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Grade 9 Tectonics
What is a fault?
  1. the point inside Earth at which an earthquake occurs
  2. the point on Earth's surface directly above the earthquake focus
  3. a fracture in Earth along which movement has occurred
  4. a fracture in Earth along which NO movement has occurred
Grade 9 Tectonics
What is the largest tectonic plate?
  1. Scotia plate
  2. Pacific plate
  3. Eurasian plate
  4. Antarctic plate
Grade 9 Tectonics
Earthquakes may result from
  1. sudden movements of rock beneath Earth's surface.
  2. movement of volcanic gases and magma.
  3. a severe landslide or the collapse of a cave.
  4. any of the causes listed above.
Grade 9 Tectonics
What force ultimately drives plate motion in the theory of plate tectonics?
  1. the Sun's energy
  2. ridge-push
  3. slab-pull
  4. unequal distribution of heat within Earth
Grade 9 Tectonics
The geographic rearranging of the continents on Earth's surface due to plate tectonics is known as what?
  1. Pangaea
  2. Continental tectonics
  3. Continental drift
  4. Intercontinental landmass deviation
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What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Normal
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
Grade 9 Tectonics
What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Thrust
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
Grade 9 Tectonics
What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Strike-Slip
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
Grade 9 Tectonics
Grade 9 Tectonics
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.
Grade 9 Tectonics
Grade 9 Tectonics

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