The Greatest Quiz On Tectonic Plates You'll Ever Attempt!

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The Greatest Quiz On Tectonic Plates You

Tectonic Plates are responsible for shaping the earth's crust. Every continent formed rises above the sea due to plate tectonics. It causes earthquakes, volcanoes, the rise of mountains etc. The following quiz tests your knowledge on Plate Tectonics. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The  process that continually adds new crust is:
    • A. 

      Subduction

    • B. 

      Earthquakes

    • C. 

      Sea-floor spreading

    • D. 

      Convection

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    Where two plates rub past each other in opposite directions is a:
    • A. 

      Convergent boundary

    • B. 

      Transform boundary

    • C. 

      Hot spot

    • D. 

      Divergent boundary

  • 4. 
    The place where two plates collide is called a:
    • A. 

      Transform boundary

    • B. 

      Hot spot

    • C. 

      Divergent boundary

    • D. 

      Convergent boundary

  • 5. 
    The place where two plates move apart is called a:
    • A. 

      Divergent boundary

    • B. 

      Hot spot

    • C. 

      Convergent boundary

    • D. 

      Transform boundary

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    The mid-ocean ridge occurs along a:
    • A. 

      Convergent boundary where new crust is formed

    • B. 

      Transform boundary where the crust is subducted

    • C. 

      Divergent boundary where sea-floor spreading takes place

    • D. 

      The divergent boundary where subduction takes place

  • 8. 
    The theory that states "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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    When two continental plates pull apart, a ________________________ is formed.
    • A. 

      Subduction zone

    • B. 

      Mountain range

    • C. 

      Earthquake

    • D. 

      Rift valley

  • 11. 
    Oceanic crust is ____________________ than continental crust.
    • A. 

      Less dense

    • B. 

      More dense

    • C. 

      Less hot

    • D. 

      More hot

  • 12. 
    Continental crust is ______________________ than oceanic crust.
    • A. 

      Hotter

    • B. 

      Colder

    • C. 

      Thicker

    • D. 

      Thinner

  • 13. 
    A place where an unusually hot part of the mantle rises through the crust causing volcanic activity is called a:
    • A. 

      Divergent boundary

    • B. 

      Hot spot

    • C. 

      Convergent boundary

    • D. 

      Transform boundary

  • 14. 
    Volcanoes are most likely to occur along a:
    • A. 

      Divergent boundary

    • B. 

      Convergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Sea-floor spreading

  • 15. 
    The Himalayan mountains were formed because of a:  
    • A. 

      Hot spot

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Convergent boundary

  • 16. 
    What causes the tectonic plates to move?
    • A. 

      Ocean currents

    • B. 

      Volcanoes

    • C. 

      The Coriolis effect

    • D. 

      Convection in the mantle

  • 17. 
    Pieces of Earth's crust move on top of the:
    • A. 

      Ocean

    • B. 

      Mantle

    • C. 

      Outer core

    • D. 

      Inner core

  • 18. 
    The fact that ice floats on top of the water are like the fact that:
    • A. 

      The mantle causes earthquakes and volcanoes

    • B. 

      The mantle is colder than the crust

    • C. 

      The less dense crust sits on top of the mantle

    • D. 

      The crust is melting

  • 19. 
    A map of global earthquakes and volcanoes tells you:
    • A. 

      Where the edges of the continents are

    • B. 

      Where the earth is the hottest

    • C. 

      Nothing, it looks random

    • D. 

      Where the plate boundaries are

  • 20. 
    Hot spots are:
    • A. 

      Always moving around

    • B. 

      Stationary, they stay in the same place

    • C. 

      Constantly disappearing and reappearing

    • D. 

      What creates earthquakes

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