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ConcepTest: Separation of North America and Europe

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:

Between 1900 and 2000, North America increased its distance from Europe by approximately ______. (Assume a constant rate of plate motion. 1 km = 1000 m; 1 m = 100 cm; 1 cm = 10 mm.)

a. 20-40 centimeters
b. 2-4 meters
c. 200-400 meters
d. 2-4 km

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Subject

Geoscience:Geology: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

Topics

Tectonics