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

. Alfred Wegener is the scientist who proposed the continental drift theory that lead to the theory of plate tectonics. Why was his theory rejected by other scientists?
a) Scientists did not like the evidence he presented
b) He was not well liked by other scientists
c) He did not have any evidence that the continents were moving
d) He could not prove what was causing the continents to move

Which type of rock would a person look for if they wanted to find a fossil?
a) minerals
b) metamorphic
c) igneous
d) sedimentary

Areas on Earth's surface that lie above the places where tectonic plates meet are characterized by
a) a lack of plant and animal life.
b) stable, temperate climate conditions.
c) lengthy formations of sea arches.
d) frequent earthquake activity.

A boundary where two tectonic plates come together, or collide, is called a .
a) transfer boundary.
b) transform boundary.
c) convergent boundary.
d) divergent boundary

Tropical plant fossils have been found in Antarctica. This indicates that
a) some tropical plants can survive in cold weather.
b) the climate of Antarctica must have once been warm.
c) tropical plants can grow underground.
d) humans must have left the plants there.

The theory of plate tectonics attempts to explain the
a) layering of sedimentary rock.
b) gravitational forces of Earth.
c) movement of Earth's upper layers and the continents.
d) composition of Earth's inner regions.

A deep well or mine shaft goes through which layer or layers of Earth?
a) crust only
b) mantle only
c) crust and mantle
d) mantle and core

What type of rock is formed by volcanic activity?
a) sedimentary
b) igneous
c) coal
d) metamorphic

What is the minimum number of seismograph stations needed to find the epicenter of an earthquake?
a) one
b) two
c) three
d) four

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