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Read each question and all answer choices carefully, then choose the best answer.

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Question 1.
Which of the following is not considered a mechanism for plate motion?


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Question 2.
Based on the latest technology, the relative plate motions show North America is moving away from Europe at a rate of approximately


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Question 3.
Identify the type of plate boundary illustrated by each of the figures.

(Plate boundaries diagram, Copyright © Prentice Hall, Inc.)




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Question 4.
Most of Earth's seismic activity, volcanism, and mountain building occur along


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Question 5.
Paleomagnetism of rocks that exhibit a pattern or orientation different than the modern-day magnetic field is labeled


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Question 6.
The Aleutian, Mariana, and Tonga Islands are examples of


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Question 7.
The deep-layer model of convection is an attractive and a reasonable hypothesis because the model


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Question 8.
The seafloor spreading hypothesis is supported by


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Question 9.
Which of the following is not evidence Wegener presented in the early 1900s?


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Question 10.
Glacial deposits covering extensive areas of the modern-day Southern Hemisphere, including India, 300 million years ago is evidence for


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Question 11.
In North America, the Cascade Range is part of a continental volcanic arc associated with the subduction of oceanic lithosphere.


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Question 12.
The Plate Tectonic Theory proposes that the continents move through the ocean floor.


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Question 13.
The type of plate boundary where plates move together, causing one of the slabs of lithosphere to be consumed into the mantle as it descends beneath an overriding plate, is called a ____________ boundary.


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Question 14.
The oldest and thickest seafloor sediments are found at the ridge crest.


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Question 15.
The "Ring of Fire" is an area of earthquake and volcanic activity that encircles the Pacific Ocean basin.


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Question 16.
The magnetic time scale over the last few million years was developed using


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Question 17.
Current models for mantle convection indicate convection may occur


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Question 18.
During subduction, when a slab sinks into the asthenosphere, the trailing plate follows along because of


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Question 19.
Ridge push is most important

 
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Question 20.
The East African Rift Valley is an example of continental rifting.


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