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New ocean crust is formed at
a) Divergent boundaries
b) convergent boundaries
c) continental volcanic arcs
d) transform fault boundaries

Which of the following is a geographic example of a transform fault boundary
a) the East African Rift valley
b) the San Andreas Fault
c) the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
d) the Andes Mountains

What type of boundary occurs where two plates move together, causing one plate to descend into the mantle beneath the other plate?
a) transform fault
b) divergent
c) convergent
d) transitional

A divergent boundary at two continental plates can result in a
a) rift valley
b) volcanic island arc
c) continental volcanic arc
d) subduction zone

What kind of plate boundary occurs where two plates grind past each other without destroying or producing lithosphere?
a) Divergent
b) Convergent
c) transitional
d) transform fault

In the plate tectonic theory, a plate can be made up of
a) continental lithosphere only.
b) oceanic lithosphere only
c) both continental and oceanic lithosphere
d) both continental and oceanic asthenosphere

According to the theory of plate tectonics,
a) the asthenosphere is divided into plates
b) the lithosphere is divided into plates
c) the asthenosphere moves over the lithosphere
d) the asthenosphere is strong and rigid

During an earthquake, the ground surface
a) moves only in a horizontal direction
b) moves only in a vertical direction
c) can move in any direction
d) does not move

Most earthquakes are produced by the rapid release of which kind of energy stored in rock subjected to great forces?
a) chemical
b) thermal
c) elastic
d) mechanical

Oceanic lithosphere is destroyed at
a) transform fault
b) divergent
c) ocean ridges
d) convergent

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