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  • 1. 
    Which theory considered the geographical features of the Earth's surface as a result of the contraction and wrinkling of the planet as it cools down?
    • A. 

      Continental drift theory

    • B. 

      Contraction theory

    • C. 

      Seafloor spreading theory

    • D. 

      Tectonic plate theory

  • 2. 
    The theory of tectonic plates was initiated by          
    • A. 

      Alfred Wegener

    • B. 

      Eduard Suess

    • C. 

      Harry Hess

    • D. 

      John Tuzo Wilson

  • 3. 
    The process that produces new seafloors between two diverging plates is called            
    • A. 

      Continental drift theory

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Ocean floor spreading

    • D. 

      Subduction

  • 4. 
    A process where two plates collide in which the denser plate goes beneath the less dense plate is called            
    • A. 

      Convergence

    • B. 

      Divergence

    • C. 

      Subduction

    • D. 

      Transform

  • 5. 
    An area in the mantle from which heat from deep within the Earth rises as thermal plume is known as         
    • A. 

      Hot spot

    • B. 

      Magma

    • C. 

      Plate boundary

    • D. 

      Trench

  • 6. 
    The supercontinent from where present continents came from is named          
    • A. 

      Gondwana

    • B. 

      Laurasia

    • C. 

      Pangaea

    • D. 

      Pangaea Proxima

  • 7. 
    Which is not a primary plate?
    • A. 

      Australian Plate

    • B. 

      North American Plate

    • C. 

      Pacific Plate

    • D. 

      Philippine Plate

  • 8. 
    The fractures in the Earth's crust that result from the movement of tectonic plates are called                  
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      Faults

    • C. 

      Foci

    • D. 

      Rifts

  • 9. 
    According to the theory of plate tectonics, which layer of the Earth is made up of plates?
    • A. 

      Asthenosphere

    • B. 

      Atmosphere

    • C. 

      Lithosphere

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

  • 10. 
    Which is produced when plates slide against each other
    • A. 

      Earthquake

    • B. 

      Mountain range

    • C. 

      Trench

    • D. 

      Volcano