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As you move further from a divergent boundary, ocean crust becomes
a) younger, warmer, less dense
b) younger, cooler, more dense
c) older, warmer, less dense
d) older, cooler, more dense

New ocean crust is created at a
a) convergent boundary
b) divergent boundary
c) transform boundary
d) subduction zone

Compared to ocean crust, continental crust is
a) thinner and more dense
b) thinner and less dense
c) thicker and more dense
d) thicker and less dense

Mid-ocean ridges are created at
a) Convergent boundaries
b) Divergent boundaries
c) Transform boundaries
d) Subduction zones

Subduction means
a) one plate moving away from another
b) one plate sliding horizontally past another
c) one plate going under another
d) plates not moving

Compared to P waves, S waves are
a) Faster and travel through solid and liquid
b) Faster and travel through only solid
c) Slower and travel through solid and liquid
d) Slower and only travel through solid

You need this many stations to find the epicenter of an earthquake
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

Tectonics plates move and we have different plate boundaries due to this process in the asthenosphere.
a) Conduction
b) Convection
c) Radiation
d) Radioactive Decay

Mountains are made by plates colliding plates and volcanic activity at
a) convergent boundaries only
b) divergent boundaries only
c) convergent and divergent boundaries
d) transform boundaries

We know the outer core is liquid because
a) P waves do not travel through it
b) S waves do not travel through it
c) Neither P waves or S waves travel through it
d) Both P and S waves travel through it

We know what the Earth looks like inside by looking at
a) seismic waves
b) radioactive decay
c) digging through it
d) believing anything our earth science teacher says

During an earthquake, you should
a) run around screaming help!
b) stand next to a really tall, unsecured bookcase full of heavy objects
c) drop, cover (under a sturdy object) and hold on
d) get in an elevator

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