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How far do tectonic plates in the lithosphere move each year?
a) 5mm
b) 5cm
c) 5m
d) 5km

What type of boundary is it when two adjacent tectonic plates move away from each other?
a) convergent
b) transform fault
c) divergent
d) strike-slip

What type of boundary is it when two adjacent tectonic plates move toward each other?
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) strike-slip
d) transform fault

What type of boundary is it when two adjacent tectonic plates grind past each other in opposite directions?
a) strike-slip
b) convergent
c) divergent
d) transform fault

When a tectonic plate made of oceanic crust moves under a tectonic plate made of continental crust which geologic feature forms?
a) mountain
b) island chain
c) trench
d) volcanic arc

When a tectonic plate made of continental crust collides with another tectonic plate made of continental crust which geologic feature forms?
a) trench
b) mountain
c) island arc
d) mid-ocean ridge

what type of zone is it where a tectonic plate made of oceanic crust moves under a tectonic plate made of continental crust?
a) fault-block
b) expansion
c) shock
d) subduction

Newly formed land consisting of an arch-shaped island chain is called a(n):
a) lagoon
b) volcanic island arch
c) seamount
d) plateau

Describe the plate boundary that exists between India and Asia where an earthquake just occurred in the highest mountains on Earth?
a) two adjacent plates grinding past each other in opposite directions
b) two plates moving in opposite directions forming a mid-ocean ridge
c) one plate was thrust upward, higher than the adjacent plate
d) two plates that collided long ago and continue to press against one another

What type of currents within the Earth are thought to be responsible for the movement of the lithospheric tectonic plates?
a) conduction
b) fracturing
c) molten
d) convection

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