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ConcepTest: Elevated Terraces

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:

A series of elevated terraces (former wave-cut platforms) along an active plate boundary coast is evidence for ______________.

a. Sea level rise
b. Uplift of continental crust
c. Subsidence (sinking) of crust

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is b.

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