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Review Of Plate Tectonics, Boundaries, And Faults.[print questions]

A fault where plates slide past each other without moving up or down is...
a) Reverse
b) Normal
c) Strike-Slip

This is a fault where plates pull apart, creating a valley.
a) Reverse
b) Normal
c) Strike-Slip

A fault where one of the plates is forced up.
a) Reverse
b) Normal
c) Strike-Slip

Why do California and Alaska have more earthquakes that Ohio and Florida?
a) Ohio and FLorida are located near tectonic plate boundaries
b) Coastal areas have more earthquakes
c) Thicker continental crust reduces earthquakes
d) California and Alaska are near tectonic plate boundaries

Which of the following best describes convection?
a) Particles collide with each other transferring heat energy
b) hot rock material flows upward, cools, then sinks
c) Energy from the magma touch the surrounding rock
d) differences in the composition of magma causes movement

How do mid-ocean ridges form?
a) hot spots erupted along the ocean floor and created a ridge
b) two tectonic plates moved toward each other
c) two tectonic plates moved away from each other
d) Earthquakes created a long ridge on the ocean floor

Where does most of Earth's seismic activity occur?
a) along the edges of continents
b) along tectonic plate boundaries
c) along mountain ranges
d) along stream valleys

Which type of tectonic plate occurs where they are moving apart from each other
a) a convergent boundary
b) a divergent boundary
c) a strike-slip boundary
d) a transform boundary

Along what type of plate boundary might a mountain range form?
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) fault
d) transform

What event happens in a transform boundary?
a) an eruption
b) a storm surge
c) an earthquake
d) a convection zone

Which theory explains why earthquakes and volcanoes occur?
a) the theory of gravity
b) the theory of subduction
c) the theory of plate tectonics
d) the theory of convection

What is a fault?
a) a hot spot in the lithosphere
b) a break or crack in the mantle
c) a landform formed by volcanic activity
d) a break or crack in the lithosphere (crust)

Which of the following causes the movement of Earth's tectonic plates?
a) convection of Earth's upp
b) conduction of Earth's core
c) large faults in mountain ranges
d) energy released from volcanic activity

Which feature usually forms along a divergent plate boundary on Earth's crust?
a) a rift valley
b) an ocean trench
c) a chain of volcanoes
d) a fault-block mountain

Which type of plate boundaries involves a collision between two plates?
a) hot spot
b) convergent
c) divergent
d) transform

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