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Continental Drift/Plate Tectonics Review

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  • Q1
    Which of the following is thought to cause seafloor spreading and continental drift?
    Shrinkage of the crust as the Earth's cools.
    Tides
    Changes in Earth's magnetic field
    Convection currents
    30s
  • Q2
    Which of the following is not a piece of evidence that supports the theory of continental drift.
    Climate evidence on contrasting conditions with past climatic conditions.
    Convergent plates that formed mountain ranges.
    Landform evidence regarding shapes of the continents.
    Fossil evidence of plants and animals found on multiple continents.
    30s
  • Q3
    Which would provide evidence of seafloor spreading?
    Higher levels of salinity in the ocean water.
    Stronger currents at the surface of the ocean.
    Cooled magma found on the edges of plates.
    Greater production levels for organisms at the bottom of the ocean.
    30s
  • Q4
    What happens to older oceanic crust as new rock is formed during seafloor spreading?
    It gets pushed under the mid-ocean ridge.
    It gets pushed away from the mid-ocean ridge.
    It forms new volcanoes on the ocean floor.
    30s
  • Q5
    Which type of plate boundary is found at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge?
    Divergent Boundary
    Convergent Boundary
    Transform Boundary
    30s
  • Q6
    Which events are common along tectonic plate boundaries?
    Hurricanes and Tsunamis
    Tidal Waves and Volcanoes
    Erosion and Earthquakes
    Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    30s
  • Q7
    Which way are the plates moving at a transform boundary?
    Towards each other
    Away from each other
    Past each other
    30s
  • Q8
    Which way are the plates moving in a divergent boundary?
    Towards each other
    Away from each other
    Past each other
    30s
  • Q9
    Which way are the plates moving at a convergent boundary?
    Away from each other
    Past each other
    Towards each other
    30s
  • Q10
    Which type of boundary is found at the San Andreas Fault?
    Transform
    Convergent
    Divergent
    30s
  • Q11
    Where are tectonic plates located?
    Inner Core
    Outer Core
    Asthenosphere
    Lithosphere
    30s
  • Q12
    What happens to the oceanic crust as new rock is formed during seafloor spreading?
    Pushed away from mid-ocean ridge
    Forms new volcanoes
    Becomes new rock
    Gets pushed under mid-ocean ridge
    30s
  • Q13
    Subduction is when one plate goes under another plate. What causes this plate to go under the other plate?
    It is more dense than the top plate.
    It is less dense than the top plate.
    The plates are part of the Ring of Fire
    Volcanoes force the magma to go underneath.
    30s
  • Q14
    Which process created the Himalayas?
    deposition of sediments
    Collision of tectonic plates
    physical weathering
    glacial erosion
    30s
  • Q15
    Plate tectonics is the scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of large plates and the movements of a number of smaller plates of the Earth's surface.
    False
    True
    30s

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