Plate Tectonics Check
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• Question 1
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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.

Ridge

Divergent

Convergent

Transform

• Question 2
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Q.

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

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

The plate on the right (without the volcano)

• Question 3
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Which TWO landforms occur when a continental plate and an oceanic plate hit each other?

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
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Q.

How do most mountains form?

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

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.

Converge

Diverge

Transform

• Question 7
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This is where new material is added on to plates.

Converge

Diverge

Transform

• Question 8
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This is where plate material may be destroyed (or recycled) and returned to the mantle.

Converge

Diverge

Transform

• Question 9
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Q.

What forms when two CONTINENTAL plates CONVERGE?

Rift Valley

Mid Ocean Ridge

Mountains

Volcanoes on land and ocean trench

• Question 10
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What are these plates doing?

Diverging

Converging

Forming a transform boundary

• Question 11
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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?

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?

Converging

Diverging

Forming a transform boundary

• Question 13
30 seconds
Q.

What are these plates doing?

Converging

Diverging

Forming a transform boundary

• Question 14
120 seconds
Q.

What type of event will occur at this boundary?

Earthquake

Volcano Eruption

Mountain Building

• Question 15
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Q.

A divergent boundary occurs when plates ....

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

Divergent

Convergent

Reform

Transform

• Question 17
120 seconds
Q.

What geologic process formed the Himalayas?

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 .....

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 _______

transform boundary

divergent boundary.

convergent boundary.

rift valley.

• Question 20
180 seconds
Q. What are the two types of crust