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Plate Tectonics Quizzes & Trivia

Plate movement and plate boundaries are assesed in this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When plates move apart it's called.......
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Subduction

  • 2. 
    When plates move towards each other it's called:
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

  • 3. 
    When plates slide past each other their called:
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

  • 4. 
    When new crust is added to the ocean floor, it's called
    • A. 

      Subduction

    • B. 

      Seafloor spreading

    • C. 

      Trench

    • D. 

      Convergence

  • 5. 
    What drives plate movement?
    • A. 

      Plate boundaries

    • B. 

      Ocean currents

    • C. 

      Convection currents

    • D. 

      The sun

  • 6. 
    Another word for a deep valley or crack in the earth is:
    • A. 

      Seamount

    • B. 

      Rift

    • C. 

      Ridge

  • 7. 
    In convection currents, denser material will sink and less dense material will rise.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Where does the magma get its heat from in convection currents?
    • A. 

      The crust

    • B. 

      The mantle

    • C. 

      The core

  • 9. 
    If oceanic crust and continental crust came towards each other, what would happen? 
    • A. 

      Mountains would form

    • B. 

      The continental crust would subduct beneath the oceanic crust

    • C. 

      The oceanic crust would subduct beneath the continental crust

    • D. 

      The oceanic crust would rise above the continental crust

  • 10. 
    The soft layer of mantle on which the lithosphere rests is the:
    • A. 

      Asthenosphere

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Outer core

    • D. 

      Inner core