Continental Drift Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following can be formed by a convergent boundary?

Question 2 2. What was the main discovery when people began mapping the ocean floor after World War II?

Question 3 3. What was the name of the drilling and research vessel that extracted samples from the ocean floor to provide evidence supporting the theory of plate tectonics?

Question 4 4. What are tectonic plates?

Question 5 5. Which of the following theories asserts that earth's crust is broken up into plates?

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Question 6 6. What separates the South American plate and the African plate?

Question 7 7. Upon studying oceanic ridges, they discovered they were actually _____.

Question 8 8. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

Question 9 9. Convection is:

Question 10 10. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

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Question 11 11. What makes the Pacific plate unique compared to other plates?

Question 12 12. When the mantle pushes the edges of a tectonic plate higher, gravity can pull downward on it, causing the plate to move. This is known as what?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. Why was seafloor spreading an important discovery?

Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.

Question 17 17. What was the name of the project started in the 1960s that was designed to extract and analyze samples from the ocean floor?

Question 18 18. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

Question 19 19. Wegener's name for the super-continent he thought existed before the continents broke apart was _____.

Question 20 20. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following best defines the Mid-Ocean Ridge?

Question 22 22. Why would Alfred Wegener have been happy to learn that there was evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics?

Question 23 23. What are the plates of the Earth's crust?

Question 24 24. Which of the following best describes the theory of plate tectonics?

Question 25 25. Which of the following best defines reversed polarity?

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Question 26 26. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 27 27. What kind of plate boundary is shown in this picture?

Question 28 28. The mountains in the picture were formed when India collided with Asia. These mountains were formed by

Question 29 29. Which of the following major plates is located farthest south?

Question 30 30. What was the accepted theory about the Earth's continents during Wegener's time?

Continental Drift Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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