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This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The outer part of the mantle is the:

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Question 2.
Why was paleomagnetism so important in discovering plate tectonics?

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Question 3.
Plates which slide past each other have boundaries known as:

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Question 4.
Volcanism does not usually occur:

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Question 5.
Which type of plate boundaries do mid-oceanic ridges form?

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Question 6.
How thick is the Wadati-Benoiff zone?

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Question 7.
What is the name for the location where volcanism occurs away from plate boundaries?

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Question 8.
What type of feature is Yellowstone National Park thought to be the site of?

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Question 9.
How old is the Earth?

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Question 10.
What is the name for the Supercontinent to which all of the land mass on Earth was joined approximately 600 million years ago?

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