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Plate Tectonics in Geology: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?

Question 2 2. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

Question 3 3. Convection is:

Question 4 4. How does the formation of the Ural Mountains prove the idea of supercontinents?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. Why would Alfred Wegener have been happy to learn that there was evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. What happens to strips of the ocean floor going out from oceanic ridges?

Question 9 9. Which of the following best defines the Mid-Ocean Ridge?

Question 10 10. What was the main discovery when people began mapping the ocean floor after World War II?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. 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 13 13. What are the plates of the Earth's crust?

Question 14 14. Which of the following major plates is located farthest south?

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. The mountains in the picture were formed when India collided with Asia. These mountains were formed by

Question 17 17. In the fall of 1911, what was one of the problems Alfred Wegener saw in the theory that the Earth was unchanging?

Question 18 18. All of the following statements about hot spots are true, EXCEPT:

Question 19 19. Which of the following best defines reversed polarity?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

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Question 21 21. What was the accepted theory about the Earth's continents during Wegener's time?

Question 22 22. What kind of plate boundary is shown in this picture?

Question 23 23. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

Question 24 24. The boundary in the picture is

Question 25 25. Why was seafloor spreading an important discovery?

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Question 26 26. Upon studying oceanic ridges, they discovered they were actually _____.

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

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

Question 29 29. If you had a career as a paleomagnetist, what would you study?

Question 30 30. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

Plate Tectonics in Geology: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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