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Continental Drift (Grade 8)

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Continental Drift

1. 
Wegener believed that the continents used to be one landmass.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Wegener's theory of continental drift was not accepted immediately by other scientists because
  1. the fossil evidence was unreliable
  2. Wegener could not describe how the continents separated
  3. Wegener only had evidence from the southern continents
  4. the rock sequences were incomplete
3. 
A lack of explanation for continental drift prevented many scientists from accepting that a single continent called                 once existed.
  1. Glomar
  2. Wegener
  3. Pangaea
  4. Glossopteris
4. 
The presence of the same                  on different continents is evidence for continental drift.
  1. fossils
  2. wind systems
  3. river systems
  4. weather patterns
5. 
Why did Wegener think that continental drift could be used to explain rock scarring in South America, India, and Australia?
  1. volcanoes moved the seafloor
  2. glaciers cause the scarring
  3. earthquakes scar rocks
  4. Hess proposed this theory
6. 
Continental drift is the theory that continents drift                                  .
  1. quickly together
  2. slowly together
  3. slowly to their current positions
  4. to form the new continent Pandora
7. 
Alfred Wegener hypothesized that Pangaea began to break apart about                years ago.
  1. 180 million
  2. 135 million
  3. 65 million
  4. 25 million
8. 
The theory of continental drift
  1. was based on the distribution of rock types, fossils and structures
  2. was accepted by most geologist during Wegener's lifetime
  3. was based on oceanic fossils and basalt
  4. suggested that the original land forms were large islands
9. 
Some of the evidence we have that the continents were once part of a single landmass is:
  1. fossils
  2. coal found in cold climates
  3. similar rock formations on facing edges of continents
  4. all of these
10. 
The fact that South America and Africa were once joined is                          for Pangaea.
  1. rock layer evidence
  2. fossil evidence
  3. puzzle piece evidence
  4. mineral deposit evidence
11. 
Glossopteris and Mesosaurus would be considered this type of Pangaea supportive evidence.
  1. rock layer record
  2. puzzle piece record
  3. fossil record
  4. mineral deposit record
12. 
Which two continents were used as evidence for the continental puzzle?
  1. North America and Africa
  2. South America and Asia
  3. South America and North America
  4. South America and Africa
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