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From the center of the Earth outward, what are the layers of Earth?
a) core - crust - mantle
b) mantle - crust - core
c) crust - mantle - core
d) core - mantle - crust

The youngest rocks on the ocean floor are located _______.
a) near continents
b) far from mid-ocean ridges
c) at mid-ocean ridges
d) near Asia

The oceanic crust is composed of dark igneous rocks called __________; whereas the upper continental crust has an average composition of a _________
a) granite / secondary
b) shale / basaltic
c) basalt / granitic
d) limestone / metamorphic

The crust and upper mantle make up Earth\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s ____.
a) lithosphere
b) core
c) asthenosphere
d) continents

Plates of the lithosphere float on the ____.
a) crust
b) core
c) asthenosphere
d) mantle

The presence of the same _________ on several continents supports the hypothesis of continental drift.
a) fossils
b) rocks
c) neither
d) both

Plates move apart at ___________ boundaries.
a) Divergent boundary
b) convergent boundary
c) Transform boundary
d) Meitorn boundary

The hypothesis that continents have slowly moved to their current locations is called _______.
a) continental drift
b) magnetic reversal
c) continental slope
d) convection

The result of plate movement can be seen at ____.
a) abyssal plains
b) plate centers
c) ocean margins
d) plate boundaries

Plates slide past one another at ____.
a) subduction zones
b) convection currents
c) transform boundary
d) normal fault

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