Plate Tectonics Chap 1 Question Preview (ID: 19562)


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The Hawaiian Hot spot is located in the middle of the
a) Pacific Plate
b) North American Plate
c) Nazca Plate
d) Eurasian Plate

A _________ formed the Hawaiian Islands
a) oceanic subduction
b) hot spot
c) continental -continental collision
d) oceanic-continental subduction

The least dense layer of the earth is the _______.
a) crust
b) mantle
c) inner core
d) outer core

What geologic event will occur at a transform boundary?
a) volcano
b) earthquake
c) mountain building
d) mid ocean ridge

Who wrote the Theory of Continental Drift?
a) Jeffrey Pitillo
b) Isaac Newton
c) Albert Einstein
d) Alfred Wegener

A _______________________ boundary occurs when the plates slide past each other.
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) normal

When 2 continental plates collide a ______________is formed.
a) continental -continental collsion
b) oceanic-oceanic subduction
c) oceanic-continental subduction
d) divergent boundary

A mid ocean ridge or underwater mountain occurs at a
a) transform boundary
b) divergent boundary
c) convergent boundary
d) normal boundary

Which layer contains convection currents which cause the plates to move?
a) crust
b) mantle
c) outer core
d) inner core

Which layer of the earth is home to life on earth?
a) crust
b) mantle
c) outer core
d) inner core

Which layer of the earth is the hottest?
a) crust
b) mantle
c) outer core
d) inner core

The inner core is made of
a) solid rock
b) liquid metal
c) solid metal
d) liquid rock

Wegener's theory of continental drift was supported by the following evidence..
a) Similar rock layers on North America and Africa
b) Puzzle fit of the continents
c) similar fossils on South America and Africa
d) all of the choices

When two oceanic plates collide the _________ dense layer sinks or subducts below.
a) less
b) more
c)
d)

A divergent boundary will cause a ________ to form
a) mountain
b) volcano
c) rift valley
d) tornado

A _______ boundary is when two plates pull apart.
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) continental

A ____________boundary is when two plates push together
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) continental

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