Plate Tectonics Check
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The North American plate and Pacific plates meet at the San Andres Fault in California causing frequent earthquakes. This fault is located at a _____ boundary.

    answer choices

    Ridge

    Divergent

    Convergent

    Transform

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which oceanic plate in the above picture must be more dense? LEFT RIGHT

    answer choices

    The plate on the left (the plate with the volcano on it)

    The plate on the right (without the volcano)

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which TWO landforms occur when a continental plate and an oceanic plate hit each other?

    answer choices

    Volcanoes on land and Volcanic Islands

    Volcanoes on land and Deep Sea Trench

    Volcanoes on land and Mountains

    Rift Valley and Mid Ocean Ridge

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    How do most mountains form?

    answer choices

    Continents collide and fold up on each other

    Earth is shrinking and the crust wrinkles up

    Ocean plates diverge and fold up on each other

    Gravity from the moon pulls sections of the Earth up

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What kind of landform is created when a continent starts to get torn apart?

    answer choices

    Volcanic Island

    Deep Sea Trench

    Mid-ocean Ridge

    Rift Valley

    Mountains

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Plates are not created or destroyed: They just pass by each other.

    answer choices

    Converge

    Diverge

    Transform

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    This is where new material is added on to plates.

    answer choices

    Converge

    Diverge

    Transform

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    This is where plate material may be destroyed (or recycled) and returned to the mantle.

    answer choices

    Converge

    Diverge

    Transform

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What forms when two CONTINENTAL plates CONVERGE?

    answer choices

    Rift Valley

    Mid Ocean Ridge

    Mountains

    Volcanoes on land and ocean trench

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What are these plates doing?

    answer choices

    Diverging

    Converging

    Forming a transform boundary

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Study this diagram carefully, noticing the direction of the arrows.The green bars are tectonic plates.What will happen at the place where the star is drawn on this diagram?

    answer choices

    The plates will slide past each other (causing a major earthquake)

    The plates will hit each other (one will subduct)

    The plates will diverge (spread apart)

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What are these plates doing?

    answer choices

    Converging

    Diverging

    Forming a transform boundary

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What are these plates doing?

    answer choices

    Converging

    Diverging

    Forming a transform boundary

  • Question 14
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What type of event will occur at this boundary?

    answer choices

    Earthquake

    Volcano Eruption

    Tornado

    Mountain Building

  • Question 15
    120 seconds
    Q.

    A divergent boundary occurs when plates ....

    answer choices

    Pull apart

    Come together

    Slide past each other

    subducting

  • Question 16
    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 17
    120 seconds
    Q.

    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 18
    120 seconds
    Q.

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

    answer choices

    Convergent Boundary

    Divergent Boundary

    Transform Boundary

    Plate Boundary

  • Question 19
    180 seconds
    Q.

    A place where two plates slip past each other, moving in opposite directions, is known as a _______

    answer choices

    transform boundary

    divergent boundary.

    convergent boundary.

    rift valley.

  • Question 20
    180 seconds
    Q. What are the two types of crust
    answer choices
    continental and oceanic
    ocean and upper
    lower and upper
    pizza and subway
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