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Earth's Formation & Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which laws of physics explain how Earth formed from a disk of debris?

Question 2 2. The boundary in the picture is

Question 3 3. Upon studying oceanic ridges, they discovered they were actually _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following best defines reversed polarity?

Question 5 5. Which of the following terms is used to describe the area where plates converge and one plate is driven below the other?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Wegener's name for the super-continent he thought existed before the continents broke apart was _____.

Question 8 8. Convection is:

Question 9 9. What kind of plate boundary is shown in this picture?

Question 10 10. What discovery was NOT made from mapping the ocean floor?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following describes the zone of mantle that consists of semisolid rock that is very hot and deformable?

Question 12 12. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT a piece of evidence regarding Earth's formation?

Question 14 14. What are tectonic plates?

Question 15 15. What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following steps came first in the formation of the Earth?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 18 18. Which term describes the deformation of the earth's crust due to the movement of plates?

Question 19 19. A geologist is studying an area where the continental crust comes into contact with the oceanic crust. What is this area called?

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT true of the oceanic ridge system?

Question 22 22. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

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

Question 25 25. Which of the following is TRUE with regards to the formation of oceanic ridges?

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Question 26 26. What happens to strips of the ocean floor going out from oceanic ridges?

Question 27 27. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

Question 28 28. Which of the following best describes the theory of plate tectonics?

Question 29 29. A geologist is studying a region with a wide continental shelf. Of the available options, what are they most likely studying?

Question 30 30. While studying a certain area, a geologist observes that the region is mountainous with earthquake and volcanic activity. What kind of area is the geologist studying?

Earth's Formation & Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam Instructions

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