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Grade 10 Tectonics
This theory states that Earth's crust and rigid upper mantle are broken into enormous slabs which move in different directions.
  1. tectonic plate theory
  2. seafloor spreading theory
  3. the theory of Pangaea
  4. the floating earth theory
Grade 10 Magnetism and Electricity
Grade 10 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 10 Rocks
How does sediment accumulation vary with age of the oceanic crust?
  1. older crust has more sediment
  2. younger crust has more sediment
  3. sediment does not vary with crust age
  4. none of the above
Grade 10 Tectonics
Tectonic plates interact at places called plate
  1. reversals
  2. boundaries
  3. regions
  4. centers
Grade 8 Tectonics
Subduction zones occur where-
  1. oceanic plates move apart
  2. continental plates move apart
  3. an oceanic plate slides underneath a continental plate
  4. a continental plate collides with another continental plate
Grade 9 Tectonics
What is it called when plates move away from each other?
  1. convergence
  2. divergence
  3. transvergence
Grade 5 Tectonics
Grade 5 Tectonics
Which of these most likely results from plate movement?
  1. global winds
  2. sandy beaches
  3. ocean currents
  4. mountain ranges
Grade 5 Tectonics
The Blue Ridge Mountains form part of the eastern Appalachian Mountains. How were these mountains most likely formed?
  1. Earthquakes caused rocks to form piles.
  2. Large moving earth plates ran into one another.
  3. Wind blew sediments into clumps.
  4. Rivers wore away rock, leaving peaks.
Grade 5 Tectonics
Sometimes tectonic forces cause cracks to form in rock. If pieces of the rock move along these cracks, the cracks are called faults.

Scientists use the term faulting to refer to the formation of faults. Depending on the situation, faulting can act as a constructive or a destructive force. Which of the following best shows how faulting can act as a constructive force?
  1. Rock moves sideways along a fault with no change in elevation.
  2. Rock moves upward along faults to form a mountain range.
  3. Faulting produces an earthquake that causes a local bridge to collapse.
  4. Rocks are worn down as they grind past each other along a fault.
Grade 7 Earth's Layers
A plate is
  1. boundary between the Earth's outermost layer(crust) and the mantle
  2. layer of the Earth surrounding the inner core
  3. one of the moving,irregularly shaped slabs that make up the Earth's lithosphere
Grade 7 Tectonics
A plate is
  1. boundary between the Earth's outermost layer (crust) and the mantle
  2. layer of the Earth surrounding the inner core
  3. one of the moving, irregularly shaped slabs that make up the Earth's lithosphere
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