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Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The modern continent of North America was most recently part of the landmass called:

Question 2 2. Gondwana and Laurasia formed when:

Question 3 3. What does the igneous bedrock of the oceanic crust give us the best evidence of?

Question 4 4. Convergent and transform plate boundaries can both be responsible for:

Question 5 5. Which of the following represents a divergent boundary?

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Question 6 6. What do the terms 'divergent,' 'convergent,' and 'transform' describe?

Question 7 7. Which of the following answer choices about Iceland's geographic location is accurate?

Question 8 8. In what way does the Pacific plate distinguish itself from the others?

Question 9 9. Which landmass is moving northward with India as part of the same tectonic plate?

Question 10 10. We would be likely to find a rift valley growing at:

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Question 11 11. Ocean trenches and volcanic mountains are two surface features commonly found at:

Question 12 12. A good example of a transform boundary is:

Question 13 13. What is the Cascade Range an example of?

Question 14 14. Wegener's name for the super-continent he thought existed before the continents broke apart was _____.

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

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Question 16 16. Where was North America located when it was part of Laurasia?

Question 17 17. Which of the following theories asserts that earth's crust is broken up into plates?

Question 18 18. When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?

Question 19 19. What are tectonic plates?

Question 20 20. The plate boundary shown in this picture is

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Which of the following best defines the Mid-Ocean Ridge?

Question 24 24. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 25 25. Why would Alfred Wegener have been happy to learn that there was evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics?

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Question 26 26. What do we know about the continents we have today?

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

Question 28 28. What was the main discovery when people began mapping the ocean floor after World War II?

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. Which of the following statements BEST categorizes a transform boundary?

Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam Instructions

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