Praxis Biology & General Science: Earth and Space: Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What do we know about the continents we have today?

Question 2 2. Why was seafloor spreading an important discovery?

Question 3 3. What makes the Pacific plate unique compared to other plates?

Question 4 4. 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?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following theories asserts that earth's crust is broken up into plates?

Question 7 7. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

Question 8 8. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

Question 9 9. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 10 10. Which of the following can be formed by a convergent boundary?

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Question 11 11. What separates the South American plate and the African plate?

Question 12 12. Why did it matter that tropical plant fossils were found in Antarctica?

Question 13 13. The mountains in the picture were formed when India collided with Asia. These mountains were formed by

Question 14 14. In the fall of 1911, what was one of the problems Alfred Wegener saw in the theory that the Earth was unchanging?

Question 15 15. What are tectonic plates comprised of?

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Question 16 16. How does the formation of the Ural Mountains prove the idea of supercontinents?

Question 17 17. What are tectonic plates?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.

Question 20 20. Where was North America located when it was part of Laurasia?

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Question 21 21. When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?

Question 22 22. Convection is:

Question 23 23. What kind of plate boundary is shown in this picture?

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

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

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Question 26 26. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

Question 27 27. The boundary in the picture is

Question 28 28. Will our current map of Earth always look the same? Explain your answer.

Question 29 29. What are the plates of the Earth's crust?

Question 30 30. What discovery was NOT made from mapping the ocean floor?

Praxis Biology & General Science: Earth and Space: Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam Instructions

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