Unit 6 Quiz 1 Earth Science

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Unit 6 Quiz 1 Earth Science

Unit six was very wide and it is wise to ensure you understood it fully and come exam time you will just have to read on the surface to remind yourself. This quiz is the first of many that is aimed at keeping you on your feet. Give it a go and watch out for the others.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Plate Tectonic Theory?
    • A. 

      The theory that Earth's outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle.

    • B. 

      Used to study earthquakes and volcanoes.

    • C. 

      Relatively new theory that supports Continental Drift.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which is NOT a piece of evidence to support Continental Drift?
    • A. 

      The cultures of people in the continents

    • B. 

      Fossils of plants and animals

    • C. 

      Geological patterns

    • D. 

      How the continents fit together

  • 3. 
    Glossopteris, a reptile that couldn't swim, was found in India and South America?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Paleomagnetism, seafloor spreading, and midocean ridges support Plate Tectonic Theory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Subduction does which of the following?
    • A. 

      Destroys old oceanic crusts so new ocean floor can be created

    • B. 

      Cools hot lava and creates basalt hills

    • C. 

      Releases energy to create light in the oceans

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    What is the mantle?
    • A. 

      It is the outer most solid layer of the Earth

    • B. 

      It is the thickest layer made up of extremely hot rock with silicon, sulfur, and iron

    • C. 

      It is the deepest layer made up of solid iron

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The _________________ is composed of the crust and the upper mantle
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Lithosphere

    • D. 

      Troposhere

  • 8. 
    What is the red layer composed of? 
  • 9. 
    Which is NOT a fossil species we discussed?
    • A. 

      Mesosaurus

    • B. 

      Glossopteris

    • C. 

      Lystrosaurus

    • D. 

      Stegosaurus

  • 10. 
    How are convection currents related to plate tectonics?
    • A. 

      They decrease friction between the plates so they can slide over each other

    • B. 

      Carry plates through cycles of hot and cooled magma.

    • C. 

      Create rivers and streams that break plates apart.

    • D. 

      Convection currents have nothing to do with Plate Tectonics

  • 11. 
    Which are CURRENTLY continents?
    • A. 

      Laurasia, North America, Africa

    • B. 

      Asia, Australia, Antarctica

    • C. 

      India, South America, China

    • D. 

      Central America, Europe, Africa

  • 12. 
    Which is NOT a type of Deformational Stress on rock?
    • A. 

      Strain Force

    • B. 

      Compressional Force

    • C. 

      Shearing Force

    • D. 

      Tension Force

  • 13. 
    What deformational force is being shown here?
    • A. 

      Tension Force

    • B. 

      Compression Force

    • C. 

      Shear Force

    • D. 

      Strain Force

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