Quiz Questions On Plate Tectonics! Trivia

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Quiz Questions On Plate Tectonics! Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The youngest part of the seafloor is found?
    • A. 

      Along deep sea trenches

    • B. 

      Where ocean sediments are thickest

    • C. 

      Near ocean ridges

    • D. 

      Where earths magnetic field changes polarity

  • 2. 
    At and oceanic-oceanic convergent boundary.
    • A. 

      New crust is created

    • B. 

      Old crust is recycled by subduction

    • C. 

      Old crust is deformed of fractured

    • D. 

      Plates slide past one another

  • 3. 
    Convection currents transfer thermal energy.
    • A. 

      Betweem continents

    • B. 

      From cooler regions to warmer regions

    • C. 

      From warmer regions to cooler regions

    • D. 

      As a result of bouyancy

  • 4. 
    Many early mapmakers thought earths continents had moved based on? 
    • A. 

      Plate boundary locations

    • B. 

      Fossil evidence

    • C. 

      Climatic data

    • D. 

      Matching coastlines

  • 5. 
    Each cycle of spreading and intrusion of magma during seafloor spreading results in
    • A. 

      Magnetic reversals

    • B. 

      New ocean crust

    • C. 

      Subduction

    • D. 

      Plates colliding

  • 6. 
    Features found at divergent boundaries include:
    • A. 

      Ocean ridges

    • B. 

      Deep-sea trenches

    • C. 

      Continental mountains

    • D. 

      Island arc volcanoes

  • 7. 
    Continental-continental plate collisions produce:
    • A. 

      Island arcs

    • B. 

      Rift valleys

    • C. 

      Deep-sea trenches

    • D. 

      Very tall mountain ranges

  • 8. 
    Continental drift was not widely accepted when it was first proposed because:
    • A. 

      Wegener couldn't explain why or how the continents moved

    • B. 

      Continental landmasses were too big to move slowly over earths surface

    • C. 

      The magnetic and sonar data proved that wegeners hypothesis was incorrect

    • D. 

      Mantle convection currents weren't in motion at that time

  • 9. 
    The crust is neither destroyed nor formed along which of the following boundaries:
    • A. 

      Convergent

    • B. 

      Divergent

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Magnetic

  • 10. 
    The magnetic pattern of ocean-floor rocks on one side of an ocean-ridge is
    • A. 

      A mirror image of that on the other side

    • B. 

      Younger than the other side

    • C. 

      Much different from the magnetic pattern found in rocks on land

    • D. 

      At right angles to the ocean ridge

  • 11. 
    _______ is defined as the study of the history of earths magnetic field.
    • A. 

      Paleogeology

    • B. 

      Ocean topography

    • C. 

      Paleomagnetism

    • D. 

      Magnetic symmetry

  • 12. 
    Geologists obtain indirect evidence about earths interior by:
    • A. 

      Measuring pressure diffrences at earths crust

    • B. 

      Estimating temp. inside earth

    • C. 

      Directly looking under the many layers

    • D. 

      Recording and studying seismic waves

  • 13. 
    Earths inner core is:
    • A. 

      A dense ball of solid metal

    • B. 

      A layer of molten metal

    • C. 

      A layer of hot rock

    • D. 

      A layer of rock that forms on earths outer skin

  • 14. 
    According to Wegener's hypothesis of continental drift.
    • A. 

      Earths surface is made up of several land masses

    • B. 

      The continents do not move

    • C. 

      Earth is slowly cooling and shrinking

    • D. 

      The continents were once joined together as a single landmass

  • 15. 
    Holes drilled several kilos. into earth crust provide direct evidence about earth interior in the form on:
    • A. 

      Seismic waves

    • B. 

      Rock samples

    • C. 

      Liquid iron

    • D. 

      Volcanic eruption

  • 16. 
    Which type of evidence was not used by Alfred Wegener to support his continental drift hypothesis?
    • A. 

      Evidence from landforms

    • B. 

      Evidence from fossils

    • C. 

      Evidence from human remains

    • D. 

      Evidence from climate

  • 17. 
    The process by which the ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle is known as: 
    • A. 

      Convection

    • B. 

      Continental drift

    • C. 

      Subduction

    • D. 

      Conduction

  • 18. 
    Old oceanic crust is denser than new oceanic crust because it is 
    • A. 

      Hot

    • B. 

      Moving toward a deep-ocean trench

    • C. 

      Cool

    • D. 

      Closer to the mid-ocean ridge

  • 19. 
    Most geoligists think that the movement of earths plates is caused by 
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Earthquakes

    • C. 

      Convection currents in the mantle

    • D. 

      Earths magnetic field

  • 20. 
    The geological theory that states that pieces of earths lithosphere are in constant, slow motion is the theory of:
    • A. 

      Subduction

    • B. 

      Plate tectonics

    • C. 

      Deep-ocean trenches

    • D. 

      Sea-floor spreading

  • 21. 
    A place where 2 plates slip past each other moving in opposite directions is known as a:
    • A. 

      Transform boundary

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Convergent boundary

    • D. 

      Rift valley

  • 22. 
    A rift valley forms at a 
    • A. 

      Convergent plate boundary

    • B. 

      Divergent plate boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Deep ocean trench

  • 23. 
    Using data from seismic waves, geologists have learned that the earth's interior is made up of several.
    • A. 

      Continents

    • B. 

      Layers

    • C. 

      Ridges

    • D. 

      Trenches

  • 24. 
    Earth's mantle is
    • A. 

      A layer of molten rock

    • B. 

      A layer of hot rock

    • C. 

      A dense ball of solid metal

    • D. 

      A layer of rock that forms earths outer skin

  • 25. 
    Earth magnetic field results from movements in the:
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Outer core

    • C. 

      Magma in the asthenospeere

    • D. 

      Crust

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