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  • Created on: 08-12-13 15:11

1. What are hotspots?

  • Areas of rising plumes of magma into the asthenosphere creating trails of volancoes
  • Where Oceanic crust is created and destroyed
  • Where continental crust is folded, crushed and compressed
  • Where fold mountains occur
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2. Basic, what happens at destructive and constructive plate boundaries?

  • New crust is made at constructive and old crust is destroyed at destructive
  • They create faults
  • New crust is made at destructive and old crust is destroyed at constructive
  • They are the same, plates push past each other creating volcanoes

3. What are high temperatures in the Earths core caused by?

  • Radioactive decay causing convection currents
  • Iron
  • Granite
  • The crust and the heat of the cores

4. What is lava from a composite volcano like?

  • sticky, flows slowly, made of basalt and granitic
  • Fluid, flows quicky, made of basalt
  • Smokey
  • Hot and fiery

5. What is the Lithosphere made of?

  • Continental and Oceanic Crust + Upper mantle
  • Atmosphere
  • Cores
  • Lower Mantle


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