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When two continental plates collide, what earth feature is formed?
a) island arcs
b) volcanoes
c) mountains
d) rift valleys

A rift valley is formed along which type of plate boundary?
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) subducting

When two ocean plates converge, the denser plate will subduct. Which of the following will not occur at this boundary?
a) sea floor spreading
b) earthquakes
c) volcanic island arcs
d) ocean trenches

What can you expect to experience or see at a transform boundary?
a) mountains
b) volcanoes
c) ocean trenches
d) earthquakes

What can be a result of diverging plates?
a) rift valleys
b) sea floor spreading
c) mountain building
d) both rift valleys and sea floor spreading

What type of boundary occurs when plates move into one another and even subduct in certain instances?
a) convergent
b) divergent
c) transform
d) incidental

Plate movement is believed to be driven by which process?
a) ocean currents moving around the continents
b) Earth's rotation
c) convection currents in the mantle
d) magnetism from Earth's core

Where do Earth's plates slide past each other?
a) convergent boundaries
b) divergent boundaries
c) transform boundaries
d) subduction zones

Most plate movement is measured in terms of what measurement?
a) a few millimeters each year
b) a few meters each year
c) a few kilometers each year
d) a few centimeters each year

Tectonic plates consist of which parts of the Earth?
a) only the lithosphere.
b) the lithosphere and the mesosphere.
c) the lithosphere and the asthenosphere.
d) the lithosphere and only the upper part of the asthenosphere.

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