Science Quiz On Plate Tectonics

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 42

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Plate Tectonics Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Who developed the theory of continental drift?
    • A. 

      Galileo

    • B. 

      Alfred Wegener

    • C. 

      Abraham Ortelius

    • D. 

      Harry Hess

  • 2. 
    What was the name of the super continent that formed over 200 million years ago?
    • A. 

      Gondwanaland

    • B. 

      Laurentia

    • C. 

      Pangaea

    • D. 

      Eurasia

  • 3. 
    How long after Wegener's death was continental drift a acceptable theory?
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      20 years

    • C. 

      30 years

    • D. 

      40 years

  • 4. 
    What is evidence of continental drift?
    • A. 

      The fitting of South America and Africa

    • B. 

      Similar fossils on different continents

    • C. 

      Same rock layers on different continents

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    When a plate sinks under another plate, what is it called?
    • A. 

      A convergent Boundary

    • B. 

      Subduction Zone

    • C. 

      A transform Boundary

    • D. 

      A divergent boundary

  • 6. 
    Which of these is not possible?
    • A. 

      A continental plate sinking under an oceanic plate

    • B. 

      An oceanic plate sinking under a continental plate

    • C. 

      A continental plate colliding with another continental plate

    • D. 

      An oceanic plate colliding with another oceanic plate

  • 7. 
    How many major tectonic plates are there?
    • A. 

      11

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      5

  • 8. 
    What is the largest tectonic plate called?
    • A. 

      Pacific

    • B. 

      Atlantic

    • C. 

      North American

    • D. 

      African

  • 9. 
    What does Pangaea mean?
    • A. 

      All Continent

    • B. 

      All Countries

    • C. 

      All Land

    • D. 

      All Earth

  • 10. 
    What is higher in the Earth's interior?
    • A. 

      Asthenosphere

    • B. 

      Lithosphere

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Core

  • 11. 
    Which Boundary pulls plates together?
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

  • 12. 
    Trenches are created where?
    • A. 

      Divergent Boundary

    • B. 

      Convergent Boundary

    • C. 

      Transform Boundary

    • D. 

      Subduction Zone

  • 13. 
    Which boundary can cause earthquakes?
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

  • 14. 
    Why does the asthenosphere flow like liquid?
    • A. 

      Intense Heat

    • B. 

      Intense Pressure

    • C. 

      High Density

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    When were new mapping Techniques first available?
    • A. 

      1950"s

    • B. 

      1960's

    • C. 

      1970's

    • D. 

      1980's

  • 16. 
    Plate tectonics was always an acceptable theory
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    There a 4 main layers of the earth
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Plate tectonics are always moving
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Plate tectonics are moved because of convection currents
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Where two plates meet is called a fault
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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