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Tectonic Plates Quiz Study Guide


1. Describe the difference between the crust, mantle, and core.

2. How is the inner core different from the outer core?

3. Describe the difference between the asthenosphere and the lithosphere.

4. Describe what types of plates are involved at a subduction zone and describe what would most likely form there.

5. Describe the plate motion and events that would usually occur at a transform boundary.

6. Describe how mountains are formed.

7. Describe what happens at a divergent boundary on land and in the ocean.

8. What causes the tectonic plates to move?

9. What are the three main pieces of evidence that were used to support Wegeners theory of continental drift?

10. Describe how islands formed above hot spots and island arcs are different.