Earthquakes! Phase 1 Quiz

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Earthquakes! Phase 1 Quiz

Quiz upon completion of Phase 1 of an Earthquake web module.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How does sea floor spreading help explain Continental Drift?
    • A. 

      It doesn't.

    • B. 

      It showed rocks closest to the mid-ocean ridge were younger than those spread further away suggesting the continents are being pushed apart.

    • C. 

      It explained earthquakes.

    • D. 

      It suggest the earth is getting larger and larger every day.

  • 2. 
    Some coal deposits in the Northeast of the United States are the remains of tropical plants. What does this suggest?
    • A. 

      Once the whole earth was hot.

    • B. 

      At one time, the Northeast United States was further south in a tropical climate.

    • C. 

      The tropical zones didn't used to be by the equator like they are now. Maybe the earth shifted somehow.

    • D. 

      It does not suggest anything unusual.

  • 3. 
    Why didn't scientists initially accept the theory of plate tectonics?
    • A. 

      There wasn't any evidence.

    • B. 

      Nobody could explain how it happened!

    • C. 

      Scientists didn't like the man who came up with it.

    • D. 

      What do you mean? Everyone liked this idea from DAY 1!