Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics Quiz

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What drives plate motion according to the text?

What type of plate boundary interactions result in the formation of shield volcanoes?

What causes the formation of mountains and valleys at Normal Faults?

What does the magnitude of an earthquake measure?

What type of stress results in the formation of faults?

At which type of plate boundary do shield volcanoes often form?

What drives the movement of tectonic plates?

What landforms are often associated with the process of sea-floor spreading?

What causes an explosive volcanic eruption?

Which type of plate boundary is characterized by plates sliding past each other?

What type of stress results in the stretching and thinning of the Earth's crust?

Which type of plate is denser and typically subducts beneath another plate?

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Test your knowledge on the evidence supporting the theories of continental drift and plate tectonics, including fossils, land features, climate data, sea-floor spreading, subduction, convection, and the characteristics of oceanic and continental plates. Learn about plate interactions at boundaries.

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