Patterns In Physical Geography Test 1

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Plate tectonics, landforms


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A theory which states that the plates we know now originated from 3 large plates hundreds of years ago.

    • B. 

      A theory which states the plates we know now originated from one super plate called Pantheon, thousands of years ago.

    • C. 

      A theory which states that the plates on the earth's crust originated from one super continent hundreds of years ago.

    • D. 

      A theory which states that the plates on the earth's crust originated from Pangaea, a super plate with began to separate hundreds of millions of years ago.

  • 2. 
    Plate tectonics is the study of the large-scale motions of the plates on the earth's lithosphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A divergent boundary is one in which 2 plates move toward each other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The mid-atlantic (mid-ocean) ridge is an example of a convergent boundary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A transfrom boundary is never associated with earthquakes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    In a collisional boundary, if two land masses collide they will fold and cause a
    • A. 

      Oceanic transformation

    • B. 

      Mountain

    • C. 

      Ridge division

  • 7. 
    Convergent plate boundaries are locations where lithospheric plates are moving away from one another. The plate collisions that occur in these areas can produce earthquakes, volcanic activity and crustal deformation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Mountains in Vancouver have been found to be the same type and age as those in northwestern Europe and this has served as proof of continental drift theory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Examples of major landforms are:
    • A. 

      Mountains, volcanoes and clouds

    • B. 

      Volcanoes, plains and grass

    • C. 

      Schools, high rise apartments and subways

    • D. 

      Mountains, plateaus and plains

    • E. 

      None of the above