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ConcepTest: Magnetic Inclination

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

Question:

The diagram below shows the magnetic inclination determined for three lava flows preserved in a cliff. (Assume that Earth's magnetic field was in the same orientation as it is today.) What happened to the plate on which these rocks were formed?

The plate moved toward the _______ in the ________ Hemisphere.

a. Equator; Southern
b. Equator; Northern
c. Pole; Southern
d. Pole; Northern

Diagram of Magnetic Inclination

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Subject

Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

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Earth System Topics

Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics, Geomagnetism, Earth Materials:Rocks

Topics

Solid Earth:Tectonics, Petrology