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Understanding Plate Tectonics: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What evidence did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 2 2. How does the formation of the Ural Mountains prove the idea of supercontinents?

Question 3 3. Will our current map of Earth always look the same? Explain your answer.

Question 4 4. What do we know about the continents we have today?

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

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

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Why was seafloor spreading an important discovery?

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Question 11 11. Why did it matter that tropical plant fossils were found in Antarctica?

Question 12 12. What are tectonic plates?

Question 13 13. Where was North America located when it was part of Laurasia?

Question 14 14. What was the name of the project started in the 1960s that was designed to extract and analyze samples from the ocean floor?

Question 15 15. The mountains in the picture were formed when India collided with Asia. These mountains were formed by

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Question 16 16. What fossils did Wegener NOT use to support his idea of continental drift?

Question 17 17. The plate boundary shown in this picture is

Question 18 18. What are the plates of the Earth's crust?

Question 19 19. What was the main discovery when people began mapping the ocean floor after World War II?

Question 20 20. When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.

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Question 21 21. Wegener's name for the super-continent he thought existed before the continents broke apart was _____.

Question 22 22. What was the accepted theory about the Earth's continents during Wegener's time?

Question 23 23. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

Question 24 24. The boundary in the picture is

Question 25 25. Which of the following best describes the theory of plate tectonics?

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Question 26 26. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. What is the name of the underwater mountain range that runs from Iceland to Antarctica?

Question 30 30. When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?

Understanding Plate Tectonics: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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