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Which layers of Earth have convection currents?
a) lithosphere and asthenosphere
b) outer core and inner core
c) lower mantle and outer core
d) asthenosphere and inner core

When you burn your hand on a hot pan, this is an example of which type of heat transfer?
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) subduction

Which type of rock is oceanic crust mostly made out of?
a) granite
b) obsidian
c) pumice
d) basalt

Which of the following landforms can form at a convertgent boundary?
a) trench
b) mountain
c) rift valley
d) plain

Which layer of Earth is under the greatest amount of pressure?
a) crust
b) outer core
c) asthenosphere
d) inner core

_____ is when the ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle.
a) conduction
b) radiation
c) subduction
d) convection

Two plates slip past each other in opposite directions at this type of boundary.
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) tectonic plate

What is the direct evidence gathered by geolgists about Earth's interior?
a) rock samples
b) seismic waves
c) volcanoes
d) mineral samples

Which layer of Earth controls the magnetic field?
a) inner core
b) outer core
c) lithosphere
d) asthenosphere

Which of the following landforms is formed at a divergent boundary?
a) rift valley
b) mountain
c) volcano
d) trench

When molten material rises up during sea-floor spreading, ______ are formed.
a) deep-ocean trench
b) mid-ocean ridge
c) plateau
d) volcano

Boiling water is an example of which type of heat transfer?
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) subduction

Which part of the mantle is made of soft rock that bends like plastic?
a) outer core
b) crust
c) lithosphere
d) asthenosphere

As depth increases towards the center of the Earth,
a) heat increases and pressure increases.
b) heat decreases and pressure increases.
c) heat increases and pressure decreases.
d) heat decreases and pressure decreases.

Warming your hands in front of a fire, is an example of which type of heat transfer?
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) subduction

Which layer of Earth is broken into sections called plates?
a) crust
b) litosphere
c) astheosphere
d) lower mantle

Which layer of Earth is a dense ball of solid metal?
a) asthenopshere
b) outer core
c) inner core
d) lithosphere

Convection currents in the mantle cause
a) sea-floor spreading.
b) the plates to move.
c) continental drift.
d) all of the aswers listed.

Geologists gather indirect evidence about Earth's interior by
a) looking a rock samples
b) measuring pressure differences at Earth's surface.
c) estimating temperature inside Earth.
d) recording and studying seismic waves.

According to Wegener's hypothesis of continental drift
a) Earth's surface is made up of seven major landmasses.
b) the continents moved in the past but not any more.
c) Earth is slowly cooling and shrinking
d) the continents were once joined together in a single landmass.

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