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ConcepTest: Western U.S. Volcanoes and Earthquakes #1

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 map below shows the plate configurations along the western margin of North America. At which of the locations would we be most likely to find active volcanoes?

a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e. E

Map of Western U.S. Plate Movement

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is C.

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Subject

Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Special Interest

Hazards

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

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

Topics

Solid Earth:Tectonics, Petrology