Plate Tectonics, And Continental Drift

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  • 1. 
    The lithosphere is made up of
    • A. 

      The upper and lower mantle.

    • B. 

      The inner and outer core.

    • C. 

      The crust and upper mantle.

    • D. 

      The crust and core.

  • 2. 
    At a divergent plate boundary...
    • A. 

      The plates move apart.

    • B. 

      The plates collide.

    • C. 

      The plates slide past one another.

    • D. 

      The plates do not move.

  • 3. 
    Alfred Wegner named the one large continent 
    • A. 

      Gondwandaland

    • B. 

      Pangaea

    • C. 

      Eurasia

  • 4. 
    The animal fossil that helped support the theory of continental drift is called
    • A. 

      Mesosauraus

    • B. 

      Glossopteris

    • C. 

      Metosanous

    • D. 

      Glossoplanits

  • 5. 
    Select which answer is false...The theory of plate tectonics is
    • A. 

      A theory that states the earth's crust is broken into plates that float on the asthenosphere.

    • B. 

      A combination of the seafloor spreading theory and the continental drift theory.

    • C. 

      Is the idea that the continents are slowly drifting further away from each other.

  • 6. 
    The zone where one plate slides under another is called the
    • A. 

      Convergent zone

    • B. 

      Subduction zone

    • C. 

      Plate

  • 7. 
    The entire cycle of heating occurring in the mantle is called
    • A. 

      Convection currents

    • B. 

      Compound currents

    • C. 

      Heat currents

  • 8. 
    The plate boundary where plates slide past each other is called 
    • A. 

      Convergent boundary

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Colliding boundary

    • D. 

      Transform boundary

  • 9. 
    Alfred Wegner's theory of the continental drift was not accepted because
    • A. 

      It could not explain how or why the continents were drifting.

    • B. 

      He could not provide evidence for the continental drift.

  • 10. 
    Continental crust is
    • A. 

      More dense than oceanic crust.

    • B. 

      Less dense than oceanic crust.

    • C. 

      Has the same density as oceanic crust.

  • 11. 
    An example of a divergent boundary is
    • A. 

      The San Andreas Fault

    • B. 

      The Himalaya Mountains.

    • C. 

      The mid-ocean ridge.

  • 12. 
    When two oceanic plates collide a(n) _________________ is formed.
    • A. 

      Volcano

    • B. 

      Earthquake

    • C. 

      Trench

    • D. 

      Island arc.

  • 13. 
    ____________ can form above subduction zones.
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      Trenches

    • C. 

      Volcanoes

    • D. 

      Oceans

  • 14. 
    The following are all types of plate boundaries except
    • A. 

      Convergent boundary

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Translate boundary

    • D. 

      Transform boundary

  • 15. 
    When looking at mid ocean ridges, the oldest rocks are
    • A. 

      In the middle.

    • B. 

      Found close to the rift zone.

    • C. 

      Found far from the mid ocean ridges.

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