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Grade 8 Tectonics
What was Wegener's idea that the continents slowly moved over Earth's surface?
  1. Pangaea
  2. Continental drift
  3. Plate tectonics
  4. Fossils
Grade 8 Tectonics
Grade 8 Tectonics
What measures an Earthquake's magnitude?
  1. Mercalli scale
  2. Interval scale
  3. Richter scale
  4. Ratio scale
Grade 8 Tectonics
What is the fastest seismic wave?
  1. p-wave
  2. s-wave
  3. surface waves
  4. all the above
Grade 8 Tectonics
The Ring of Fire is located around which ocean?
  1. Atlantic Ocean
  2. Indian Ocean
  3. Pacific Ocean
  4. Arctic Ocean
Grade 8 Tectonics
Cause for plate movement
  1. plumes
  2. hot spots
  3. mantle convection currents
  4. glaciers
Grade 8 Tectonics
Which scientific theory is best represented by the diagram?
Fault - Thrust
  1. Big Bang
  2. Evolution
  3. Plate Tectonics
  4. Continental Drift
Grade 8 Tectonics
What kind of plate boundary occurs where two plates grind past each other without producing lithosphere?
  1. Convergent boundary
  2. Divergent boundary
  3. Transform fault boundary
  4. Seafloor spreading boundary
Grade 8 Tectonics
In the early 1900s, scientist Alfred Wegener hypothesized that the continents were once one landmass that moved apart over time. The map supports which piece of evidence for Wegener's idea?
Map of the Atlantic
  1. the shapes of the continental coastlines roughly fit together
  2. distribution of coal deposits matches across different continents
  3. parts of different continents share similar fossils and similar rocks
  4. the age of oceanic crust is younger in the middle of the ocean and older at continental boundaries
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