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Chapter 3 Earth Plate Tectonics

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  • Q1
    ___________ are the remains of the material that formed the early solar system and are thought to be similar to material in Earth's interior.
    Nickel
    Iron
    mantle
    Meteorites
    30s
  • Q2
    Waves that radiate out from an earthquake's focus are called ______ waves.
    radiating
    seismic
    light
    sonic
    30s
  • Q3
    The _____ is less than 1% of Earth by mass. This layer of the Earth is made up of two types, oceanic and continental.
    crust
    lithosphere
    mantle
    core
    30s
  • Q4
    The _____ is hot rock composed of primarily silicates, iron and magnesium. It represents about 68% of the Earth's mass and makes up one of the layers of the Earth's crust.
    crust
    mantle
    mesosphere
    core
    30s
  • Q5
    The layer of the Earth that is mostly iron and some nickel metal and makes up about 31% of the Earth is called the _____.
    core
    mantle
    crust
    asthenosphere
    30s
  • Q6
    The Layers of the Earth are divided by mechanical properties and are called the lithosphere, _____, mesosphere, outer core, and inner core.
    crust
    asthenosphere
    seismic waves
    mantle
    30s
  • Q7
    The layer of the Earth called the _____ is composed of all of the crust and the portion of the upper mantle and behaves a a brittle, rigid solid.
    asthenosphere
    mesosphere
    lithosphere
    outer core
    30s
  • Q8
    This layer of the Earth _____ is partially molten upper mantle material and behaves plasitcally and can flow.
    atmosphere
    lithosphere
    asthenosphere
    mesosphere
    30s
  • Q9
    The layer found directly under the asthenosphere is solid is called the _____.
    lithosphere
    mesosphere
    atmosphere
    outersphere
    30s
  • Q10
    The layer creating Earth's magnetic field is a liquid layer of metal found directly below the mesosphere and is called the _____________.
    inner core
    asthenosphere
    lithosphere
    outer core
    30s
  • Q11
    The solid most inner most layer of the Earth is called the ________ ______.
    mesosphere
    inner core
    asthenosphere
    lithosphere
    30s
  • Q12
    Alfred Wegener was a German meteorologist who named the super continent Pangaea and developed the hypothesis of _____________ drift.
    glaciation
    fossil
    seafloor
    continental
    30s
  • Q13
    The super continent named by Alfred Wegener was called _____________.
    Pangaea
    America
    Pan America
    Plate techtonica
    30s
  • Q14
    Which of the following is not evidence to support the theory of continental drift?
    Natural Disasters
    Glaciation
    Rocks and Geologic Structures
    Fossil plants and animals
    30s
  • Q15
    When old seafloor sinks back into the Earth to be recycled this is called _____
    convergence
    convection
    conduction
    subduction
    30s

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