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Plate Tectonics Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 3 3. What was the accepted theory about the Earth's continents during Wegener's time?

Question 4 4. Wegener's name for the super-continent he thought existed before the continents broke apart was _____.

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. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

Question 7 7. When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?

Question 8 8. Why did it matter that tropical plant fossils were found in Antarctica?

Question 9 9. When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following best defines the Mid-Ocean Ridge?

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Question 11 11. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's _____ is broken into pieces that move around on top of the _____.

Question 12 12. What makes the Pacific plate unique compared to other plates?

Question 13 13. In the fall of 1911, what was one of the problems Alfred Wegener saw in the theory that the Earth was unchanging?

Question 14 14. Why would Alfred Wegener have been happy to learn that there was evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics?

Question 15 15. What happens to strips of the ocean floor going out from oceanic ridges?

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Question 16 16. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

Question 17 17. If you had a career as a paleomagnetist, what would you study?

Question 18 18. What are tectonic plates comprised of?

Question 19 19. The boundary in the picture is

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

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Question 21 21. What are tectonic plates?

Question 22 22. Which of the following theories asserts that earth's crust is broken up into plates?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. 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?

Question 25 25. What separates the South American plate and the African plate?

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Question 26 26. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

Question 27 27. What kind of plate boundary is shown in this picture?

Question 28 28. What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?

Question 29 29. What evidence did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 30 30. 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?

Plate Tectonics Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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