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The process that powers plate tectonics is...
a) Radiation
b) Convection
c) Conduction
d) Subduction

The layer of the upper mantle that can flow is the...
a) Asthenosphere
b) Lithosphere
c) Inner core
d) Continental crust

Two plates collide with each other at...
a) A divergent boundary
b) A convergent boundary
c) The boundary between the mantle and the crust
d) A transform boundary

Most scientists rejected Wegener's theory of continental drift because the theory failed to explain...
a) Coal deposits in Antarctica
b) Formation of mountains
c) Climate changes
d) How the continents move

The earths outer core is made of basalt and granite...
a) True
b) False

When two continental plates converge a rift valley forms?
a) True
b) False

The spinning if the asthenosphere, made up of iron and nickel , explains why earth has a magnetic field.......
a) True
b) False

Which layer is primarily iron?
a) crust
b) mantle
c) core

How do geologists observe Earth's interior?
a) by studying destructive forces
b) by studying constructive forces
c) by studying seismic waves
d) by looking under the layers

Where does subduction occur?
a) mid-ocean ridge
b) the lower mantle
c) deep ocean trench
d) rift valleys

As you go deeper into Earth the pressure and the temperature both increase.
a) True
b) False

Volcanoes usually form....
a) in the middle of a plate
b) below the surface of a plate
c) where earthquakes are least likely to occur.
d) where tectonics plate meet.

Which layer has the greatest density?
a) crust
b) core
c) mantle

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