FTCE Social Science: Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam

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

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 fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 4 4. What was the accepted theory about the Earth's continents during Wegener's time?

Question 5 5. How does the formation of the Ural Mountains prove the idea of supercontinents?

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Question 6 6. Why was seafloor spreading an important discovery?

Question 7 7. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

Question 8 8. Which of the following theories asserts that earth's crust is broken up into plates?

Question 9 9. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

Question 10 10. In the fall of 1911, what was one of the problems Alfred Wegener saw in the theory that the Earth was unchanging?

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Question 11 11. What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?

Question 12 12. What are the plates of the Earth's crust?

Question 13 13. What are tectonic plates comprised of?

Question 14 14. The boundary in the picture is

Question 15 15. If you had a career as a paleomagnetist, what would you study?

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Question 16 16. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. 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 19 19. 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 20 20. What are tectonic plates?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following best defines reversed polarity?

Question 22 22. What discovery was NOT made from mapping the ocean floor?

Question 23 23. Why would Alfred Wegener have been happy to learn that there was evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics?

Question 24 24. Why did it matter that tropical plant fossils were found in Antarctica?

Question 25 25. What kind of plate boundary is shown in this picture?

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Question 26 26. Convection is:

Question 27 27. Wegener's name for the super-continent he thought existed before the continents broke apart was _____.

Question 28 28. What was the name of the project started in the 1960s that was designed to extract and analyze samples from the ocean floor?

Question 29 29. When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?

Question 30 30. What happens to strips of the ocean floor going out from oceanic ridges?

FTCE Social Science: Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam Instructions

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