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Plate Tectonics Lesson Plans & Activities Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Where was North America located when it was part of Laurasia?

Question 2 2. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is an example of what type of plate boundary?

Question 3 3. A volcano is a type of _____ that is created when some of that magma travels up through the plates to the Earth's surface.

Question 4 4. What forms in the magma as it rises to the surface?

Question 5 5. Seafloor spreading occurs where two plates

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Question 6 6. The solid rock layer and the crust make up what is known as the _____.

Question 7 7. As of 2014, to what resolution has the ocean floor been mapped?

Question 8 8. Which volcano is NOT a part of the Ring of Fire?

Question 9 9. What is one piece of evidence that scientists use to show that some of the continents used to be attached to each other?

Question 10 10. Describe how the plates on the Earth's surface move.

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Question 11 11. What does the Richter scale measure?

Question 12 12. How does the formation of the Ural Mountains prove the idea of supercontinents?

Question 13 13. What is the name for circulation of hot rocks in the mantle?

Question 14 14. What is magma called once it gets to the Earth's surface?

Question 15 15. What happens if the magma contains lots of gas bubbles?

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Question 16 16. The youngest basalt is found at mid-ocean ridges because

Question 17 17. Which type of mountain is formed when the magma pushes up through the lithosphere causing the crust to bend up?

Question 18 18. At hydrothermal vents on the deep ocean floor, what process is used to process food?

Question 19 19. What happens at the plate boundaries around the Ring of Fire that leads to the production of volcanic mountains?

Question 20 20. Why do the plates on the surface of the Earth move?

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Question 21 21. If you are in an earthquake, what should you do?

Question 22 22. Why would the Richter scale NOT be the best tool to use to precisely measure a 7.5 magnitude earthquake?

Question 23 23. Will our current map of Earth always look the same? Explain your answer.

Question 24 24. Why is plate tectonics a unifying theory in geology?

Question 25 25. Which type of volcano is made mostly of hardened lava?

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Question 26 26. When volcanoes erupt, magma _____ _____ surrounding rock.

Question 27 27. The earth's magnetic field played what role in establishing the existence of seafloor spreading?

Question 28 28. The Earth's crust is made up of over 50 _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following can travel to the deepest part of the ocean floor?

Question 30 30. Which mountain range was produced in the Ring of Fire?

Plate Tectonics Lesson Plans & Activities Chapter Exam Instructions

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