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Earth Structure & Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 2 2. How does the example of a pot of boiling water compare to the magma in the Earth?

Question 3 3. What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?

Question 4 4. Which term is best described as the creation of new oceanic crust due to the upwelling of magma?

Question 5 5. Which of the following major plates is located farthest south?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following theories asserts that earth's crust is broken up into plates?

Question 7 7. What was the accepted theory about the Earth's continents during Wegener's time?

Question 8 8. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 9 9. What are tectonic plates?

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. Which of the following statements BEST categorizes a transform boundary?

Question 12 12. Why does oceanic crust slide below the continental crust in a convergent boundary to create ocean trenches?

Question 13 13. Why is the inner core solid?

Question 14 14. Which parts of the Earth are contained in the lithosphere?

Question 15 15. What happens to strips of the ocean floor going out from oceanic ridges?

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Question 16 16. Upon studying oceanic ridges, they discovered they were actually _____.

Question 17 17. How long after the Earth was formed did it take to achieve the state we recognize now?

Question 18 18. Where in the Milky Way galaxy is our solar system located?

Question 19 19. Where is most of Earth's water?

Question 20 20. Which is NOT a reason that Earth continues to have liquid surface water?

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Question 21 21. How can both geological dating and radioactive dating be combined?

Question 22 22. Which of these is most like the analogy of a lamp losing half of its brightness every so often?

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

Question 24 24. Why was seafloor spreading an important discovery?

Question 25 25. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following best defines the Mid-Ocean Ridge?

Question 27 27. What separates the South American plate and the African plate?

Question 28 28. What evidence did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 29 29. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

Question 30 30. Which of the following can be formed by a convergent boundary?

Earth Structure & Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam Instructions

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