Plate Tectonics Quiz
Formation of Earth and Plate Movement
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Before there was evidence from rocks and fossils, many scientists theorized that the continents were once joined together. Using only maps, these scientists observed that - *
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Which of the following provides evidence for past tectonic plate motions? *
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The distribution of fossils is used as evidence for plate tectonics. The distribution of four different fossil organisms over three different continents is shown in the diagram. The distribution of which organisms can be used as evidence that Africa was once connected to South America? *
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By studying the distribution of different types of fossils, geologists have determined that some plates have traveled great distances. Evidence to support this comes from the fact that – *
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The theory of plate tectonics was, at first, rejected by most scientists. Now most geologists accept that tectonic plates exist and that these tectonic plates can and do move. What is responsible for the change in how scientists think about plate tectonics? *
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The inner core is solid because *
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Which layer generates the Earth's magnetic field? *
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Broken pieces of the lithosphere that move on the asthenosphere *
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Earth's layers transition from one layer to the next due to different *
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Which of Earth's layers is made mostly of iron? *
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Pompeii was related to our study of plate tectonics because Mt. Vesuvius is located *
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In Lincoln City we are next to a ______________ convergent subduction zone. *
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The most visible feature of the Juan de Fuca subduction zone is *
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New land (new seafloor and Iceland) is created under the ocean at divergent boundaries when *
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Oceanic and continental plates move because _____________ currents are moving under them. *
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The image below is an example of which type of boundary? *
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