Pangea Facts

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Pangea Facts

How much do you know about history of the Earth? We will challenge you to answer the questions about Pangea, so strap on your safety goggles, this is going to be a bumpy ride.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the study that contributed to the development of continental drift theory, yielding information about Pangea, among others?
    • A. 

      Palaeogeography

    • B. 

      Palaleogeography

    • C. 

      Palalleogeography

    • D. 

      Pallaeogeography

  • 2. 
    Pangea is a:
    • A. 

      Superearth

    • B. 

      Supercontinent

    • C. 

      Supermass

    • D. 

      Superland

  • 3. 
    Pangea existed during:
    • A. 

      Early Paleozoic

    • B. 

      Late Paleozolic

    • C. 

      Late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras

    • D. 

      Early Mesozoic

  • 4. 
    Its distribution of continental mass was in which hemisphere?
    • A. 

      East

    • B. 

      West

    • C. 

      North

    • D. 

      South

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Panthalassa

    • B. 

      Pannthalassa

    • C. 

      Panthallassa

    • D. 

      Pannthallassa

  • 6. 
    The first phase of break-up of Pangea began: 
    • A. 

      in the Early Cretaceous

    • B. 

      In the Early-Middle Jurassic

    • C. 

      In the early Cenozoic

    • D. 

      In the late Paleozoic

  • 7. 
    The second major phase in break-up of Pangea resulted in:
    • A. 

      A new ocean, the North Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      Formation of the southwestern Indian Ocean that would open up in the Cretaceous

    • C. 

      Atlantica finally separated from eastern Gondwana (Antarctica, India and Australia)

    • D. 

      Laurasia split when North America/Greenland (also called Laurentia) broke free from Eurasia

  • 8. 
    Third major break-up drift led to:
    • A. 

      Madagascar and India began to separate from Antarctica

    • B. 

      India continued to move northward toward Eurasia

    • C. 

      New Zealand, New Caledonia and the rest of Zealandia began to separate from Australia

    • D. 

      Laurasia split when North America/Greenland (also called Laurentia) broke free from Eurasia

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the first confirmed supercontinent? 
    • A. 

      Rodinia

    • B. 

      Pangea

    • C. 

      Atlantica

    • D. 

      Gondwana

  • 10. 
    What is classified as the earliest known landmass?
    • A. 

      Pangea

    • B. 

      Ur

    • C. 

      Rodinia

    • D. 

      Congo