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Layers Of Earth And Boundaries.

Which layer of the earth has the most pressure?
a) Crust
b) Mantle
c) Outer Core
d) Inner Core

What plate boundary makes islands?
a) Divergent
b) Convergent
c) Transform
d) All of them

What is subduction?
a) When one plate melts
b) One plates gets pulled under another
c) The plates move away from each other
d) The magma leaks through the crust

What makes the plates move?
a) Oceans
b) Heat
c) Convection Currents
d) Rock slides

Which of the following is not part of the evidence for continental drift?
a) Sea floor spreading
b) Fossils
c) Climate
d) Shape

What happens at a transform boundary?
a) Earthquakes
b) Volcanoes
c) Nothing
d) Islands

What layer are the tectonic plates found on?
a) Crust
b) Mantle
c) Lithosphere
d) Asthenosphere

What plate boundary occurs when two plates come together?
a) Divergent
b) Convergent
c) Transform

What layer of the earth is liquid?
a) Outer Core
b) Inner Core
c) Mantle
d) Crust

Which plate boundary creates new crust?
a) Divergent
b) Convergent
c) Transform
d) All of them

What state of matter is the asthenosphere?
a) Solid
b) Liquid
c) Gas
d) Partly solid

The theory that the continents were once one big land mass is called
a) Continental Drift
b) Plate Tectonics
c) Pangaea
d) Gravity

The breaking down of rocks is called
a) Weathering
b) Erosion
c) Deposition

Which of the following is NOT an example of weathering?
a) ice wedging
b) abrasion
c) deltas
d) pressure release

Erosion is
a) the break down of rocks
b) when rocks are picked up and moved
c) setting down of sediment
d) changing the rocks chemically

Which of the following is the 4 main types of erosion?
a) water, wind, ice, mass wasting
b) water, rain, waves, glaciers
c) deltas, dunes, floodplains, drainage basins
d) mass wasting, ice wedging, wind, abrasion

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