Plate Tectonics
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    The type of plate boundary where two plates come together is a .....

    answer choices

    Convergent Boundary

    Divergent Boundary

    Transform Boundary

    Plate Boundary

  • Question 2
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following causes Earth's tectonic plates to move?

    answer choices

    Energy from the Sun

    Magnetic Pole Reversal

    Convection currents in the mantle

    Faults in Mountain Ranges

  • Question 3
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What type of event will occur at this boundary?

    answer choices

    Earthquake

    Volcano Eruption

    Tornado

    Mountain Building

  • Question 4
    120 seconds
    Q.

    A divergent boundary occurs when plates ....

    answer choices

    Pull apart

    Come together

    Slide past each other

    subducting

  • Question 5
    120 seconds
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    Which of the following is the name of the ancient supercontinent formed 28 Million Years ago.

    answer choices

    Pangea

    Gondwanda

    Laurasia

    Neverland

  • Question 6
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Mountains are created when....

    answer choices

    Two continental plates collide

    Two oceanic plates pull apart

    An Oceanic plate subducts under a Continental Plate

    Two continental plates pull apart

  • Question 7
    120 seconds
    Q.

    The Great Rift Valley in Africa and the Mid-Ocean Ridge were all created by this boundary

    answer choices

    Divergent

    Convergent

    Reform

    Transform

  • Question 8
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of these events can ONLY happen on a DIVERGENT BOUNDARY?

    answer choices

    Rift Valley

    Mountain

    A peninsula

    An Insanely complex, long answer that you will click out of instinct.

  • Question 9
    120 seconds
    Q.

    The tectonic plates float on the

    answer choices

    lithosphere

    lower mantle

    outer core

    asthenosphere

  • Question 10
    120 seconds
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    What occurs when two plates come together and the denser one is forced under back into the mantle?

    answer choices

    reduction

    conduction

    subduction

    convection

  • Question 11
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Most geologists rejected Alfred Wegener's idea of continental drift because...

    answer choices

    it did not agree with their current theory

    Wegener was interested in what Earth was like millions of years ago

    Wegener used several different types of evidence to support his hypothesis

    Wegener could not identify the force that moved the continents

  • Question 12
    120 seconds
    Q.

    The youngest rocks on the seafloor are most likely found...

    answer choices

    closest to a mid-ocean ridge

    farthest from a mid-ocean ridge

    near the coastlines

    closest to a deep sea trench

  • Question 13
    120 seconds
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    Rising magma that results from subduction may produce...

    answer choices

    fossil layers

    volcanic island arcs

    deep-sea sediment

    seafloor spreading

  • Question 14
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What do volcanic island arcs indicate about the plate tectonics in the region?

    answer choices

    a converging plate boundary

    a diverging plate boundary

    a transform plate boundary

    new seafloor being created

  • Question 15
    120 seconds
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    What geologic process formed the Himalayas?

    answer choices

    two continental plates converging

    an earthquake in a subduction zone

    a tectonic plate moving over a hot spot

    movement at a transform fault boundary

  • Question 16
    180 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is where one plate slides under another plate?
    answer choices
    submarine zone
    divergence zone
    subduction zone
    lower zone
  • Question 17
    120 seconds
    Q. The Andes Mountains are a volcanic mountain range located on the western coast of South America. The plate boundary located in this region is most likely an area of-
    answer choices
    subduction because the plates are colliding
    folded mountains because the plates are colliding
    mid-ocean ridges because the plates are pulling apart
    ocean-floor spreading because the plates are spreading apart
  • Question 18
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    Q. The San Andreas Fault is a crack in the Earth's crust that runs the length of California. What plate boundary feature caused this?
    answer choices
    an inactive convergent boundary
    an active convergent boundary
    an active transform boundary
    a volcanic eruption
  • Question 19
    120 seconds
    Q. Rising magma that results from subduction may produce...
    answer choices
    fossil layers
    volcanic island arcs
    deep-sea sediment
    seafloor spreading
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