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New oceanic floor forms at a mid-ocean ridge which is what type of boundary?
a) divergent plate boundary
b) convergent plate boundary
c) transform plate boundary
d) all of these are possible

At what type of plate boundary do earthquakes occur?
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) all of these

At convergent plate boundaries where oceanic and continental crust collide,
a) no associated volcanism occurs
b) oceanic crust is subducted
c) continental crust is subducted
d) oceanic crust is crreated

Explosive volcanoes are associated with which type of boundary?
a) transform plate boundaries
b) divergent plate boundaries
c) ocean-ocean convergent plate boundaries
d) ocean-continent convergent plate boundaries

As distance increases from the mid-ocean ridge, the rocks
a) grow younger
b) grow older
c) do not change in age
d) become liquid

A place where two plates slip past each other, moving in opposite directions, is known as a
a) transform boundary
b) divergent boundary
c) convergent boundary
d) rift valley

A rift valley forms at a
a) convergent boundary
b) divergent boundary
c) transform boundary
d) deep ocean trench

A collision between two pieces of continental crust at a converging boundary produces a
a) mid-ocean ridge
b) deep-ocean trench
c) rift valley
d) mountain range

Earthquakes are most likely to occur at the borders of
a) continents
b) lithospheric plates
c) countries
d) oceans

Which ocean was produced by sea floor spreading between Africa and South America?
a) Pacific Ocean
b) Indian Ocean
c) Atlantic Ocean
d) Southern Ocean

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