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Continental Drift and Sea-Floor Spreading

Quiz by Alexander Shannon

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  • Q1
    is the hypothesis that all the continents had once been joined together in a single landmass called Pangaea and drifted to their present day positions
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    Continental drift theory
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  • Q2
    Crust and the uppermost part of the mantle (tectonic plates)
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    lithosphere
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  • Q3
    huge moving slabs of solid rock
    tectonic plates
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    region below the lithosphere on which the tectonic plates move
    asthenosphere
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  • Q5
    theory that Earth's lithosphere is divided into tectonic plates and these plates move slowly on top of the asthenosphere
    Plate Tectonic Theory
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  • Q6
    all the continents were once joined together in this supercontinent
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    Pangaea
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  • Q7
    -mountains ranges in South America and Africa line up
    Evidence from landforms
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  • Q8
    -fossils of the Glossopteris (fern-like) plant found on many different continents
    Evidence from Fossil
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  • Q9
    -fossils of a tropical plant found near the Artic Ocean
    Evidence from Climate
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  • Q10
    German scientist that proposed the theory of Continental Drift around 1910-1915
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    Alfred Wegener
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  • Q11
    A circulation pattern in which material is heated and rises in one area, then cools and sinks in another area, flowing in a continuous loop
    Convection Currents
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  • Q12
    the process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma rises and cools at the mid-ocean ridge
    sea-floor spreading
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  • Q13
    a chain of mountain ranges on the ocean floor where new oceanic crust forms
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    Mid-ocean ridge
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  • Q14
    is the process by which denser oceanic lithosphere sinks back into the asthenosphere to melt and become magma
    subduction
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