MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): History of Earth & Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Why would Alfred Wegener have been happy to learn that there was evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics?

Question 3 3. What was the name of the project started in the 1960s that was designed to extract and analyze samples from the ocean floor?

Question 4 4. When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.

Question 5 5. 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 6 6. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

Question 7 7. Which parts of the Earth are contained in the lithosphere?

Question 8 8. The boundary in the picture is

Question 9 9. What happens to strips of the ocean floor going out from oceanic ridges?

Question 10 10. Which is NOT one of Earth's four spheres?

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Question 11 11. How are fold mountains formed?

Question 12 12. What are tectonic plates comprised of?

Question 13 13. How does the formation of the Ural Mountains prove the idea of supercontinents?

Question 14 14. What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?

Question 15 15. Where was North America located when it was part of Laurasia?

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Question 16 16. What are tectonic plates?

Question 17 17. What are the plates of the Earth's crust?

Question 18 18. What was the main discovery when people began mapping the ocean floor after World War II?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 20 20. What evidence did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

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Question 21 21. What separates the South American plate and the African plate?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Why is the inner core solid?

Question 24 24. Which of the following best defines reversed polarity?

Question 25 25. Which of the following theories asserts that earth's crust is broken up into plates?

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Question 26 26. Why are plants and animals part of the biosphere?

Question 27 27. Upon studying oceanic ridges, they discovered they were actually _____.

Question 28 28. Why is rain not part of the atmosphere?

Question 29 29. Will our current map of Earth always look the same? Explain your answer.

Question 30 30. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): History of Earth & Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam Instructions

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