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Chapter 03 - Plate Tectonics

Chapter 03
Plate Tectonics

Multiple Choice Questions


1. Which of the following features is present on the seafloor off the Pacific Northwest?

A. world's largest oceanic plateau


B. long, fairly straight fracture zone
C. world's largest linear island chain
D. island arc within oceanic plates

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2. On this map of the south Atlantic, what is the feature that makes a zigzag pattern on the
seafloor?

A. island arc
B. linear island chain
C. subduction zone
D. mid-ocean ridge
E. none of these

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3. Why does the Tibetan Plateau, shown in this figure, have a high elevation?

A. transform faulting
B. seafloor spreading
C. continental rifting
D. continental collision
E. hot-spot activity

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4. On this map of the south Atlantic, why is the mid-ocean ridge in the center of the ocean?

A. Subduction is consuming seafloor beneath both adjacent continents.


B. Seafloor is added to both sides during seafloor spreading.
C. Subduction has occurred under one and then another of the adjacent continents.
D. Seafloor spreading has stopped in this area.

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5. On this southern continent, which side has a plate boundary?

A. the left (west) side


B. the right (east) side
C. both sides
D. neither side

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6. In this figure of Japan, what do the offshore trenches indicate?

A. continental rifting
B. a rift in a mid-ocean ridge formed by seafloor spreading
C. a rift in a mid-ocean ridge formed by transform faulting
D. subduction of oceanic crust

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7. How did the Red Sea, shown between Arabia and Africa in this figure, form?

A. subduction of Arabia beneath Africa


B. subduction of Africa beneath Arabia
C. a continental collision
D. continental rifting followed by seafloor spreading
E. transform faulting followed by a continental collision

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8. Which of the following features is associated with a deep oceanic trench?


A. mid-ocean ridge
B. linear island chain
C. seamount
D. island arc

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9. On this map, identify which letter is over a mid-ocean ridge.

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. feature is not labeled

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Section: 3.1
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10. On this map, identify which letter is over the Atlantic ocean.

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. feature is not labeled

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Section: 3.1
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11. On this map, identify which letter is over the Pacific Ocean.

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. feature is not labeled

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12. On this map, identify which letter is over an island arc.

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. feature is not labeled

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Section: 3.1
Topic: Plate Tectonics

13. The main reason why the hypothesis of continental drift was not widely accepted was:
A. The hypothesis required that the entire Earth was once frozen.
B. The hypothesis required long, narrow land bridges that did not exist.
C. There was no mechanism to move continents through the oceanic crust.
D. All of these were reasons the hypothesis was not widely accepted.

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Section: 3.2
Topic: Investigating Geologic Questions

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14. What ideas brought a renewed interest to the idea of continental drift?
A. data that a submarine mountain occurred beneath the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
B. evidence that the entire Earth was once frozen
C. evidence that similar meteorites fall on different continents
D. evidence that a large meteorite caused extinction of the dinosaurs

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Section: 3.2
Topic: Investigating Geologic Questions

15. Which data were used to develop the hypothesis of continental drift?
A. the shape of the continents
B. the distribution of fossils
C. the distribution of glacial deposits and directions of glacial scratch marks
D. all of these

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Section: 3.2
Topic: Investigating Geologic Questions

16. Which area(s) on this world map is likely to have volcanoes above sea level?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D

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Section: 3.3
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17. Which area(s) on this world map are likely to be near a plate boundary?

A. A and B
B. A and D
C. B and D
D. C and D
E. A, B, and C only

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Section: 3.3
Topic: Plate Tectonics

18. Which of the following statements is true?


A. Earthquakes are more widespread than volcanoes or high mountains.
B. High mountains are more widespread than volcanoes or earthquakes.
C. Volcanoes are more widespread than earthquakes or high mountains.

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19. Which area(s) on this world map is likely to have earthquakes?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. A, B, and C only

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Section: 3.3
Topic: Plate Tectonics

20. This figure depicts what type of boundary?

A. oceanic divergent boundary


B. ocean-ocean convergent boundary
C. ocean-continent convergent boundary
D. transform boundary
E. continental collision

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Section: 3.4
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21. A divergent plate boundary is most likely associated with a(n):


A. oceanic trench
B. mountain belt or island arc
C. mid-ocean ridge
D. none of these

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

22. An oceanic transform plate boundary is most likely associated with a(n):
A. oceanic trench
B. mountain belt or island arc
C. mid-ocean ridge
D. all of these

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

23. A convergent plate boundary is most likely associated with a(n):


A. oceanic trench
B. a linear chain of island
C. mid-ocean ridge
D. transform fault
E. none of these

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24. What types of plate boundaries are shown in this figure?

A. divergent
B. convergent
C. transform
D. divergent and transform
E. convergent and divergent

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Section: 3.4
Topic: Nature of Geology

25. What type of plate boundary is depicted by the smaller arrows in the center of this figure?

A. divergent boundary
B. convergent boundary
C. transform boundary
D. hot spot
E. none of these

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26. What type of plate boundary is depicted in this figure?

A. continental rift
B. ocean-ocean convergent boundary
C. ocean-continent convergent boundary
D. divergent and transform boundaries
E. continental collision

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Section: 3.5
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27. What type of plate boundary is depicted in this figure?

A. oceanic divergent boundary


B. ocean-ocean convergent boundary
C. ocean-continent convergent boundary
D. continental collision boundary
E. transform boundary

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28. Which way are the plates moving in this figure?

A. away from each other


B. directly toward each other
C. toward each other at an angle
D. horizontally sliding by one another
E. there is no way to tell

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

29. What is being depicted by this figure?

A. continental collision
B. continent-continent convergence
C. early stages of seafloor spreading
D. early stages of subduction
E. a boundary that is mostly a transform fault

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30. Mid-ocean ridges form where two ocean plates:


A. collide
B. diverge
C. subduct
D. slide past each other
E. are destroyed

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31. What occurs at mid-ocean ridges?


A. oceanic crust is destroyed
B. continental crust is destroyed
C. oceanic crust is created
D. continental crust is created
E. all crust is destroyed by magma

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32. Mid-ocean ridges are higher than surrounding oceanic crust primarily because:
A. two plates are colliding
B. the crust is thicker
C. the crust is stronger
D. transform faulting uplifts the rocks
E. the lithosphere is thinner and hotter

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33. The main way new oceanic crust is created is by:


A. eruption of lavas and solidification of magmas at depth
B. sediment scraped off a subducting slab
C. continents that subside below sea level
D. continental rifting, before the continents separate
E. magmas along an ocean-continent convergent boundary

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

34. The stages associated with continental rifting are, in order from earliest to latest:
A. narrow ocean basin, continental rift, uplift, wide ocean basin
B. narrow ocean basin, wide ocean basin, continental rift, uplift
C. uplift, wide ocean basin, narrow ocean basin, continental rift
D. wide ocean basin, narrow ocean basin, uplift, continental rift
E. uplift, continental rift, narrow ocean basin, wide ocean basin

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

35. Which of the following best represents the sequence by which a continent splits apart?
A. seafloor spreading, then continental rifting, then uplift due to mantle upwelling
B. continental rifting, then seafloor spreading, then uplift due to mantle upwelling
C. uplift due to mantle upwelling, then continental rifting, then seafloor spreading
D. none of these

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36. Which of the following contains a modern continental rift?


A. eastern North America
B. eastern Africa
C. eastern Europe
D. eastern Pacific Ocean
E. East Timor

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

37. Which of the following is associated with a mid-ocean ridge?


A. an island arc
B. magma produced as the mantles rise up
C. melting of the subducting plate
D. lower topography than surrounding seafloor
E. continental rift

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38. Which of the following is NOT happening in the area shown by this figure?

A. plates are moving apart


B. eruptions onto the seafloor
C. release of water by a descending plate
D. melting of rising mantle
E. faulting

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

39. Which feature on this figure is formed by bending of the subducted plate?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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Section: 3.6
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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40. Which feature on this figure is formed by bending of the subducted plate?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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Section: 3.6
Topic: Plate Tectonics

41. The plate boundary on the this figure is located between:

A. A and B
B. B and C
C. C and D
D. D and E
E. there is not enough information to tell

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42. On the accompanying figure the plate boundary is located between:

A. A and B
B. B and C
C. C and D
D. D and E
E. there is not enough information to tell

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Section: 3.6
Topic: Plate Tectonics

43. A continent has an oceanic trench offshore of its coast. Which of the following is probably
NOT present along this side of the continent?
A. a mountain belt
B. earthquakes
C. volcanoes
D. melting along a mid-ocean ridge
E. subduction of an oceanic plate

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44. Which feature on this figure is formed by melting of mantle above the slab?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

45. Which feature on this figure is formed by melting of mantle above the slab?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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46. On this figure of a continental collision, which continent would have had subductionrelated magmatism before the collision?

A. the continent on the left


B. the continent on the right
C. both continents
D. neither continent

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

47. On this map of the South Atlantic, which letter is on a transform fault?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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Section: 3.7
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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48. On this map of the South Atlantic, which letter is on an oceanic fracture zone?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

49. On the accompanying figure, what type of feature is located in the area of number 3?

A. transform fault
B. mid-ocean ridge
C. linear island chain
D. fracture zone

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50. On the accompanying figure, what type of feature is located in the area of number 4?

A. transform fault
B. mid-ocean ridge
C. linear island chain
D. fracture zone

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

51. On this map of the South Atlantic, which letter is on a site of seafloor spreading?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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52. On the accompanying figure, what type of feature is located in the area of number 2?

A. transform fault
B. mid-ocean ridge
C. linear island chain
D. fracture zone

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

53. This figure shows plate boundaries south of Alaska. Which location is on a transform
boundary?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 2 and 3

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Section: 3.8
Topic: Nature of Geology

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54. This figure shows plate boundaries south of Alaska. Which location is likely to contain
volcanoes above a subduction zone?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 2 and 3

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Section: 3.8
Topic: Nature of Geology

55. This figure shows plate boundaries south of Alaska. Which location is along a convergent
boundary?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 2 and 3

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Topic: Nature of Geology

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56. A force that is important in driving plate tectonics is:


A. slab pull
B. ridge push
C. upwelling mantle, such as in hot spots
D. all of these

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

57. How fast do plates move relative to one another?


A. centimeters per year
B. meters per year
C. kilometers per year
D. one hundred kilometers per year

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

58. When a plate boundary changes its orientation, it can change from:
A. a spreading center to a transform fault
B. a transform fault to a spreading center
C. a transform fault to a subduction zone
D. all of these
E. none of these

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59. What causes magnetic stripes on the seafloor, such as those shown here?

A. Volcanic rocks in oceanic crust are covered by a variable thickness of sediment.


B. Some oceanic crust consists of volcanic rocks and some is composed of sediment.
C. Sometimes Earth's magnetic field points north and sometimes it points south.
D. Some volcanic rocks are formed in normal ways and others have pillows.

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Section: 3.9
Topic: Seafloor and Continental Margins

60. This diagram shows magnetic stripes on either side of the mid-ocean ridge. How many
times did the magnetic field change polarity to form all of the stripes shown here?

A. twice
B. three times
C. five times
D. eleven times

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Topic: Seafloor and Continental Margins

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61. This diagram shows magnetic stripes on either side of the mid-ocean ridge. How many
different ages of stripes are represented in this diagram?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 6
E. 11

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Section: 3.9
Topic: Seafloor and Continental Margins

62. The Earth's magnetic field is generated by:


A. salty water moving through the deep parts of the crust
B. convection currents in the asthenosphere
C. movement of iron and electrical currents within Earth's outer core
D. aligned magnetic minerals within Earth's inner core

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63. If the area shown in this figure is 240 kilometers wide, and the oldest crest is 4 million
years old, what was the approximate rate of seafloor spreading across this ridge?

A. 0.24 kilometers per million years


B. 2.4 kilometers per million years
C. 60 kilometers per million years
D. 240 kilometers per million years
E. 960 kilometers per million years

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Section: 3.9
Topic: Seafloor and Continental Margins

64. What is associated with reversed magnetic polarity?


A. a compass needle would point south
B. the magnetic signal of seafloor formed with this polarity would be stronger compared to
adjacent areas of the seafloor
C. there are much fewer intervals of reversed polarity than normal polarity
D. all of these

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65. What are some uses of magnetic reversals?


A. matching the patterns of reversals in a rock sequence to the magnetic timescale
B. studying magnetic stripes on the seafloor
C. calculating rates of seafloor spreading
D. all of these

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Section: 3.9
Topic: Seafloor and Continental Margins

66. On the accompanying figure, which letter is over the oldest oceanic crust?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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67. On the accompanying figure, which letter is over the youngest oceanic crust?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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68. On the accompanying figure, which letter is likely over oceanic crust that is similar in age
to that beneath letter E?

A. A and B
B. B
C. C
D. D

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69. On the accompanying figure, which letter is over the oldest oceanic crust?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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70. On the accompanying figure, which letter is over the youngest oceanic crust?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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71. Where is subduction occurring on this map of South America?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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Section: 3.11
Topic: Plate Tectonics

72. Where is subduction occurring on this figure of South America?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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73. On this map of South America, which features are NOT on a plate boundary?

A. A and B
B. B and C
C. C and D
D. D and E
E. all of the features are on a plate boundary

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

74. On this map of South America, which features are NOT on a plate boundary?

A. A and B
B. B and C
C. C and D
D. D and E
E. all of the features are on a plate boundary

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75. Which location on this figure from the Investigation is located on a divergent plate
boundary?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

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Section: 3.12
Topic: Nature of Geology

76. Which location on this figure from the Investigation is located on a convergent plate
boundary?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

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Topic: Nature of Geology

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77. Which location on this figure from the Investigation is located on the abyssal plain?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

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Section: 3.12
Topic: Nature of Geology

78. Which location on this figure from the Investigation is located on a passive continental
margin?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

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Topic: Nature of Geology

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79. Which location on this figure from the Investigation is most likely to have volcanoes
formed above a subduction zone?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

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Section: 3.12
Topic: Nature of Geology

80. On the accompanying map, earthquakes are least likely at locations:

A. 1, 2, and 3
B. 1 and 4
C. 1 and 5
D. 2, 3, and 4
E. 4 and 5

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81. On the accompanying map, large destructive earthquakes that affect land are most likely at
locations:

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 4 and 5
D. 1 and 4
E. 1 and 5

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Topic: Plate Tectonics

82. On the accompanying map, volcanic eruptions are most likely at locations:

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 3 and 4
D. 1 and 3
E. 2 and 5

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83. The feature at location 3 is probably:

A. a divergent boundary
B. a convergent boundary
C. a subduction zone
D. where two plates are colliding
E. not a plate boundary

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Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

84. On the accompanying map, earthquakes are most likely at locations:

A. 1, 2, and 3
B. 1 and 4
C. 1 and 5
D. 2, 3, and 4
E. 4 and 5

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Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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85. Volcanoes that present major hazards to people living on the continents are likely at
location:

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 5
E. 1, 2, and 5

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

86. The safest place for humans to live, away from volcanic activity and earthquakes, is:

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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87. The continental edge between locations 4 and 5 is probably:

A. a divergent boundary
B. a convergent boundary
C. an active continental rift
D. where two plates are colliding
E. not a plate boundary

Difficulty Level: Remember


Difficulty Level: Understand
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

88. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether an earthquake is likely or
unlikely to occur at the location of the red circle.

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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89. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether an earthquake is likely or
unlikely to occur at the location of the red circle.

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

90. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether an earthquake is likely or
unlikely to occur at the location of the red circle.

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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91. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether an earthquake is likely or
unlikely to occur at the location of the red circle.

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

92. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether an earthquake is likely or
unlikely to occur at the location of the red circle.

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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93. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether an earthquake is likely or
unlikely to occur at the location of the red circle.

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

94. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether an earthquake is likely or
unlikely to occur at the location of the red circle.

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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95. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether an earthquake is likely or
unlikely to occur at the location of the red circle.

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

96. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether an earthquake is likely or
unlikely to occur at the location of the red circle.

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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97. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether an earthquake is likely or
unlikely to occur at the location of the red circle.

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

98. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether a volcano is likely or unlikely
to form at the location of the red triangle

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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99. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether a volcano is likely or unlikely
to form at the location of the red triangle

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.10
Topic: Plate Tectonics

100. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether a volcano is likely or
unlikely to form at the location of the red triangle

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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101. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether a volcano is likely or
unlikely to form at the location of the red triangle

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

102. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether a volcano is likely or
unlikely to form at the location of the red triangle

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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103. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether a volcano is likely or
unlikely to form at the location of the red triangle

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

104. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether a volcano is likely or
unlikely to form at the location of the red triangle

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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105. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether a volcano is likely or
unlikely to form at the location of the red triangle

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

106. Use your knowledge of plate boundaries to answer whether a volcano is likely or
unlikely to form at the location of the red triangle

A. Likely
B. Unlikely

Difficulty Level: Analyze


Difficulty Level: Apply
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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107. Based on the position of the houses on Continent A, which one is built in the safest
location?

A. House A
B. House B
C. House C
D. House D
E. House E

Difficulty Level: Create


Difficulty Level: Evaluate
Section: 3.12
Topic: Plate Tectonics

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