Plate Tectonics & Earth Layers Quiz

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WHAT LAYER IS THE LITHSpHERE IN?

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A. CRUST

• B.

B. MANTLE

• C.

C. NARNIA

A. A. CRUST
Explanation
The correct answer is A. CRUST. The lithosphere is the outermost layer of the Earth, which includes the crust and the uppermost part of the mantle. The crust is the thinnest and outermost layer of the lithosphere, making it the correct answer. The mantle is the layer beneath the crust, and Narnia is a fictional world, not a layer of the Earth.

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WHAT IS A CAUSE FOR CONVERGENT BOUNDRYS? (WARNING MORE THAN ONE ANSWER)

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A. SUBDUCTION

• B.

B. MOUNTAINS

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C. VOLCANOES

A. A. SUBDUCTION
B. B. MOUNTAINS
Explanation
Convergent boundaries occur when two tectonic plates collide. Subduction is one cause of convergent boundaries, where one plate is forced beneath another, creating a subduction zone. This process can lead to the formation of mountains, which is another cause of convergent boundaries. Therefore, both subduction and mountains can contribute to the formation of convergent boundaries.

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• 3.

Do tornados have any relavence to plate tectonics?

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Tornadoes do not have any relevance to plate tectonics. Tornadoes are a weather phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere, specifically in severe thunderstorms, while plate tectonics refers to the movement and interaction of the Earth's lithospheric plates. Tornadoes are caused by the interaction of warm and cold air masses, while plate tectonics is driven by the movement of the Earth's underlying mantle. These two phenomena are unrelated and occur in different parts of the Earth's systems.

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• 4.

WHEN PLATES DIVERGE THEY _______

MOVE APART
move apart
move away from one another
move away from each other
Explanation
When plates diverge, it means that they are moving away from each other. This movement causes the plates to move apart or move away from one another. Therefore, the correct answer is "move apart" or "move away from one another" or "move away from each other".

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WHAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF A TRANFORMING BOUNDRY

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AN EARTH QUAKE

• B.

• C.

A PICKEL

A. AN EARTH QUAKE
Explanation
An earthquake is an example of a transforming boundary because it occurs when two tectonic plates slide past each other horizontally, causing a release of energy that results in the shaking and displacement of the Earth's crust. This movement of the plates can cause significant changes to the Earth's surface, such as the formation of mountains, the creation of new landforms, and the destruction of existing structures. Therefore, an earthquake is a clear example of a boundary where the Earth's crust is being transformed.

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