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Testing Your Knowledge

For the following questions, select the best answer.

This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
Alfred Wegener used all of the following lines of evidence in support of drifting continents, EXCEPT


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Question 2.
As a tool, paleomagnetism is a piece of modern evidence that has helped support plate tectonics by showing that


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Question 3.
As one moves away from the axis of a mid-ocean ridge, the


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Question 4.
How is it that the floor of the ocean is so much younger than the ocean itself?


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Question 5.
Plate boundaries where new lithosphere is being added along a mid-oceanic ridge are called


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Question 6.
The faster the rate of spreading at the mid-ocean ridge/rise, the ________ the underwater volcanic mountain range.


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Question 7.
True or False? Most lithospheric plates contain both oceanic and continental crust.


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Question 8.
True or False? The mid-ocean ridge is the location of the oldest ocean floor.


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Question 9.
In general, where would the youngest ocean floor be found?


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Question 10.
When an oceanic and a continental plate converge,


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Question 11.
When two continental plates converge,


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Question 12.
Your job is to locate the world's plate boundaries. To do this, you can use only one map. The best map to choose for this job is a map that shows the worldwide locations of ___________________.


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Question 13.
Which of the following is associated with a subduction zone?


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Question 14.
How much wider is the Atlantic Ocean today as compared to the time when Christopher Columbus sailed? Assume that the Atlantic Ocean is getting wider at a rate of 3 centimeters per year (about 1 inch). Go ahead and round off the dates to the nearest century to make the calculation simpler.


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Question 15.
An oceanic trench is associated with which type of plate boundary?


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Question 16.
The San Andreas Fault is associated with which type of plate boundary?


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Question 17.
Along which of the following would you NOT expect to find active volcanic activity?


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Question 18.
Which of the following tropical islands would likely be the youngest?


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Question 19.
What best describes the tectonic setting of the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest?


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Question 20.
Overall, the Atlantic Ocean basin is ________ and the Pacific Ocean basin is ________.


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