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The giant landmass where all continents were connected
a) Gondwana
b) Laurasia
c) Pangaea
d) Pandwana

Hot magma ______ and cool magma _______.
a) sinks; rises
b) rises; sinks
c) rises; rises
d) rises and sinks; only sinks

Plates move on the surface of the Earth because of
a) magma melting
b) convention
c) hotspots
d) convection

Plates continually move a little bit each year
a) Law of Plate Tectonics
b) Theory of Plate Tectonics
c) Law of Superposition
d) Theory of Relativity

The scale used to measure the magnitude of an earthquake
a) Richter scale
b) Mercalli scale
c) Earthquake scale
d) VEI scale

This process makes new crust at the bottom of the ocean at a divergent boundary
a) mid atlantic ridge
b) hotspot
c) subduction
d) sea floor spreading

The Hawaiian Islands are an example
a) convergent boundary
b) transform boundary
c) hotspot
d) vacation destination

The 12,000 mile long chain of underwater mountains that formed at a divergent boundary is
a) sea floor spreading
b) mid atlantic ridge
c) subduction
d) mid pacific ridge

A stationary source of magma in the middle of a tectonic plate
a) lava dome
b) magma pool
c) magma source
d) hotspot

Earthquakes occur at this boundary
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) none of the above

Mountains form at this boundary as plates push together
a) strike slip fault
b) divergent
c) transform
d) convergent

Volcanoes form at this boundary as plates pull apart
a) divergent
b) convergent
c) transform
d) transform and convergent

The boundary where two plates slide past each other
a) divergent
b) transform
c) convergent
d) uplift

The boundary where two plates pull apart
a) convergent
b) transform
c) divergent
d) none of the above

The border between two tectonic plates
a) border
b) boundary
c) joint
d) fault

The boundary where two plates come together
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) all of the above

The lithosphere is part of the
a) core
b) mantle
c) crust
d) asthenosphere

The layer that supports and moves the tectonic plates is
a) lithosphere
b) asthenosphere
c) core
d) crust

The crust supporting the continents is __________ and the crust supporting the oceans is _________.
a) lithosphere; asthenosphere
b) oceanic; continental
c) asthenosphere; lithosphere
d) continental; oceanic

Evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics includes
a) Pangaea broke apart into smaller landmasses that then continued breaking apart into even smaller landmasses
b) Some continents like Africa and South America seem to fit together like puzzle pieces
c) Fossils have been found in locations where the animals do not live
d) all are pieces of evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics

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