Plate Tectonics Trivia MCQ Quiz!

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Plate Tectonics Trivia MCQ Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is associated with shearing stresses and shallow earthquakes?
    • A. 

      Subduction zones

    • B. 

      Transform boundaries

    • C. 

      Spreading centers

    • D. 

      Continent-continent convergence

  • 2. 
    What are the products of horizontally directed, tensional stresses?
    • A. 

      Normal faults

    • B. 

      Reverse faults

    • C. 

      Crustal thickening

    • D. 

      Thrust faults

  • 3. 
    Where does seafloor spreading occur?
    • A. 

      Subduction zones

    • B. 

      Transform faults

    • C. 

      Terrain boundaries

    • D. 

      Divergent boundaries

  • 4. 
    Which of the following best describes compression?
    • A. 

      Two units experiencing compression breaks easily

    • B. 

      The two units undergoing compression will collide

    • C. 

      When two units undergoes compression, it will just slide past each other along the plane of contact

    • D. 

      When two units collide, the one who is closer to the contact will experience more compressive stress

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statement is true?
    • A. 

      Earthquake can happen because of fault

    • B. 

      Faults are evidences of ductile deformation in rocks

    • C. 

      Faults are fractures in rocks with no observable movement

    • D. 

      The process of mountain building is associated with faults

  • 6. 
    What do scientists believe is the force behind the plate tectonics theory?
    • A. 

      The Sun's gravity

    • B. 

      Gravity slap pull

    • C. 

      Convection currents

    • D. 

      Movement of the plates

  • 7. 
    This is when the continental crust remains buoyant while the oceanic crust starts to sink into the mantle[Blank]
  • 8. 
    This evidence explains that the area in the polar region where initially found in the tropical region is [Blank]
  • 9. 
    The fossil of this aquatic fish-catching reptile was used to support the continental drift hypothesis is [Blank]
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