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    1)What percentage of earth lives within few tens of kilometers of ocean?
    a)20 b)50 c)80 d)10 e)90
    2) new sea floor is created at convergent margins where crust is destroyed(True or False)
    3)what percentage of earth surface is below sea level? a)10 b)30 c)70 d)All of earth surface below sea lebel
    4) the focus of an earthquake a)is the same thing as the epicenter b) can be located using only one seismograph c) the primary point of rupture in the earth crush d)the point on the earth surface above the fault rupture
    5)when one plate subducts underneath another, which of following do NOT form?a)large explosive volcanoes b) deep ocean sea trenches c) mid ocean ridges d) atolls
    6)A possible "driving force" for plate motions is: a)volcanic eruption at hot spots b) shifts in earths magnetic field c) convection in the mantle d) the weight of subducted continents pulling downward
    7)Do you expect the ocean to mix by the convection? Why or why not?
    8)Why is sediment cover extremely thin close to the mid ocean ridge system?
    9)If you find sediment that is 40 million years old on the sea floor, what does this tell you about the age of the oceanic crust in this location?
    10)Explain how island chain of Hawaii illustrates pacific plate is moving?
    11)Why are pillow basalts most common type of rock on earth?
    12)what two differences in oceanic crust and continental account for relative difference in vertical positions?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sims70 View Post
    1)What percentage of earth lives within few tens of kilometers of ocean?
    a)20 b)50 c)80 d)10 e)90
    2) new sea floor is created at convergent margins where crust is destroyed(True or False)
    3)what percentage of earth surface is below sea level? a)10 b)30 c)70 d)All of earth surface below sea lebel
    4) the focus of an earthquake a)is the same thing as the epicenter b) can be located using only one seismograph c) the primary point of rupture in the earth crush d)the point on the earth surface above the fault rupture
    5)when one plate subducts underneath another, which of following do NOT form?a)large explosive volcanoes b) deep ocean sea trenches c) mid ocean ridges d) atolls
    6)A possible "driving force" for plate motions is: a)volcanic eruption at hot spots b) shifts in earths magnetic field c) convection in the mantle d) the weight of subducted continents pulling downward
    7)Do you expect the ocean to mix by the convection? Why or why not?
    8)Why is sediment cover extremely thin close to the mid ocean ridge system?
    9)If you find sediment that is 40 million years old on the sea floor, what does this tell you about the age of the oceanic crust in this location?
    10)Explain how island chain of Hawaii illustrates pacific plate is moving?
    11)Why are pillow basalts most common type of rock on earth?
    12)what two differences in oceanic crust and continental account for relative difference in vertical positions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sims70 View Post
    1)What percentage of earth lives within few tens of kilometers of ocean?
    a)20 b)50 c)80 d)10 e)90
    2) new sea floor is created at convergent margins where crust is destroyed(True or False)
    3)what percentage of earth surface is below sea level? a)10 b)30 c)70 d)All of earth surface below sea lebel
    4) the focus of an earthquake a)is the same thing as the epicenter b) can be located using only one seismograph c) the primary point of rupture in the earth crush d)the point on the earth surface above the fault rupture
    5)when one plate subducts underneath another, which of following do NOT form?a)large explosive volcanoes b) deep ocean sea trenches c) mid ocean ridges d) atolls
    6)A possible "driving force" for plate motions is: a)volcanic eruption at hot spots b) shifts in earths magnetic field c) convection in the mantle d) the weight of subducted continents pulling downward
    7)Do you expect the ocean to mix by the convection? Why or why not?
    8)Why is sediment cover extremely thin close to the mid ocean ridge system?
    9)If you find sediment that is 40 million years old on the sea floor, what does this tell you about the age of the oceanic crust in this location?
    10)Explain how island chain of Hawaii illustrates pacific plate is moving?
    11)Why are pillow basalts most common type of rock on earth?
    12)what two differences in oceanic crust and continental account for relative difference in vertical positions?
    I won't answer them, but i will tell you what each question is supposed to teach you.

    1) The ocean isn't the only source of water, look at rivers as well, however, for larger cities, fresh fish was needed to feed the masses, and to ship in goods via the sea.
    2) This question doesn't make sense to me, crust isn't destroyed it simply moves underneath other plates.
    3) How much of the earth is below sea level, given a few hiccups (making it 99,9999998% or something), all of it. But the question was, how much of the earth surface. Think about how much water you see when you look at a globe.
    4) I have never heard of the difference of a focus, and epicenter, using one seismograph you can locate vibrations in one spot. Depending on if this seismograph also reads in multiple diagonal ways, you can also pinpoint the direction, and an estimate location. However this way is inaccurate and most seismographs are simply a weight in a electromagnetic field, or a proverbial weight on a string.
    5) You really have no idea how to answer any of these questions? Why not simply answer the ones you know and let us explain some questions you don't know how to.. Just google all of these phenomena, and see if you can link it to plate "subduction"..
    6) etc..
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