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Chapter 17
Plate Tectonics:
Can we predict destructive earthquakes?
1. The Pacific coastline is founda. at the middle of a continental plate. b. where two tectonic plates move parallel.c. along divergent plate boundaries.d. near a subduction zone.e. associated with a hot spot.Ans: dLink To: Plate Tectonics: A Unifying View of EarthDifficulty Level: Easy2. Which of the following was used as evidence for plate tectonics?a. topographic profiles of the ocean floors b. maps on rock magnetismc. data classifying rocks by aged. sea floor spreadinge. all of the aboveAns: eLink To: Plate Tectonics: A Unifying View of EarthDifficulty Level: Easy3. The magnetic pattern from seafloor data recorded off the coast of Vancouver and WashingtonStatea. were created by magnetite in fissure flows. b. are caused by hot spots.c. are indicators of past and future earthquake sites.d. have no one explanation accepted by scientists.e. always run perpendicular to the equator.Ans: aLink To: The Dynamic EarthDifficulty Level: Easy20
 
4. The continents of Eurasia and North America are currently moving apart at an average rate of a. 2 inches per century. b. 5 cm per year.c. 5 meters per year.d. 2 cm per century.e. 10 cm per decade.Ans: bLink To: The Dynamic EarthDifficulty Level: Easy5. Which of the following describes earthquakes?a. Earthquakes are an abrupt release of energy. b. Prediction of earthquakes is an established science, which gives global citizens a chance toevacuate ahead of time.c. Earthquakes have never occurred in the middle of the USA.d. No earthquake has been measured higher than 7 on the Richter scale.e. All earthquakes happen within one kilometer of the Earth's surface.Ans: aLink To: The Dynamic EarthDifficulty Level: Easy6. The North American Platea. extends from coast to coast in the United States and is completely covered by land. b. extends from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to the edge of the Pacific Plate.c. contains the eastern half of North America and parts of western Europe.d. has only subducting boundaries.e. contains only the western half of North and South America.Ans: bLink To: Plate Tectonics: A Unifying View of EarthDifficulty Level: Easy7. Which of the following is an example of a continental convergent plant boundary?a. the East African Rift Valley b. the San Andreas Faultc. the Atlantic east coast fall lined. Mount St. Helens in the northwest United States21
 
Chapter 17e. the Himalayan MountainsAns: eLink To: Another Look at Volcanoes and EarthquakesDifficulty Level: Easy8. Divergent plate boundaries are associated witha. seafloor spreading. b. formation of new crust.c. volcanic action.d. shallow, low-energy earthquakes.e. all of the aboveAns: eLink To: Plate Tectonics: A Unifying View of EarthDifficulty Level: Easy9. How often does the oceanic plate material of the Earth renew itself; i.e., go through onereplacement cycle?a. every 100 million years b. every 200 million yearsc. every 1,000 yearsd. every 100,000 yearse. The oceanic plate material never renews itself.Ans: bLink To: The Dynamic EarthDifficulty Level: Easy10. The transform plate boundariesa. form new material at rates exceeding that of the divergent plate boundaries. b. are the location of island arcs and hot spots.c. created the Andes Mountains in South America.d. are exemplified by the San Andreas fault.e. are sites of major volcano ranges.Ans: dLink To: Plate Tectonics: A Unifying View of EarthDifficulty Level: Medium22

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