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2. Where do most earthquakes and volcanoes occur?

  • Near the edges of the plates.
  • Near the middle of the plates.
  • Plate ridges.
  • Away from the plates.

3. Give three reasons why Wegener's theory was rejected at first.

  • His theory couldn't explain things that the 'land bridge' theory could, his explanation of how the 'drifting' happened wasn't convincing, and he was a geologist.
  • His theory couldn't explain things that the 'land bridge' theory could, his explanation of how the 'drifting' happened wasn't convincing, and he was a meteorologist (not a geologist).
  • His theory couldn't explain things that the 'land bridge' theory could, his explanation of how the 'drifting' happened was convincing, and he wasn't a geologist.
  • His theory could explain things that the 'land bridge' theory could, his explanation of how the 'drifting' happened wasn't convincing, and he wasn't a geologist.

4. What is red shift?

  • Wavelengths change and appear to turn any light source a red type color.
  • Red shift is when distant planets move towards us, the wavelengths change and give off a red glow.
  • When a galaxy is moving away from us and the wavelength of the light from it changes, this causes the light to become redder.
  • When planets are moving away from us a high speeds, scientists use the term 'red shift' to explain at what rate it's moving away.

5. How are the Himalayas being formed?

  • Folds in the plates.
  • By plates moving away from each other.
  • By India crashing into the Eurasian plate.
  • A pull between two plates.

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