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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. mid-ocean ridges
  2. faults
  3. the force that pulls the continent
  4. inner core
  5. crust
  1. a What evidence could Wegener not provide to support his idea?
  2. b a dense ball of solid metal
  3. c breaks in Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other
  4. d the layer of rock that forms Earth's outer skin
  5. e an undersea mountain range where new ocean floor is produced and is a divergent place boundary

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a scientist who hypothesized that all the continents were once joined together in a single landmass and have since drifted apart
  2. a deep valley that forms along the divergent boundary
  3. the process by which ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle
  4. the super continent that joined all present-day continents together
  5. a measure of how much mass there is in a volume

5 True/False questions

  1. continental driftthe idea that continents are slowly moving over Earth's surface


  2. convectionheat transfer by the movement of currents within a fluid


  3. athenospherethe uppermost part of the mantle and the crust together form this part of Earth


  4. sonarthe super continent that joined all present-day continents together


  5. granitea rock that is usually a light color and has a coarse texture


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