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Plate tectonics

Quiz by Trina Hope-Ross

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  • Q1
    Proposed the continental drift theory in the 1900s
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    Alfred Wegener
  • Q2
    The soft layer of the mantle on which the tectonic plates move
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  • Q3
    The portion of the earth's crust that primarily contains granite, is less dense than oceanic crust, and is 20-50 km thick
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    continental crust
  • Q4
    The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a single landmass, broke up, and drifted to their present locations
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    Continental Drift
  • Q5
    a current caused by the rising of heated fluid and sinking of cooled fluid believed to drive plate movement in the mantle of the earth
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    convection current

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