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5 Matching questions

  1. continent
  2. plate tectonics
  3. seismic wave
  4. asthenosphere
  5. heat transfer
  1. a theory that pieces of earth's crust are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in mantle
  2. b soft layer of mantle that lithosphere floats on
  3. c great land mass surrounded by oceans
  4. d movement of heat from something hot to cold
  5. e vibration that travels through earth carrying energy released during an earthquake

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. movement of fluid caused by differenes in temperature that transfers heat from one part to another
  2. undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced; divergent plate boundary
  3. name of single landmass that broke apart 200 million years ago and gave rise to today's continents
  4. usually light colored rock that makes up most continental crust
  5. deep valley along ocean floor through which oceanic crust slowly sinks towards mantle

5 True/False questions

  1. basaltbreak in earth's crust where slabs of rock slip past each other


  2. Geologista scientist who studies the materials and forces that make and shape Earth


  3. faultthe layer of rock that forms earth's outer surface


  4. constructive forceforce that slowly wears away mountains and features on earth's surface


  5. convectiontransfer of heat through solid material


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