Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following answer choices about Iceland's geographic location is accurate?

Question 2 2. The modern continent of North America was most recently part of the landmass called:

Question 3 3. Gondwana and Laurasia formed when:

Question 4 4. We would be likely to find a rift valley growing at:

Question 5 5. Convergent and transform plate boundaries can both be responsible for:

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

Question 7 7. In what way does the Pacific plate distinguish itself from the others?

Question 8 8. Which landmass is moving northward with India as part of the same tectonic plate?

Question 9 9. What does the igneous bedrock of the oceanic crust give us the best evidence of?

Question 10 10. A good example of a transform boundary is:

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

Question 12 12. Which of the following represents a divergent boundary?

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

Question 14 14. Which of the following best defines reversed polarity?

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. What are tectonic plates?

Question 17 17. Where was North America located when it was part of Laurasia?

Question 18 18. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following theories asserts that earth's crust is broken up into plates?

Question 20 20. If you had a career as a paleomagnetist, what would you study?

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

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 23 23. When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?

Question 24 24. Which of the following best defines the Mid-Ocean Ridge?

Question 25 25. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. What do we know about the continents we have today?

Question 28 28. Which of the following can be formed by a convergent boundary?

Question 29 29. What makes the Pacific plate unique compared to other plates?

Question 30 30. Upon studying oceanic ridges, they discovered they were actually _____.

Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam Instructions

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