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Which German scientist first proposed the idea of continental drift?
a) Alfred Wegener
b) Albert Einstein
c) Ludwig van Beethoven
d) Neils Bohr

Which of the following is NOT evidence that supports continental drift theory?
a) Most scientists did not believe Wegener's theory was true
b) The continents' shapes match almost perfectly
c) Identical fossils were found on different continents
d) Warm weather plant fossils were found in Antarctica

Which of the following statements is FALSE about convection currents?
a) Cold magma is less dense than warm magma, so it rises
b) Convection currents take place in the mantle
c) Since cold magma is denser than warm magma, cold magma falls
d) When cold magma heats up, it becomes less dense and rises

Which of the following is the correct order for the layers of Earth, starting from the outermost layer?
a) Crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
b) Mantle, crust, outer core, inner core
c) Inner core, outer core, mantle, crust
d) Outer core, mantle, inner core, crust

Which type of plate boundary creates new crust?
a) Divergent
b) Convergent
c) Transform
d) Continental

Earthquakes are the most powerful at which type of plate boundary?
a) Transfom
b) Divergent
c) Convergent
d) Continental

How are continental and oceanic crust different?
a) Continental crust is less denser, thicker, and made of granite
b) Continental crust is denser than oceanic crust and made of granite
c) Continental crust is thinner than oceanic crust and denser
d) Continental crust can only be found in South America

The process of magma escaping through mid-ocean ridges and paving the seafloor is called...
a) seafloor spreading
b) convection currents
c) plat tectonics
d) continental drift

Which of the following is most likely to be found at convergent plate boundaries?
a) Subduction zones
b) midocean ridges
c) Seafloor spreading
d) Earthquakes

What is Pangaea?
a) The supercontinent that existed 250 million years ago
b) The scientist who discovered continental drift
c) The type of plate boundary where earthquakes occur
d) a type of seafloor spreading

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