Intro To Plate Tectonics

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  • 1. 
    When plates move apart it's called.......
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Subduction

  • 2. 
    When plates move towards each other it's called:
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

  • 3. 
    When plates slide past each other their called:
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

  • 4. 
    When new crust is added to the ocean floor, it's called
    • A. 

      Subduction

    • B. 

      Seafloor spreading

    • C. 

      Trench

    • D. 

      Convergence

  • 5. 
    What drives plate movement?
    • A. 

      Plate boundaries

    • B. 

      Ocean currents

    • C. 

      Convection currents

    • D. 

      The sun

  • 6. 
    In convection currents, denser material will sink and less dense material will rise.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    If oceanic crust and continental crust came towards each other, what would happen? 
    • A. 

      Mountains would form

    • B. 

      The continental crust would subduct beneath the oceanic crust

    • C. 

      The oceanic crust would subduct beneath the continental crust

    • D. 

      The oceanic crust would rise above the continental crust

  • 8. 
    Subduction is
    • A. 

      The process by which oceanic crust sinks beneath trenches.

    • B. 

      The direct transfer of heat through solid materials.

    • C. 

      The process that continually adds ocean floor.

    • D. 

      A device that bounces sound waves off underwater objects.

  • 9. 
    Earth's lithosphere is broken into separate sections called
    • A. 

      Plates.

    • B. 

      Faults.

    • C. 

      Trenches.

    • D. 

      Rifts.

  • 10. 
    Who first proposed the theory of continental drift?
    • A. 

      Harry Hess

    • B. 

      Alfred Wegener

    • C. 

      Pangea

    • D. 

      J. Tuzo Wilson

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