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Tectonic plates interact at places called plate
a) reversals
b) boundaries
c) regions
d) centers

Subduction zones occur where-
a) oceanic plates move apart
b) continental plates move apart
c) an oceanic plate slides underneath a continental plate
d) a continental plate collides with another continental plate

When an oceanic plate confronts a continental plate a subduction zone may be created. What statement best explains the term
a) The less dense plate goes underneath the denser plate
b) The denser plate goes underneath the less dense plate
c) Both are true statements
d) Neither statement is true

What is a transform boundary?
a) A transform boundary is when two plates collide.
b) A transform boundary is when two plates slide past one another.
c) A transform boundary is when two plates pull away from each other.
d) A transform boundary is when two plates move toward each other.

How can Earth's plates move?
a) ey only collide or slide along each other.
b) They only can move toward each other.
c) They only converge or diverge.
d) They can collide, pull apart, or slide against each other.

A divergent boundary is a boundary between two plates that __________.
a) converge
b) slide along each other
c) move toward each other
d) move away from each other

Most geologists think that the movement of Earth’s plates is caused by
a) conduction.
b) earthquakes.
c) convection currents in the mantle.
d) Earth’s magnetic field.

To study Earth’s interior, geologists often rely on indirect methods, such as evidence from fossils.
a) True
b) False

Oceanic crust near the mid-ocean ridge is younger than oceanic crust farther away from the ridge.
a) True
b) False

Mantle material rises in convection currents because heated materials become more dense.
a) True
b) False

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