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ConcepTest: Worldwide Tectonic Portrait #8 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The schematic cross sections below illustrate four models of relative plate motions and plate boundary geometry. Which of the cross sections best represents the characteristics of the plate boundary at location 8 ...

ConcepTest: Plate Motion and Effect on Cities #5 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and identify which pair of locations is moving further apart as a result of plate tectonics. a. Tokyo and Hawaii b. Bombay and Sydney c. Galapagos Islands and Hawaii d. Galapagos ...

ConcepTest: Plate Motion and Effect on Cities #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and identify which pair of locations is moving closer together as a result of plate tectonics. a. Galapagos Islands and Hawaii b. Galapagos Islands and Rio de Janeiro c. New York ...

ConcepTest: Plate Motion and Effect on Cities #3 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and identify which pair of locations is moving further apart as a result of plate tectonics. a. Bombay and Sydney b. Hawaii and Tokyo c. New York and London d. Mexico City and ...

ConcepTest: Plate Motion and Effect on Cities #4 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and identify which pair of locations is moving further apart as a result of plate tectonics. a. Sydney and Cape Town b. Bombay and Sydney c. Hawaii and Tokyo d. Galapagos Islands ...

ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and answer the following question. The oldest oceanic lithosphere is located at ___. a. C b. F c. M d. L

ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #3 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and answer the following question. The youngest oceanic lithosphere is located at ___. a. C b. D c. M d. L

ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #4 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and answer the following question. Which two locations are moving closer together due to plate motions? a. A & C b. F & G c. D & H d. E & M

ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #5 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and answer the following question. Which two locations will remain the same distance apart, regardless of plate motions? a. B & C b. B & K c. G & L d. F & G

ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #6 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and answer the following question. The ocean floor becomes progressively ______ moving from D toward K. a. older b. younger

ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #7 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and answer the following question. The ocean floor becomes progressively ______ moving from the margin of South America toward L. a. older b. younger

ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #11 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and answer the following question. Which location is near a hot spot? a. F b. B c. D d. M

ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #8 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and answer the following question. The ocean floor becomes progressively ______ moving from F toward G. a. older b. younger

ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #9 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and answer the following question. Which location is on the Nazca plate? a. A b. C c. F d. J

ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #10 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Review the map of the plates below and answer the following question. Which location is near a site where the continental lithosphere will break apart to form a new ocean basin? a. A b. B c. G d. E

ConcepTest: Magnetic Polarity at Oceanic Ridge #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The figure below represents a magnetic profile across an oceanic ridge system. Which pairs of letters indicate matching intervals of normal polarity. a. B, H b. B, G c. B, D c. C, F

ConcepTest: Magnetic Inclination in Lava part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Two lava flows formed at the same location on a plate, 90 million years apart. The plate migrated 500 km northward in the time between the formation of the first and second lava flows. Scientists sampled rocks from ...

ConcepTest: Magnetism Across Oceanic Ridge part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The figure below represents a magnetic profile across an oceanic ridge system. The profile is a plot of (A) distance from the oceanic ridge vs. (B) _________. a. magnetic declination b. magnetic intensity c. ...

ConcepTest: Magnetic Polarity at Oceanic Ridge #1 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The figure below represents a magnetic profile across an oceanic ridge system. Which pairs of letters indicate matching intervals of reverse polarity. a. A, H b. B, G c. C, F c. G, H

ConcepTest: Axis of Ridge part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
This is part of a magnetic profile across an oceanic ridge system. The profile shows both positive and negative anomalies. Based on the symmetry of the patterns, where is the axis of the ridge located? a. A b. B c. ...



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