1. Which structure can form as a result of a divergent plate boundary?
A a continental volcanic arc, due to the collision of two plates
B a continental mountain, due to the collision of two plates
C a mid-ocean ridge, due to the separation of two plates
D an ocean trench, due to the separation of two plates
2. Which would produce the most severe earthquake damage along the surface of Earth?
A an earthquake with a deep focus and a magnitude of 2.5
B an earthquake with a shallow focus and a magnitude of 2.5
C an earthquake with a deep focus and a magnitude of 4.5
D an earthquake with a shallow focus and a magnitude of 4.5
3. How does the subduction of crustal plates influence the rock cycle?
A The processes of heating and melting of rock layers form the parent material for igneous rock.
B The processes of cementing and compaction form sedimentary rock.
C The parent material is provided for weathering and erosion.
D The intense heat and pressure forms metamorphic rock.
4. Which of the following is the best evidence that Earth’s continents were once in vastly different
positions than they are today?
A Penguins are found only in the Southern Hemisphere.
B Fossils of tropical plants are found in Antarctica.
C Volcanoes encircle the Pacific Ocean.
D Major rivers form deltas from continental erosion.
5. A rift valley is evidence of which kind of plate boundary?
A convergent
B divergent
C transform
D uniform
6. The convergence of two continental plates would produce
A island arcs.
B rift valleys.
C folded mountains.
D trenches.
7. Which of the following provides evidence for plate tectonics?
A sea-floor topography
B ocean currents
C Coriolis effect
D atmospheric temperatures
8. Earthquake vibrations are detected, measured, and recorded by instruments called
A sonargraphs.
B seismographs.
C Richter scales.
D magnetometers.
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Sample questions found here: http://www.edresults.org/strands/2012/rtqearthscience.pdf and
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/accountability/common-exams/released-forms/highschool/science/earth-environment/commonexam.pdf
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Which structure can form as a result of a divergent plate boundary