Froiland's Tectonic Vocab Quiz

26 Questions | Total Attempts: 113

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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.
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