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The thin rigid layer that forms the outermost part of the lithosphere is called Earth's
a) Inner Core
b) Outer Core
c) Crust
d) Mantle

A tectonic plate is a slab of Earth's
a) Asthenosphere
b) Lithosphere
c) Outer Core
d) Inner Core

Earthquakes occur at which types of plate boundary?
a) Convergent
b) Transform
c) Divergent
d) Subduction

Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur in areas of the Pacific Ocean called the Ring of Fire. Scientists agree that the reason for this is because
a) Plate boundaries are located in those areas
b) The part of Earth is hotter than all the other parts of Earth
c) A large number of people live in these areas
d) The ocean weighs so much that it forces magma up

The volcanic island chain of Indonesia was created at a __________
a) Collision Boundary
b) Divergent Boundary
c) Transform Boundary
d) Subduction Boundary

The supercontinent that existed over 200 million years ago is called ___________.
a) Laurasia
b) Pangaea
c) Mesosaurus
d) None of the above

Convection currents in Earth's mantle are believed to be responsible for
a) Ocean currents
b) Plate movements
c) Climatic Changes
d) Uneven surface heating

Who proposed the theory of continental drift?
a) Isaac Newton
b) Albert Einstein
c) Alfred Wegener
d) Lewis Bohr

Which type of heat transfer causes the movement of tectonic plates?
a) Conduction
b) Radiation
c) Convection
d) Electromagnetic Waves

Which of the following pieces of evidence does NOT support the theory of plate tectonics?
a) The continents look like they fit together like a puzzle
b) Mountain ranges match where continental crust was once connected
c) Some plates have both continental and oceanic crust
d) Fossils of the Mesosaurus can be found on separate continents

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