Pangaea And Plate Tectonics: Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    What is the difference between the collision of an oceanic plate with a continental plate and the collision of two continental plates?  
  • 2. 
    Pangaea was/is
    • A. 

      A large pancake

    • B. 

      The landmasses of today

    • C. 

      The super-continent of the past

    • D. 

      The super-ocean of the past

  • 3. 
    When Wegener placed the landmasses together, mountain ranges on ______________ and _______________ lined up.
    • A. 

      South America and Asia

    • B. 

      South America and North America

    • C. 

      South America and Africa

    • D. 

      Europe and Australia

  • 4. 
    A plant called _____________________ was found on widely separated landmasses.
    • A. 

      Obsenterius

    • B. 

      Glossopteris

    • C. 

      Mesosaurus

    • D. 

      Fernatius

  • 5. 
    Earth's crust is broken into pieces called?
    • A. 

      Crustal pieces

    • B. 

      Plates

    • C. 

      Cooled mantle

    • D. 

      Continents

  • 6. 
    What is the theory of plate tectonics?
    • A. 

      It states that pieces of the Earth's crust are moving very slowly

    • B. 

      It states that pieces of the Earth's crust are moving quickly

    • C. 

      It states that the Earth's crust is solid and unbroken

    • D. 

      It states that pieces of the Earth's crust are shaped like puzzle pieces

  • 7. 
    ____________________ are what happen when plates rub past each other and cause friction.
    • A. 

      Volcanoes

    • B. 

      Earthquakes

    • C. 

      Hot spots

    • D. 

      Seafloor spreadings

  • 8. 
    A divergent boundary is when two plates:
    • A. 

      Come together

    • B. 

      Move apart

    • C. 

      Slip past each other

    • D. 

      Move in the same direction

  • 9. 
    The mid-Atlantic ridge occurs along a _______________.
    • A. 

      Convergent boundary

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Hot spot

  • 10. 
    A rift valley is where:
    • A. 

      Two oceanic plates pull apart

    • B. 

      Two oceanic plates come together

    • C. 

      Two continental plates pull apart

    • D. 

      Two continental plates come together

  • 11. 
    Who came up with the theory of continental drift?
    • A. 

      Albert Lovera

    • B. 

      Albert Einstein

    • C. 

      Alfred Wegener

    • D. 

      Arecio D'Ettorre

  • 12. 
    Was Wegener's theory ever accepted?
    • A. 

      No, wasn't, not even today.

    • B. 

      Yes, finally in the 1920s when he was on his death bed.

    • C. 

      Yes, but not till after he died

    • D. 

      Yes, he became a millionaire and was very famous.

  • 13. 
    What process adds new crust?
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      Subduction

    • C. 

      Seafloor spreading

    • D. 

      Mountains

  • 14. 
    Subduction is when:
    • A. 

      An oceanic plate collides with another oceanic plate

    • B. 

      A continental plate slides below an oceanic plate

    • C. 

      An oceanic plate slides above a continental plate

    • D. 

      An oceanic plate slides below a continental plate

  • 15. 
    The  process that continually adds new crust is:
    • A. 

      Subduction

    • B. 

      Earthquakes

    • C. 

      Sea-floor spreading

    • D. 

      Convection

  • 16. 
    The ring of fire is a ring of volcanoes and earthquakes that occur along:
    • A. 

      The mid-ocean ridge

    • B. 

      Plate boundaries

    • C. 

      Hot spots

    • D. 

      Only transform boundaries

  • 17. 
    Where two plates rub past each other in opposite directions is a
    • A. 

      Convergent boundary

    • B. 

      Transform boundary

    • C. 

      Hot spot

    • D. 

      Divergent boundary

  • 18. 
    The place where two plates collide is called a
    • A. 

      Transform boundary

    • B. 

      Hot spot

    • C. 

      Divergent boundary

    • D. 

      Convergent boundary

  • 19. 
    The place where two plates move apart is called a
    • A. 

      Divergent boundary

    • B. 

      Hot spot

    • C. 

      Convergent boundary

    • D. 

      Transform boundary

  • 20. 
    Subduction is when
    • A. 

      Earthquakes occur along a transform boundary

    • B. 

      New crust is formed

    • C. 

      One plate slides under another

    • D. 

      New islands are formed

  • 21. 
    The mid-ocean ridge occurs  along a
    • A. 

      Convergent boundary where new crust is formed

    • B. 

      Transform boundary where crust is subducted

    • C. 

      Divergent boundary where sea-floor spreading takes place

    • D. 

      Divergent boundary where subduction takes place

  • 22. 
    The theory that states that pieces of Earth's crust are in constant, slow motion driven by movement in the mantle is called
    • A. 

      The theory of continental drift

    • B. 

      The theory of Pangaea

    • C. 

      The theory of plate tectonics

    • D. 

      The theory of plate boundaries

  • 23. 
    The theory that continents are slowly moving over Earth's surface is called
    • A. 

      The theory of Pangaea

    • B. 

      The theory of continental drift

    • C. 

      The theory of plate boundaries

    • D. 

      The theory of plate tectonics

  • 24. 
    When two continental plates pull  apart a ________________________ forms
    • A. 

      Subduction zone

    • B. 

      Mountain range

    • C. 

      Earthquake

    • D. 

      Rift valley

  • 25. 
    Oceanic crust is ____________________ than continental crust
    • A. 

      Less dense

    • B. 

      More dense

    • C. 

      Less hot

    • D. 

      More hot

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