Froiland's Tectonic Vocab Quiz

26 Questions | Total Attempts: 110

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Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

This is a vocabulary quiz using vocabulary associated with earth's layers, heat transfer, and plate boundaries.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do you call the movement of energy from a warmer object to a cooler one?
  • 2. 
    Place where two lithospheric plates "collide" together.
  • 3. 
    Energy that is transferred through empty space (like from the sun).
  • 4. 
    Place where two lithospheric plates move away from each other.
  • 5. 
    Transferring energy by direct contact.
  • 6. 
    Place where lithospheric plates slide past each other.
  • 7. 
    Moving heat energy by a circular movement.
  • 8. 
    Lithospheric pieces of Earth's crust that float on the asthenosphere.
  • 9. 
    Found in the mantle of the earth, responsible for the movement of lithospheric plates.
  • 10. 
    Process that occurs at a convergent boundary, when an oceanic plate is pushed under another lithospheric plate.
  • 11. 
    Outer most layer of the earth.
  • 12. 
    Deep water canyon that forms by the converging of 2 lithospheric plates.
  • 13. 
    Middle layer of the earth, where convection currents are found.
  • 14. 
    Process of continually adding new material on the sea floor.
  • 15. 
    Section of the earth that contains the crust and the upper most part of the mantle.  
  • 16. 
    Sound waves used to measure distance.
  • 17. 
    A pushing force.  Increases as we go deeper into the earth.
  • 18. 
    Largest mountain range in the world.  Birthplace of new sea floor.
  • 19. 
    Soft "frosting like" layer just beneath the lithosphere.
  • 20. 
    Any trace of an organism preserved in rock.
  • 21. 
    Molten layer of the earth responsible for earth's magnetic field.
  • 22. 
    "Supercontinent" from about 200 million years ago.
  • 23. 
    Centermost solid layer of earth.
  • 24. 
    Theory that the continents were once joined into a single landmass and have since drifted apart.  Belief was first introduced by Alfred Wegener.
  • 25. 
    Waves created by earthquakes. Used by scientists to study parts of the earth that they cannot see or travel to.
  • 26. 
    Theory that earth is composed of large lithospheric plates that "float" and move on the asthenosphere.  The movement of these plates is responsible for the creation of volcanoes, mountains, earthquakes among other things.