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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


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

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Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology

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, Deformation


Structural Geology


Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology