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TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What are tectonic plates comprised of?

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

Question 3 3. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

Question 4 4. What was the name of the project started in the 1960s that was designed to extract and analyze samples from the ocean floor?

Question 5 5. Why was seafloor spreading an important discovery?

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Question 6 6. How does the formation of the Ural Mountains prove the idea of supercontinents?

Question 7 7. What do we know about the continents we have today?

Question 8 8. What kind of plate boundary is shown in this picture?

Question 9 9. What happens to strips of the ocean floor going out from oceanic ridges?

Question 10 10. What separates the South American plate and the African plate?

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Question 11 11. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

Question 12 12. Where was North America located when it was part of Laurasia?

Question 13 13. What evidence did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 14 14. What are tectonic plates?

Question 15 15. When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?

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Question 16 16. If you had a career as a paleomagnetist, what would you study?

Question 17 17. Convection is:

Question 18 18. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's _____ is broken into pieces that move around on top of the _____.

Question 19 19. Which term is best described as the creation of new oceanic crust due to the upwelling of magma?

Question 20 20. Which of the following best defines the Mid-Ocean Ridge?

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Question 21 21. What discovery was NOT made from mapping the ocean floor?

Question 22 22. The mountains in the picture were formed when India collided with Asia. These mountains were formed by

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. Upon studying oceanic ridges, they discovered they were actually _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is TRUE with regards to the samples taken from the ocean floor by the Deep Sea Drilling Project?

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Question 26 26. What makes the Pacific plate unique compared to other plates?

Question 27 27. When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. What are the plates of the Earth's crust?

Question 30 30. What magnetic readings are detected in stripes of the ocean floor closest to the crest of ocean ridges?

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Plate Tectonics Chapter Exam Instructions

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