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PENN FOSTER 007528 THE DYNAMIC EARTH STUDY

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007528 The Dynamic Earth

1. The condition of equilibrium that results in the displacement of the mantle by the continental
and oceanic
crust is known as
A. root rebound.
B. isostasy.
C. topography
D. erosion.
2. Mountains that are formed between two large faults are known as
A. uplifted mountains.
B. plateaus.
C. fault-block mountains.
D. seamounts.
3. The bowl-shaped depression at the top of a volcano is a
A. crater.
B. conduit.
C. fissure.
D. vent.
4. All the processes that form mountain ranges are known as
A. orogeny.
B. compressive forces.
C. arch vibrations.
D. island arcing.
5. _______ currents assist in the transfer of thermal energy from warmer climates to cooler
climates.
A. Plutonium
B. Convection
C. Tectonic
D. Platonic
6. Which of the following is a factor that determines the composition of magma?
A. Viscosity
B. Color
C. Elasticity
D. Texture
7. The three types of stress that act on Earths rocks are compression, tension, and
A. shear.
B. tension.

C. tephra.
D. shale.
8. The original location of an earthquake is also known as the
A. hotspot.
B. magnitude.
C. horizon.
D. epicenter.
9. Intrusive igneous rock bodies are called
A. cinder cones.
B. tectonics.
C. tephra.
D. plutons.
10. Which of the following is not a convergent boundary?
A. Oceanic-continental
B. Oceanic-oceanic
C. Continental-volcanic
D. Continental-continental
11. A common characteristic of mountains formed by two colliding continents is marine
_______ rock.
A. limestone
B. sedimentary
C. metamorphic
D. igneous
12. The active sections that are located along fault lines are called
A. stress accumulations.
B. seismic risks.
C. recurrence gaps.
D. seismic gaps.
13. Lava and other materials that are launched from a volcano into the air are referred to as
A. magma.
B. tephra.
C. basalts.
D. flows.
14. A flat area on a mountain is known as a
A. grand valley.
B. valley straight.

C. rising canyon.
D. plateau.
15. What type of instrument measures seismic waves?
A. Seismometer
B. Seismic scale
C. Mercalli scale
D. Seismogram
16. What is another name for the Circum-Pacific Belt?
A. Mediterranean Belt
B. Mount Vesuvius
C. Mount Pinatubo
D. Pacific Ring of Fire
17. The process in which the floors of a building collapse on one another is known as
A. earthquake shakedown.
B. earthquake panic.
C. pancaking.
D. a landslide.
18. _______ was the first person to propose the idea of moving continents as a scientific
hypothesis.
A. Antonio Snider-Pelligrini
B. Abraham Ortelius
C. Charles Richter
D. Alfred Wegener
19. _______ describes all the processes associated with the discharge of magma, hot fluids, ash,
and gases.
A. Thermal energy
B. Volcanism
C. Hydraulic energy
D. Magnetism
20. The study of the Earths magnetic field is known as
A. isochronism
B. paleomagnetism
C. magnetism
D. topography