Plate Tectonics Vocab Chap 8

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Plate Tectonics Quizzes & Trivia

THe test is about the plate tectonics vocab


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A hypothesis that earth continents move on earths surface?
    • A. 

      Craton

    • B. 

      Continental drift

    • C. 

      Convergent boundary

    • D. 

      Pangea

  • 2. 
    A Boundary between two plates that are moving toward each other?
    • A. 

      Convergent boundary

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Colliding boundary

  • 3. 
    The Ancient Core of the continent?
    • A. 

      Deep sea trench

    • B. 

      Mid ocean ridge

    • C. 

      Rift

    • D. 

      Craton

  • 4. 
    A long harrow, steep-sided trough that runs parallel to continental margins or to volcanic island chains?
    • A. 

      Mid ocean ridge

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Deep Sea Trench

    • D. 

      Pangea

  • 5. 
    A boundary between two Lithospheric plates that are moving apart.
    • A. 

      Divergent boundary

    • B. 

      Convergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Subduction boundary

  • 6. 
    A process by which heat from earths inner and outer cores is transfered through the mantle?
    • A. 

      Terrane

    • B. 

      Rift

    • C. 

      Craton

    • D. 

      Mantle convection

  • 7. 
    Is a long chain of mountains with a central rift vally that is located along a divergent boundary?
    • A. 

      Slab pull

    • B. 

      Mid- ocean ridge

    • C. 

      Deep sea Trench

    • D. 

      Rift vally

  • 8. 
    The name of the hypothestical landmass consistin of all the continents welded together?
    • A. 

      Pangea

    • B. 

      Pandora

    • C. 

      Proto

    • D. 

      Parthon

  • 9. 
    The theory that the litosphere is made of plates that move and interact with eachther at their boundaries
    • A. 

      Continental drift

    • B. 

      Plate tectonics

    • C. 

      Convergent boundary

    • D. 

      Slab pull

  • 10. 
    A force that is exerted by cooling, subsiding rock on the seperating litospheric plates at a mid ocean ridge?
    • A. 

      Rift

    • B. 

      Slab pull

    • C. 

      Terrane

    • D. 

      Ridge push

  • 11. 
    A Crack or opening in earths crust?
    • A. 

      Craton

    • B. 

      Rift

    • C. 

      Rift vally

    • D. 

      Terrane

  • 12. 
    A deep vally at at a point where lithospheric plates are moving apart, such as at a mid ocean ridge?
    • A. 

      Slab pull

    • B. 

      Rift Vally

    • C. 

      Ridge push

    • D. 

      Pangea

  • 13. 
    A force at a subduction boundary that the sinking edge of the subduction plate exerts on the rest of the plate?
    • A. 

      Slab pull

    • B. 

      Terrane

    • C. 

      Rift

    • D. 

      Craton

  • 14. 
    A convergent boundary where an oceanic plate is plunging beneath another over riding plate?
    • A. 

      Divergent boundary

    • B. 

      Transform boundary

    • C. 

      Collision boundary

    • D. 

      Subduction boundary

  • 15. 
    A large block of lithospheric plate that has been moved often over a distance of 1000 km and attached to the edge of a continent?
    • A. 

      Terrane

    • B. 

      Slab pull

    • C. 

      Mantel Convection

    • D. 

      Plate tectonics

  • 16. 
    A boundary between two plates that are sliding past each other?
    • A. 

      Divergent boundary

    • B. 

      Convergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Subduction boundary

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