Earth Science MCQ Exam Quiz! Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Select the three compositional layers of Earth:
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Lithosphere

    • D. 

      Asthenosphere

    • E. 

      Mantle

    • F. 

      Magnetosphere

  • 2. 
    Tectonic plates are found under the continental and oceanic crust.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Tectonic plates are made of rigid ____________.
  • 4. 
    Tectonic plates move due to the shift in the ground floor. We don't know how this happens. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Continental Drift is the theory that says...
    • A. 

      Seafloor moves due to the Moon

    • B. 

      We will be drifting off the Earth because of tectonic plates and centripetal force

    • C. 

      ​continents once formed part of a single landmass called Pangea, and drifted to where they are now because of the Moon's pull and centripetal force

  • 6. 
    Examples of evidence Wegener discovered when trying to prove the theory of Continental drift include that the continents fit together like a ________, glacial ______ on Antarctica match with other continents, ______ of deceased animals matched on opposite continents, and there are similar ________ ranges.
  • 7. 
    A _________ charts the depth of the water using echo-sounding technology while a ship is moving.
  • 8. 
    The Theory of Plate Tectonics describes large-scale motion of Earth's lithosphere (crust & upper mantle).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Alfred Wegener thought that the landmasses ______ the seafloor (Continental Drift Theory). We know now this theory is false. 
    • A. 

      Plowed

    • B. 

      Glided against

    • C. 

      Skidded

    • D. 

      Floated above

  • 10. 
    Some people disagreed with Alfred Wegener because the seafloor cannot be __________. It is hard and cannot be changed as he described.
  • 11. 
    The three types of continental boundaries are (alphabetical order)...
  • 12. 
    Volcanoes and earthquakes are randomly distributed throughout the world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Minerals have a ________ structure.
  • 14. 
    Evidence for the Plate Tectonic Theory includes Sea-floor ________, the study of Earth's ancient magnetic field aka ___________, trenches in the __________ zone, location of ________ and _________, and that the ocean floor is ________ that continental crust.
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