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Theory is
a) A fact
b) Something that Alfred Wegener developed
c) What makes the continents drift apart
d) An idea supported by a lot of evidence

A convergent boundary is
a) When two plates are moving towards each other
b) What the Earth looked like 300 million years ago
c) When two plates are moving away from each other
d) When two plates are sliding past each other in opposite directions

Plate Tectonic Theory
a) Is the same thing as the Continental Drift Theory
b) States that the continents used to be one big supercontinent
c) States that the tectonic plates float on top of the liquid rock part of the mantle
d) Is false

The Himalayas were formed by a
a) Volcano
b) Convergent boundary
c) Transform boundary
d) Divergent boundary

The Earth's crust is
a) broken into about 30 pieces
b) called the asthenosphere
c) broken into about 4 pieces
d) one solid piece

The lithosphere is made of
a) Nickel and iron
b) The liquid part of the mantle, where convection currents happen
c) The crust and the very top part of the mantle
d) Magma

The tectonic plates move because of
a) The inner core
b) Alfred Wegener
c) The lithosphere is broken into pieces
d) Convection currents in the asthenosphere

What is a plate boundary?
a) The area where to plates meet and collide, separate, or slide past each other.
b) The type of boundary that always melts into the mantle
c) The area just below the outer core
d) The type of instrument used for eating food.

A rift valley or deep ocean trench is caused by a
a) Divergent boundary
b) Big explosion
c) Transform boundary
d) Convergent boundary

The San Andreas Fault is an example of a
a) Divergent boundary
b) Hole in the lithosphere
c) Transform boundary
d) Convergent boundary

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