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A possible result of plates moving along a transform boundary is
a) oceans.
b) earthquakes.
c) sea-floor spreading
d) convection

Where denser oceanic lithosphere sink beneath continental lithosphere
a) slab pull
b) convection
c) ridge push
d) divergent boundary

Where two plate collide
a) slab pull
b) divergent boundary
c) transform boundary
d) covergent boundary

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

Where two plates are moving away from each other
a) covergent boundary
b) divergent boundary
c) transform boundary
d) convection

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

Where two plates are moving horizontally past each other
a) transform boundary
b) slab pull
c) ridge push
d) convergent boundary

The process of moving layers of rock by heating and cooling
a) slab pull
b) magma
c) convection
d) oceanic crust

The theory that explains how tectonic plates move
a) Mrs. Parkerson's theory
b) Theory of plate tectonics
c) The Snoopy Theory

The lithosphere moves on top of the asthenosphere
a) True
b) False

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