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Plate Tectonic Questions
What kind of plate boundary is located at 60°S, 160°W
According to the 'Tectonic Plates' map of the ESRT, which statement is best supported by the relative movement shown by the arrows?
North and South America are moving towards each other
The Indian-Australian plate is moving away from the Eurasian plate
The African plate and the Eurasian plate are moving away from the North American plate
The Antarctic plate is moving away from the North American plate
Which geologic structure is represented by the double line separating the North American plate from the African and Eurasian plates?
Thick continental crust
Thick layers of sediment
A mid-ocean ridge
Granitic igneous rock
Which feature is commonly formed at a plate boundary where oceanic crust converges with continental crust?
A mid-ocean ridge
An oceanic trench
A transform fault
New oceanic crust
Evidence of subduction exists at the boundary between the
African and South American plates
Indian-Australian and Antarctic plates
Pacific and Antarctic plates
Nazca and South American plates
What do mid-ocean ridges and hot spots have in common?
They are associated with rising magma
They are always associated with present-day plate boundaries
They are commonly associated with earthquakes of great depth
Neither is associated with plate motions
Which of the following statements is supported by the Tectonic Plate map of the ESRT?
Divergent boundaries are associated with oceanic trenches
Convergent boundaries are associated with mid-ocean ridges
Most hot spots are located on transform boundaries
Oceanic trenches are usually located at convergent plate boundaries
What is the location of the St. Helena hot spot?
Based ob the direction of movement shown by the arrows, the San Andreas fault should be classified as a
Based on information in the earth science reference tables what is the present direction of movement of the Indian=Australian plate?
Towards the notheast
Towards the southwest
Towards the east
Towards the southeast
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