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Quiz 2: Paleomagnetism and 'Seafloor Spreading'

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 2 "Paleomagnetism and Hess’ hypothesis of 'seafloor spreading'."


This activity contains 6 questions.

Question 1.
Seafloor spreading was supported as an idea after which discovery was made during WWII?

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Question 2.
Which of the following is NOT information to be learned from the rocks of the world’s seafloor in support of “seafloor spreading” and (later) plate tectonics?

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Question 3.
Which of the following best describes Hess' hypothesis of seafloor spreading ?

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Question 4.
All of the following are associated with Hess' hypothesis of seafloor spreading, except ______.

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Question 5.
What was the final, indisputable evidence (discovered in the 1960s) for seafloor spreading and consequently plate tectonics?

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Question 6.
What was one major scientific advantage of Hess' seafloor spreading hypothesis over Wegener's continental drift hypothesis?

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