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What is the name of the scientist that came up with the theory of continental drift?
a) Alfred Einstein
b) Alfred Wegener
c) Albert Wegener
d) Albert Watson

What is the name of the fresh-water animal fossil found on Pangaea?
a) Lystrosaurus
b) Glossopteris
c) Mesosaurus
d) Stegosaurus

Most scientists support continental drift.
a) True
b) False

In what year did Wegener come up with his theory?
a) 1900
b) 2013
c) 1912
d) 1982

Rocks in Europe matched rocks found in Africa.
a) True
b) False

How long ago did Pangaea exist?
a) 50 million years ago
b) 250 million years ago
c) 500 million years ago
d) 150 billion years ago

What does drift mean?
a) to move apart slowly
b) to move apart quickly
c) to float
d) to move up and down

What 2 continents seemed to have matching coastlines like jigsaw pieces?
a) Africa and Europe
b) North America and Europe
c) South America and North America
d) South America and Africa

What was the name of the plant fossil found on Pangaea?
a) Mesosaurus
b) Glossopteris
c) Wegener
d) Lystrosaurs

What does Pangaea mean in Greek?
a) all the land
b) all the world
c) all the people
d) all the life

What 2 continents had matching mountains on them?
a) South America and Africa
b) South America and Europe
c) North America and Europe
d) North America and Africa

How much do the continents move each year?
a) 2 1/2 feet
b) 2 1/2 centimeters
c) 25 centimeters
d) 2 miles

It took 50 million years for the continents to separate and drift apart.
a) True
b) False

What was the lystrosaurus?
a) An animal fossil found on Pangaea
b) A plant fossil found on Pangaea
c) A dinosaur
d) The name of the supercontinent

What country is the scientist that came up with continental drift from?
a) Austria
b) Russia
c) Poland
d) Germany

Which 2 continents had matching coal beds and diamonds found on them?
a) North America and Europe
b) South America and North America
c) South America and Africa
d) Africa and Europe

Alfred Wegener studied the fossils of the Mesosaurus.
a) True
b) False

What are traces of living things called?
a) rocks
b) fossils
c) minerals
d) Pangaea

What was found in Africa and South America that shows there was an ice age?
a) rocks
b) diamonds
c) fossils
d) glacial deposits

Which one of these is NOT a type of evidence that supports continental drift?
a) Fossils
b) Climate
c) Matching Mountains
d) Shapes of Coastlines

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