continental Plowing
c) Theory of Wandering Continents
d) Theory of Static Plates

What type of plate boundary would form folded mountains?
a) Divergents
b) Convergent
c) Subduction (convergent)
d) Transform

What type of plate boundary would form mid-oceanic ridges and rift valleys?
a) Divergent
b) Convergent
c) Subduction (convergent)
d) Transform

What type of boundary would form volcanoes and trenches?
a) Divergent
b) Convergent
c) Subduction (convergent)
d) Transform

Why type of plate boundary would form a strike slip fault?
a) Divergent
b) Convergent
c) Subduction (convergent)
d) Transform

Earth's continents were once joined as one large landmass. What was this landmass called?
a) Pangaea
b) Indo-Australia
c) Eurasia
d) Pacifica

Volcanic island arcs are associated with which of the following boundaries?
a) Oceanic-Continental
b) Continental-Oceanic
c) Oceanic-Oceanic
d) Continental-Continental

Divergent boundaries are characterized by what type of movement to the Earth's crust?
a) Moves apart
b) Moves together
c) Collision
d) Slides past

Convergent boundaries, including subduction boundaries, are characterized by what type of movement to the Earth's crust?
a) Moves apart
b) Collision
c) Shearing
d) Slides past

The observation that continents fit together like puzzle pieces, and may have once been connected, led Alfred Wegener to propose a theory in 1910 called
a) Theory of Continental Drift
b) Theory of Continental Plowing
c) Theory of Plate Tectonics
d) Theory of Wandering Continents

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