Earth Layers And Plate Tectonics Quiz

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Earth Layers And Plate Tectonics Quiz

See what you already know about the plate tectonics and earth layers by taking this earth science quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A break in the Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other is called a
    • A. 

      Plate.

    • B. 

      Layer.

    • C. 

      Boundary.

    • D. 

      Fault.

  • 2. 
    Subduction is
    • A. 

      The process by which oceanic crust sinks beneath trenches.

    • B. 

      The direct transfer of heat through solid materials.

    • C. 

      The process that continually adds ocean floor.

    • D. 

      A device that bounces sound waves off underwater objects.

  • 3. 
    Earth's lithosphere is broken into separate sections called
    • A. 

      Plates.

    • B. 

      Faults.

    • C. 

      Trenches.

    • D. 

      Rifts.

  • 4. 
    Scientists who study the forces that make and shape the planet Earth are called
    • A. 

      Biologists.

    • B. 

      Geologists.

    • C. 

      Chemists.

    • D. 

      Physicists.

  • 5. 
    In the convection current of a pan of soup, the cooler, denser fluid
    • A. 

      Rises to the top.

    • B. 

      Sinks to the bottom.

    • C. 

      Stays where it is.

    • D. 

      Stays on top.

  • 6. 
    The transfer of energy through space is called
    • A. 

      Subduction.

    • B. 

      Convection.

    • C. 

      Radiation.

    • D. 

      Conduction.

  • 7. 
    Who first proposed the theory of continental drift?
    • A. 

      Harry Hess

    • B. 

      Alfred Wegener

    • C. 

      Pangea

    • D. 

      J. Tuzo Wilson

  • 8. 
    What erupts through the valley of the mid-ocean ridge?
    • A. 

      Molten material

    • B. 

      The lithosphere

    • C. 

      Deep-ocean trenches

    • D. 

      Continental drift

  • 9. 
    Heat transfer by the movement of a heated fluid is called _______________.
  • 10. 
    What type of boundary is found where two plates slip past each other?
  • 11. 
    The part of the mantle that can be bent like plastic is called _______________.
  • 12. 
    The process that continually adds new material to the ocean floor is called  ________________.
  • 13. 
    Fossils of tropical plants found on an island in the Arctic Ocean are evidence for the theory of                       .
  • 14. 
    A rift in the valley forms along a convergent boundary on land.
  • 15. 
    The supercontinent that began to break apart about 225 million years ago is called Antarctica.
  • 16. 
    As oceanic crust moves away from the mid-ocean ridge, it cools and becomes more dense.
  • 17. 
    The lithosphere includes all of the core and part of the mantle.
  • 18. 
    Classify each of the plate boundaries shown on the figure and identify the type of boundary shown.
  • 19. 
    If the boundary shown at A occured on land instead of the ocean floor, what would be the long-term result?
  • 20. 
    Compare and contrast the three different types of convergent boundaries.
  • 21. 
    Describe the process of sea floor spreading.
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