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ConcepTest: Plate Motion and Effect on Cities #2

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell , David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn
This material was originally created for Starting Point:Introductory Geology
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.

Question:



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 and London
d. New York and Mexico City

Worldwide Tectonic Map

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