Plate Tectonics Quiz Trivia! Exam

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Plate Tectonics Quiz Trivia! Exam

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  • 1. 
    The Pacific Ring of Fire is ______________________.
    • A. 

      The volcano formed due to subduction.

    • B. 

      The boundary around the pacific plate.

    • C. 

      The ring on top of the volcano.

  • 2. 
    What is subduction?
    • A. 

      The movement of the pacific plate.

    • B. 

      The formation of the volcano in the Pacific Ring of Fire.

    • C. 

      The movement of the oceanic plate underneath the continental plate.

  • 3. 
    What causes subduction?
    • A. 

      The friction of two converging plates.

    • B. 

      The movement of two plates.

    • C. 

      The conviction current in the mantle of the earth.

  • 4. 
    What happens during subduction?
    • A. 

      Two plates are colliding.

    • B. 

      The Pacific plate is moving towards the nearby continent.

    • C. 

      Any denser plates subduct underneath lighter plates.

  • 5. 
    How many volcanoes can you find on the edges of the Pacific Ring of Fire?
    • A. 

      452

    • B. 

      453

    • C. 

      454

  • 6. 
    It is defined as the shaking of the earth as a result of the breaking or shifting of the rocks of the tectonic plates and releasing seismic energy.
    • A. 

      Thrust fault

    • B. 

      Tsunami

    • C. 

      Earthquake

  • 7. 
    Check among the following, the three types of fault.
    • A. 

      Normal fault

    • B. 

      Thrust fault

    • C. 

      Reverse fault

    • D. 

      Oblique fault

    • E. 

      San Andreas fault

    • F. 

      Strike-slip fault

  • 8. 
    It is a type of fault where a block above the fault line slips downward along the dip angle.
    • A. 

      Normal fault

    • B. 

      Reverse fault

    • C. 

      Strike-slip fault

  • 9. 
    It is a type of fault where the block of the earth's crust pushes upward and along the dip angle.
    • A. 

      Normal fault

    • B. 

      Reverse fault

    • C. 

      Strike-slip fault

  • 10. 
    It occurs when nearly vertical fault planes or surfaces on opposite sides of a fault line slide horizontally in opposite directions or in the same direction.
    • A. 

      Normal fault

    • B. 

      Reverse fault

    • C. 

      Strike-slip fault

  • 11. 
    It is defined as the movement of faults along the angle of the fault plane.
    • A. 

      Dip slip

    • B. 

      Thrust fault

    • C. 

      Oblique strike slip

  • 12. 
    It is a type of reverse fault where the angle of the dip is 45 degrees or less.
    • A. 

      Dip slip

    • B. 

      Thrust fault

    • C. 

      Oblique strike slip

  • 13. 
    It occurs when blocks of the earth's crust slide horizontally across, similar to a strike-slip, and obliquely up or down from each other, similar to a dip-slip.
    • A. 

      Dip slip

    • B. 

      Thrust fault

    • C. 

      Oblique strike slip

  • 14. 
    The point in the rock's zone of weakness where the breaking starts and where seismic energy is first released is called _____________.
    • A. 

      Focus

    • B. 

      Hypocenter

    • C. 

      Both are correct

  • 15. 
    It is the focus classification where the depth is 10 -100 km.
    • A. 

      Shallow

    • B. 

      Intermediate

    • C. 

      Deep

  • 16. 
    It is the focus classification where the depth is 70 - 300 km.
    • A. 

      Shallow

    • B. 

      Intermediate

    • C. 

      Deep

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