Ultimate Plate Tectonics Quiz

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Plate Tectonics Quizzes & Trivia

Plate Tectonics


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of plate boundary do plates move apart?
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Transform

    • C. 

      Convergent

  • 2. 
    Wegner's proposed theory of a supercontinent of Pangaea is called
    • A. 

      Continental drift

  • 3. 
    Two examples of Oceanic-Continental plate boundaries are
    • A. 

      Aleutian Islands and Tonga Islands

    • B. 

      Himalayas (Asia) and Appalachian Mountains (North America)

    • C. 

      Andes Mountains and Cascades (North America)

  • 4. 
    Two types of examples of Oceanic-Oceanic plate boundaries are
    • A. 

      Andes Mountains and Cascades (North America)

    • B. 

      Aleutian Islands and Tonga Islands

    • C. 

      Himalayas (Asia) and Appalachian Mountains (North America)

  • 5. 
    What are two examples of Continental-Continental plate boundaries?
    • A. 

      Himalayas (Asia) and Appalachian Mountains (North America)

    • B. 

      Andes Mountains and Cascades (North America)

    • C. 

      Aleutian Islands and Tonga Islands

  • 6. 
    What type of crust is basaltic denser and thinner?
    • A. 

      Continental

    • B. 

      Oceanic

  • 7. 
    What type of crust is granitic less dense and thicker?
    • A. 

      Continental

    • B. 

      Oceanic

  • 8. 
    Divergent plate boundaries are when plates
    • A. 

      Collide

    • B. 

      Move past each other

    • C. 

      Move apart

  • 9. 
    Convergent plate boundaries are when plates
    • A. 

      Collide

    • B. 

      Move past each other

    • C. 

      Move apart

  • 10. 
    Transform boundaries are when plates
    • A. 

      Collide

    • B. 

      Move past each other

    • C. 

      Move apart