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  • 1. 
    The only liquid layer of the Earth is              
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Inner Core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Outer Core

  • 2. 
    Which layer of the Earth makes up the most of it?
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Lithosphere

  • 3. 
    This Scientist is credited for his ideas that led to the theory of tectonic plates.
    • A. 

      Alfred Wegener

    • B. 

      Andrija Mohorovicic

    • C. 

      Augustus Edward Love

    • D. 

      John William Strutt

  • 4. 
    The moho was a result from studies on the behavior of           
    • A. 

      Coastal lines

    • B. 

      Fossil sequences

    • C. 

      Rock formations

    • D. 

      Seismic waves

  • 5. 
    The following are examples of driving forces of tectonic plates except             
    • A. 

      Drag force

    • B. 

      Mantle convection

    • C. 

      Ridge push

    • D. 

      Slab push

  • 6. 
    Which resisting force of plate movement opposes the slab pull?
    • A. 

      Collisional resistance

    • B. 

      Drag force

    • C. 

      Slab resistance

    • D. 

      Transform fault resistance

  • 7. 
    Which layer of the Earth is responsible for the planet's magnetic characteristics?
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Inner core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Outer core

  • 8. 
    The continental drift theory was validated through studies that showed that             
    • A. 

      Deep trenches were discovered on the ocean floor

    • B. 

      Plates moved at the same speed as Wegener proposed

    • C. 

      Countries on opposite sides of the ocean shared common ancestors

    • D. 

      Rocks and fossils on the coastlines across oceans have the same age and sequence but are currently far apart

  • 9. 
    The interface between the mantle and the outer core is called the           
    • A. 

      Asthenosphere

    • B. 

      Gutenberg discontinuity

    • C. 

      Lithosphere

    • D. 

      Moho

  • 10. 
    In pushing the continental drift theory, Alfred Wegener referred to similarities between which two continents?
    • A. 

      Asia and Africa

    • B. 

      Asia and Europe

    • C. 

      South America and Africa

    • D. 

      South America and North America