Layers Of Earth/Plate Tectonics

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Earth Layer Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The inner core is the most dense.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The lithosphere and crust are the outermost layers of the Earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The asthenosphere is a semisolid layer of rock materials.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which layer of the Earth is above the asthenosphere?
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Outer core

    • C. 

      Lithosphere/crust

    • D. 

      Inner core

  • 5. 
    Which sequence shows the layers of Earth in order from the surface to the center of Earth?
    • A. 

      Inner core, outer core, mantle, crust

    • B. 

      Inner core, outer core, crust, mantle

    • C. 

      Crust, mantle, inner core, outer core

    • D. 

      Crust, mantle, outer core, inner core

  • 6. 
    What is plate tectonics?
    • A. 

      The theory explaining how the Earth rotates and revolves around the Sun

    • B. 

      The theory explaining that the lithosphere/crust is broken into pieces and is moving over the semisolid asthenosphere

    • C. 

      The theory explaining how the mantle, outer core, and inner core have extreme heat and pressure.

    • D. 

      The theory explaining the density of the Earth's layers.

  • 7. 
    What elements compose most of the Earth's lithosphere/crust?
    • A. 

      Iron and nickel

    • B. 

      Silicon and oxygen

    • C. 

      Helium and magnesium

    • D. 

      Sulfur and nickel

  • 8. 
    Which below is the name of the major tectonic plate in the United States of America?
    • A. 

      African Plate

    • B. 

      Eurasian Plate

    • C. 

      South American Plate

    • D. 

      North American Plate

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