General Science: Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements is FALSE concerning volcanoes?

Question 2 2. A _____ is a machine that produces (a) _____.

Question 3 3. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's _____ is broken into pieces that move around on top of the _____.

Question 4 4. The mountains in the picture were formed when India collided with Asia. These mountains were formed by

Question 5 5. Which of the following best defines the Mid-Ocean Ridge?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following best describes a fault?

Question 7 7. Will our current map of Earth always look the same? Explain your answer.

Question 8 8. How do earthquakes occur?

Question 9 9. Why was seafloor spreading an important discovery?

Question 10 10. What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?

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Question 11 11. When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.

Question 12 12. Upon studying oceanic ridges, they discovered they were actually _____.

Question 13 13. What discovery was NOT made from mapping the ocean floor?

Question 14 14. In the fall of 1911, what was one of the problems Alfred Wegener saw in the theory that the Earth was unchanging?

Question 15 15. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following best describes the theory of plate tectonics?

Question 17 17. Which of the following best defines reversed polarity?

Question 18 18. Which of the following theories asserts that earth's crust is broken up into plates?

Question 19 19. Where is the epicenter of an earthquake found?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

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Question 21 21. How do the normal and reversed polarity of stripes of ocean floor prove that the earth's magnetic field has changed multiple times since its formation?

Question 22 22. Wegener's name for the super-continent he thought existed before the continents broke apart was _____.

Question 23 23. As the leading edge of a tectonic plate is forced back into the mantle, a small convection current forms beneath it, pulling it downwards. This is known as what?

Question 24 24. What are the plates of the Earth's crust?

Question 25 25. Convection is:

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Question 26 26. What do we know about the continents we have today?

Question 27 27. The point where the earthquake occurs is called the:

Question 28 28. What is the name given to an area of the Pacific Ocean Basin that is tectonically active?

Question 29 29. The seismic waves that do most of the shaking are:

Question 30 30. Which of the following major plates is located farthest south?

General Science: Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam Instructions

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