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ConcepTest: Plate Tectonic Theory

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:

Which of the following statements is not consistent with plate tectonic theory?

a. Continental crust is generally older than oceanic crust.
b. The number of plates has changed through time.
c. Mountain chains are remnants of oceanic crust.
d. There are different types of volcanoes.

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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