Earth Science: Tectonic Notes

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Earth Science: Tectonic Notes

EARTH SCIENCE PLATE TECTONICS UNIT 8TH GRADE TO 10TH GRADE


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the driving force behind crustal movement?
    • A. 

      The movement in the inner core

    • B. 

      The movement in the outer core

    • C. 

      The movement of convection in the mantle

  • 2. 
    P-waves can travel through......
    • A. 

      Solids

    • B. 

      Liquids

    • C. 

      Gases

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 3. 
    S-waves can travel through....
    • A. 

      Solids

    • B. 

      Liquids

    • C. 

      Gases

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 4. 
    Where are most earthquake epicenters and volcanoes be found?
    • A. 

      In the middle of a plate boundary

    • B. 

      On a plate boundary

    • C. 

      The bottom of a plate boundary

    • D. 

      The top of a plate boundary

  • 5. 
    How do we know that Earth's inner core is solid?
    • A. 

      Because Pwaves refract in the inner core due to that the outer core is liquid

    • B. 

      Because Swaves refract in the inner core due to that the outer core is liquid

  • 6. 
    What is the Richter Scale?
    • A. 

      Based on observations

    • B. 

      Tells the intensity of a volcano

    • C. 

      Tells the intensity of an earthquake

    • D. 

      Based on inferences

  • 7. 
    What type of plate boundary is this?
    • A. 

      Transform

    • B. 

      Divergent

    • C. 

      Convergent

  • 8. 
    What type of plate boundary is this?
    • A. 

      Transform

    • B. 

      Divergent

    • C. 

      Convergent

  • 9. 
    What type of plate boundary is this?
    • A. 

      Transform

    • B. 

      Divergent

    • C. 

      Convergent

  • 10. 
    What provides the energy for convection currents in the Earth's mantle?
    • A. 

      Radioactive decay (heat)

    • B. 

      Radiation

    • C. 

      Ultraviolet waves

    • D. 

      Gamma waves

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