AP Environmental Science - Plate Tectonics: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What discovery was NOT made from mapping the ocean floor?

Question 2 2. Which term is best described as the creation of new oceanic crust due to the upwelling of magma?

Question 3 3. What do we know about the continents we have today?

Question 4 4. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's _____ is broken into pieces that move around on top of the _____.

Question 5 5. What happens to strips of the ocean floor going out from oceanic ridges?

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Question 6 6. As the leading edge of a tectonic plate moves back into the Earth, gravity can assist its movement downward. This is known as what?

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

Question 8 8. Why did it matter that tropical plant fossils were found in Antarctica?

Question 9 9. What separates the South American plate and the African plate?

Question 10 10. Which of the following can be formed by a convergent boundary?

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Question 11 11. What kind of plate boundary is shown in this picture?

Question 12 12. How does the formation of the Ural Mountains prove the idea of supercontinents?

Question 13 13. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

Question 14 14. What was the name of the project started in the 1960s that was designed to extract and analyze samples from the ocean floor?

Question 15 15. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

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Question 16 16. The boundary in the picture is

Question 17 17. When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?

Question 18 18. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

Question 19 19. What are the plates of the Earth's crust?

Question 20 20. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is TRUE with regards to the samples taken from the ocean floor by the Deep Sea Drilling Project?

Question 22 22. What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. Which of the following best defines the Mid-Ocean Ridge?

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Question 26 26. Why would Alfred Wegener have been happy to learn that there was evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics?

Question 27 27. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 28 28. What makes the Pacific plate unique compared to other plates?

Question 29 29. If you had a career as a paleomagnetist, what would you study?

Question 30 30. Why was seafloor spreading an important discovery?

AP Environmental Science - Plate Tectonics: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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