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Grade 10 Earth's Layers
Grade 10 Earth's Layers
Grade 10 Tectonics
The fact that widely separated continents have similar fossils, similar mineral deposits, and similar rock formations tells scientists that these continents                                                         .
  1. probably formed at the same time in the same hemisphere.
  2. probably were connected in the past.
  3. probably were never connected in the past.
  4. will have the same four seasons at the same time.
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 Tectonics
Grade 10 Geomorphology
Grade 10 Tectonics
Places where tectonic plates move apart are called
  1. convergent boundaries.
  2. transform boundaries.
  3. subduction zones.
  4. divergent boundaries.
Grade 10 Earth's Layers
Earth's core is primarily composed of                   .
  1. granite and marble
  2. iron and copper
  3. nickel and iron
  4. nickel and granite
Grade 10 Geomorphology
Grade 10 Tectonics
What causes tectonic plates to move?
  1. radiation from within the crust
  2. magnetic forces from the inner core
  3. convection currents in the mantle
  4. slow continental drift
Grade 10 Tectonics
Grade 10 Historical Geology
Geologic eras are largely determined by                                .
  1. Earth's orbital position.
  2. shifts in the fossil record.
  3. average global temperatures.
  4. distribution of rock sequences.
Grade 10 Geomorphology
Grade 10 Tectonics
What is the ‘driving force’ behind plate tectonics that causes it to happen?
  1. gravity
  2. plates floating on the ocean
  3. convection currents
  4. earthquakes
Grade 10 Earth's Layers
This lies under the lithosphere, and it is made of mantle rock.
  1. lower mantle
  2. outer core
  3. asthenosphere
  4. magma
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