Quiz: Earth's Interior And The Theory Of Plate Tectonics

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Quiz: Earth

This quiz tests your knowledge of the Earth`s Interior and The Theory of Plate Tectonics. It is said that the tectonic plates under the earth`s surface keep on shifting, and the creation of the continents is attributed to this. Do you think you have what it takes to tackle this quiz? Give it a shot and refresh your memory!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What kind of wave is formed by an earthquake?
    • A. 

      Seismic wave

    • B. 

      Transverse wave

    • C. 

      Radiation wave

    • D. 

      Other

  • 2. 
    The mantle is a layer of hot rock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What does the "Theory of plate tectonics"explain.
  • 4. 
    The main layers that make up Earth`s interior are _____________________________________________________________________________.
  • 5. 
    The inner core is a layer of ____________________________________________________.
  • 6. 
    The asthenosphere has a__________________________layer.
    • A. 

      Dense

    • B. 

      Solid

    • C. 

      Soft

    • D. 

      Oceanic

  • 7. 
    The asthenosphere float on the ____________________________________________.
  • 8. 
    The outercore has a layer of____________________________________________________.
  • 9. 
    Explain a transform boundary and how and when it is formed.
  • 10. 
    ______________________________breaks in Earth’s crust where rocks have slipped past each other from along these boundaries.
  • 11. 
    Plates Tectonics is:
    • A. 

      Theory that states that pieces of Earth’s lithosphere are in constant, slow motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle

    • B. 

      Theory that continents were once together forming a big piece of land

    • C. 

      Theory that the world will change over the years

    • D. 

      Theory that states that pieces of Earth’s lithosphere are in constant,fast motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle

  • 12. 
    The place where two plates move apart, or diverge, is called a______________________________________________
  • 13. 
    The lithosphere is broken into separate sections called___________________________.
  • 14. 
    Layers_______________________Earth`s interior
  • 15. 
    The mantle is a layer of___________________________.