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Test 3 Plate Tectonics

15 Questions  I  By Ms.garcia
This test covers Activities 1,2,3 of Ch. 2 on Plate tectonics. This is a two part test. The first part is 15 multiple choice questions and the second part is an essay. You may only use your homework to assist you.  Good luck!

  
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1.  The outermost, rigid layer of the Earth, consisting of the Earth's crust and part of the upper mantle is the ____________ 
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2.  What is the density of a material that has a mass of 27 grams and a volume of 9.0 mL?
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3.  If you used the theory of plate tectonics to predict the most likely place for the next earthquake or volcanic eruption, you should predict that it is most likely to occur: 
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4.  The theory of continental drift did not adequately account for which of the following?
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5.  True or False: The continental drift theory is an absolute accurate description of why the Earth's surface has changed over time.
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6.  True or False: The theory of plate tectonics is an absolute accurate description of why the Earth's surface has changed over time.
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7.  What happens when an oceanic plate (plate carrying ocean) collides with a continental plate (plate carrying land)? 
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8.  What happens when two continental plate diverge? 
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9.  What is the name of the supercontinent that existed 250 million years ago? 
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10.  According to GPS satellite data, what direction is the Pacific Plate moving currently? (Hint: draw a compass and label it)
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11.  California falls on two plates and those plates slide against each other. The Pacific plate is one of them and the other plate is  __________________________
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12.  What type of geological feature would you expect to find along the west coast of South America?(Hint: Nazca plate is moving east and South American plate moving southwest)
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13.  Since 1996-1999, the top graph has been showing that the station is moving in what direction?
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14.  Since 1996-1999, the middle graph shows that the station has been moving in what direction?
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15.  True or False: Despite the direction (north/south, east/west, up/down), the plates always moved at constant speed
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