Mrs Burditt\'s Science Test 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Divergent plate boundaries are when plates
    • A. 

      Collide

    • B. 

      Move past each other

    • C. 

      Move apart

  • 2. 
    Convergent plate boundaries are when plates
    • A. 

      Collide

    • B. 

      Move past each other

    • C. 

      Move apart

  • 3. 
    Transform boundaries are when plates
    • A. 

      Collide

    • B. 

      Move past each other

    • C. 

      Move apart

  • 4. 
    A long chain of volcanic mountains on the ocean floor with a deep central valley is called?
    • A. 

      Mid-ocean ridge.

    • B. 

      Continental drift.

    • C. 

      Age of the ocean floor.

    • D. 

      Normal polarity.

  • 5. 
    Who discovered the continental drift in 1912?
    • A. 

      Obama.

    • B. 

      Alfred Wegener.

    • C. 

      Albert Einstein.

    • D. 

      JJ Thompson.

  • 6. 
    The theory that describes the formation, movements, and interactions of these plates is called?
    • A. 

      Plate tectonics.

    • B. 

      The Lithosphere.

    • C. 

      Rift Valley.

    • D. 

      Volcanoes.

  • 7. 
    What was Wegener's evidence that continental drift actually happened?
    • A. 

      Fossils of Mesosaurus.

    • B. 

      Similarities in the shapes of Africa and South America.

    • C. 

      Distinctive rock formations.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    A boundary between two lithospheric plates that are moving apart is called?
    • A. 

      A rift.

    • B. 

      Rift valley.

    • C. 

      Divergent Boundary.

    • D. 

      Convergent Boundary.

  • 9. 
    A deep trench that forms along a boundary is called?
    • A. 

      Sea deep trench.

    • B. 

      Trench.

    • C. 

      Deep-sea trench.

    • D. 

      Subduction trench.

  • 10. 
    Geologists use the name ________ to refer to the giant landmass that exsisted 250 million years ago when all land was conected as one.
    • A. 

      Pangaea.

    • B. 

      Laurassia.

    • C. 

      Gondwana.

    • D. 

      Pathalassa.

  • 11. 
    When new crust is added to the ocean floor, it's called
    • A. 

      Subduction

    • B. 

      Seafloor spreading

    • C. 

      Trench

    • D. 

      Convergence

  • 12. 
    Where does the magma get its heat from in convection currents?
    • A. 

      The crust

    • B. 

      The mantle

    • C. 

      The core

  • 13. 
    What is the main cause of tsunamis?
    • A. 

      Volcanoes

    • B. 

      Meteors

    • C. 

      Earthquakes

    • D. 

      Glaciers

  • 14. 
    Earth's lithosphere is broken into separate sections called
    • A. 

      Plates.

    • B. 

      Faults.

    • C. 

      Trenches.

    • D. 

      Rifts.

  • 15. 
    Identify the CRUST on the diagram below.
    • A. 

      Layer A

    • B. 

      Layer B

    • C. 

      Layer C

    • D. 

      Layer D

  • 16. 
    Identify the MANTLE on the diagram below.
    • A. 

      Layer A

    • B. 

      Layer B

    • C. 

      Layer C

    • D. 

      Layer D

  • 17. 
     Identify the INNER CORE on the diagram below.
    • A. 

      Layer A

    • B. 

      Layer B

    • C. 

      Layer C

    • D. 

      Layer D

  • 18. 
    On which layer do we live?
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Mantle

    • C. 

      Inner Core

    • D. 

      Outer Core

  • 19. 
    The presence of the same __________________________ on several different continents supports the theory of continental drift.
    • A. 

      Rocks

    • B. 

      Fossils

    • C. 

      Neither a or b

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 20. 
    Most scientists disagreed with Wegener's idea of drifting continents because _________________________________________________________________.
    • A. 

      He had come up with a lot of other bad ideas in his life time.

    • B. 

      He did not have enough evidence to support his theory.

    • C. 

      He was thought to have mental problems.

    • D. 

      He had too much evidence.

  • 21. 
    The three main types of plate boundaries are...
    • A. 

      Convergent, Subduction, Continental-Drift

    • B. 

      Divergent, Convergent, Transform and Rates of Motion

    • C. 

      Divergent, Subduction, Convergent

    • D. 

      Subduction, Continental-Drift, Transform and Rates of Motion

  • 22. 
    How do tectonic plates fit together?
    • A. 

      Like a layer cake

    • B. 

      Like a jigsaw puzzle

    • C. 

      Like a stack of books

    • D. 

      Like a model car

  • 23. 
    Take a look at this diagram.    Which boundary does this represent?
    • A. 

      Transform fault

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Divergent

  • 24. 
    Take a look at this diagram.   What boundary type does this represent?
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform-fault

  • 25. 
    How do fossils help explain continental drift?
    • A. 

      Fossils show that animals crossed the Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      Fossils don't explain continental drift

    • C. 

      Fossils formed when drift happened

    • D. 

      The same kind of fossils are on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean

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