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Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 24

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Question 1:


a) Gondwana
b) Laurasia
c) Eurasia
d) Norda
e) Lorentia

Question 2:


a) new crust
b) magma
c) the asthenosphere
d) convection cells
e) subterranean caves

Question 3:


a) burning lithospheric crust
b) no plate boundaries
c) volcanic activity
d) lateral plate contact
e) little plate contact

Question 4:


a) North American Plate
b) Indian Plate
c) Pacific Plate
d) Caribbean Plate
e) African Plate

Question 5:


a) no change in the landscape
b) island arcs
c) volcanoes
d) mountain building
e) rift valleys

Question 6:


a) oceanic–continental plate boundary
b) lateral plate boundary
c) oceanic¬–oceanic plate boundary
d) subduction zone
e) geologically dormant zone

Question 7:


a) mid-oceanic ridges
b) continental crust
c) tropical latitudes
d) continental shelves
e) the Southern Hemisphere

Question 8:


a) ridge
b) mineral
c) suspect terrane
d) artificial terrane
e) conglomerate

Question 9:


a) continental drift
b) isostasy
c) uplift
d) crustal spreading
e) rebound

Question 10:


a) very slowly
b) in sporadic bursts with gaps of inactivity in between
c) not at all
d) only if the landmass is a volcano
e) almost continuously

Question 11:


a) Sial
b) Sima
c) Neither would float.
d) Both would float.
e) Sial would float only in Arctic latitudes.

Question 12:


a) magma wells
b) rifts
c) rift valleys
d) seafloor spreading
e) crustal spreading

Question 13:


a) 1–2 cm/year
b) 1–12 cm/year
c) 2–20 cm/year
d) 1–10 cm/year
e) 2–10 cm/year

Question 14:


a) island arcs
b) transform faults
c) rift valleys
d) exotic terranes
e) isostacies

Question 15:


a) isostasy
b) subduction
c) conduction
d) accretion
e) crustal spreading

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False

Question 21:


a) True
b) False