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Plate Tectonics: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following best defines reversed polarity?

Question 2 2. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 3 3. What do we know about the continents we have today?

Question 4 4. What happens to strips of the ocean floor going out from oceanic ridges?

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

Question 7 7. What evidence did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 8 8. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

Question 9 9. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's _____ is broken into pieces that move around on top of the _____.

Question 10 10. All of the following statements about hot spots are true, EXCEPT:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following best defines the Mid-Ocean Ridge?

Question 12 12. What was the main discovery when people began mapping the ocean floor after World War II?

Question 13 13. What are the plates of the Earth's crust?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Which of the following is TRUE with regards to the samples taken from the ocean floor by the Deep Sea Drilling Project?

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Question 16 16. If you had a career as a paleomagnetist, what would you study?

Question 17 17. What kind of plate boundary is shown in this picture?

Question 18 18. What was the accepted theory about the Earth's continents during Wegener's time?

Question 19 19. Upon studying oceanic ridges, they discovered they were actually _____.

Question 20 20. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

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Question 21 21. Convection is:

Question 22 22. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

Question 23 23. What are tectonic plates comprised of?

Question 24 24. The mountains in the picture were formed when India collided with Asia. These mountains were formed by

Question 25 25. When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?

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Question 26 26. What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?

Question 27 27. What makes the Pacific plate unique compared to other plates?

Question 28 28. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 29 29. Why would Alfred Wegener have been happy to learn that there was evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics?

Question 30 30. Wegener's name for the super-continent he thought existed before the continents broke apart was _____.

Plate Tectonics: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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