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Which of the following provides evidence for plate tectonics?
a) sea-floor topography
b) ocean currents
c) Coriolis Effect
d) atmospheric temperatures

A fault is an evidence of which kind of plate boundary?
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) sliding or transform
d) uniform

The convergence of two continental plates would produce
a) island arcs
b) rift valleys
c) folded mountains
d) trenches

Which of the following is most responsible for the formation of new crust at the edge of a tectonic plate?
a) mountain building
b) magma rising from the mantle at a divergent boundary
c) two tectonic plates sliding past one another
d) subduction of one oceanic plate under a convergent boundary

An eruption of thin, fluid lava would likely be
a) a cinder cone
b) an explosive eruption
c) a quiet eruption
d) alternate quiet and explosive eruption

The driving force that causes magma to erupt is
a) convection current.
b) pressure of gases.
c) amount of silica.
d) water.

Which best describes a cinder cone volcano?
a) violent eruption producing steep slope
b) violent eruption producing gentle slope
c) voluminous lava producing gentle slope
d) violent and quiet eruptions

Which type of rock is formed from magma?
a) sedimentary
b) metamorphic
c) igneous
d) organic

Which type of metamorphism is mostly likely to be caused by small intrusion of magma into dry rock material?
a) contact metamorphism
b) regional metamorphism
c) hydrothermal metamorphism
d) dynamothermal metamorphism

Most sedimentary rocks are formed by
a) uplifting and melting
b) compaction and cementation
c) eruption of volcanoes
d) changes deep within Earth

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