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Seafloor Spreading (Grade 9)

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Seafloor Spreading

1. 
Seafloor spreading is when new seafloor is formed when                   is forced upward.
  1. magma
  2. water
  3. soil
  4. calcium carbonate
 
2. 
                plates cause seafloor spreading when beneath an ocean.
  1. Convergent
  2. Divergent
  3. Transform
  4. Subduction
3. 
Of the answers below, which one is evidence of seafloor spreading?
  1. puzzle like fit of the continents
  2. magnetic reversal evident at mid-ocean ridges
  3. fossil evidence found in South America and Africa
  4. climate clues
 
4. 
The earth's internal process which drives seafloor spreading is
  1. fusion
  2. radiation
  3. convection
  4. conduction
5. 
Which scientist from the 1960's is credited with proposing the theory of seafloor spreading?
  1. Alfred Wegener
  2. Albert Einstein
  3. Charles Darwin
  4. Harry Hess
 
6. 
Which is the best estimate of seafloor spreading rates?
  1. 1 - 10 mm/yr
  2. 1 - 10 cm/yr
  3. 1 - 10 m/yr
  4. 1 - 10 km/yr
7. 
Due to seafloor spreading, oceanic crust is                 and sediment is                 on ocean ridge crests.
  1. old; thin
  2. old; thick
  3. young; thin
  4. young; thick
 
8. 
Which of these is NOT evidence for sea floor spreading?
  1. magnetic evidence from trapped iron
  2. ocean floor age
  3. rock shapes
  4. water temperature
9. 
Which process is seafloor spreading most closely associated with?
  1. erosion
  2. volcanism
  3. subduction
  4. metamorphism
 
10. 
Describe the process of the seafloor spreading.






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