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The type of tectonic plate boundary involving a collision between two tectonic plates is
a) Divergent
b) Convergent
c) Transform
d) Normal

Continental mountain ranges are usually associated with
a) Divergent boundaries
b) Convergent boundaries
c) Transform boundaries
d) Normal boundaries

Which layer of the Earth is made up of tectonic plates?
a) Core
b) Asthenosphere
c) Mesosphere
d) Lithosphere

Movement of of Earth's tectonic plates is caused by:
a) convection currents
b) energy from volcanic activity
c) magnetic-pole reversals
d) Earth's rotation

The process by which the ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle is known as
a) convection.
b) continental drift.
c) subduction
d) conduction

A rift valley forms where two plates
a) sink back toward the mantle.
b) diverge.
c) slide past each other.
d) converge

Most earthquakes occur along or near the edges of the Earth's
a) oceans
b) rivers
c) continents
d) plate boundaries

The theory of states that new ocean crust is formed at ocean ridges and destoyed at deep-sea trenches.
a) seafloor spreading
b) tectonic plates
c) pangaea
d) continental drift

What is most likely to happen at a divergent boundary?
a) continental drift
b) mountains form
c) new crust is formed
d) plates come together

Which feature is associated with a continental-continental plate boundary?
a) a subduction zone
b) mid-ocean ridge
c) a mountain range
d) a deep ocean trench

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