Quarter 2 Practice Asssessment

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Quarter 2 Practice Asssessment

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The layer of the Earth that is thin and solid is the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Mesosphere

    • C. 

      Core

    • D. 

      Crust

  • 2. 
    The middle (between the top and center) layer of the Earth is the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Crust

    • C. 

      Core

    • D. 

      Mesospehre

  • 3. 
    What happens to temperature as you go deeper into the Earth
    • A. 

      It varies

    • B. 

      It stays the same

    • C. 

      It decreases

    • D. 

      It increases

  • 4. 
    The layer that acts as both a liquid and a solid is the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Mesosphere

  • 5. 
    The metallic (made of metal) layer of the Earth is the
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Asthenosphere

  • 6. 
    Ice cubes floating on water is like
    • A. 

      The crust floating on the core

    • B. 

      The crust floating on the mantle

    • C. 

      Continents floating on the ocean

    • D. 

      The mantle on top of the core

  • 7. 
    The most dense layer of the Earth is the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Crust

    • D. 

      Atmosphere

  • 8. 
    The super continent that existed 250 million years ago was called
    • A. 

      Gonwanaland

    • B. 

      Pangaea

    • C. 

      Panalastic

    • D. 

      The United States of America

  • 9. 
    One piece of evidence for Pangaea was
    • A. 

      People are found on all landmasses.

    • B. 

      A land bridge was found that connected South America to Africa.

    • C. 

      One piece of an organism was found in South America, and the other piece was found on Africa.

    • D. 

      The same fossil was found on different landmasses.

  • 10. 
    The fact that the Mesosaurus fossil was found on two sides of an ocean is the result of
    • A. 

      A land bridge

    • B. 

      Earthquakes

    • C. 

      The Mesosourus swimming across the ocean

    • D. 

      The movement of tectonic plates

  • 11. 
    The idea that landmasses slowly move over the Earth's surface is called
    • A. 

      Pangaea

    • B. 

      Continental drift

    • C. 

      Plate tectonics

    • D. 

      Landmass movement

  • 12. 
    Where two plates rub past each other in opposite directions is a
    • A. 

      Hot spot

    • B. 

      Convergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Divergent boundary

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

      Hot spot

    • B. 

      Convergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Divergent

  • 14. 
    The place where two plates move apart is called a
    • A. 

      Convergent boundary

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Hot spot

    • D. 

      Transform boundary

  • 15. 
    Subduction is when
    • A. 

      New crust is formed

    • B. 

      One plate slides under another

    • C. 

      Earthquakes occur along a transform boundary

    • D. 

      New islands are formed

  • 16. 
    The place where two plates collide is called a
    • A. 

      Hot spot

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Convergent boundary

    • D. 

      Transform boundary

  • 17. 
    Pieces of the Earth's crust are called
    • A. 

      Continents

    • B. 

      Oceans

    • C. 

      Tectonic plates

    • D. 

      Continents and oceans

  • 18. 
    Pieces of Earth's crust move on top of the
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Mantle

    • C. 

      Ocean

    • D. 

      Lava

  • 19. 
    What  causes the plates to move?
    • A. 

      Convection currents in the mantle

    • B. 

      Ocean currents

    • C. 

      Lava

    • D. 

      Hot spots

  • 20. 
    The Himalayan mountains were formed because of a
    • A. 

      Hot spot

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Convergent boundary

  • 21. 
    The ring of fire is a ring of
    • A. 

      Only earthquakes

    • B. 

      Only volcanoes

    • C. 

      Only rift valleys

    • D. 

      Volcanoes and earthquakes

  • 22. 
    The ring of fire occurs along
    • A. 

      The mid-atlantic ridge

    • B. 

      Plate boundaries

    • C. 

      Hot spots

    • D. 

      Only transform boundaries

  • 23. 
    The mid-Atlantic ridge occurs along a
    • A. 

      Transform boundary where crust is subducted

    • B. 

      Convergent boundary where new crust is formed

    • C. 

      Divergent boundary where sea-floor spreading takes place

    • D. 

      A divergent boundary where subduction takes place

  • 24. 
    The process that is continually adding new crust is called
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      A volcano

    • C. 

      Subduction

    • D. 

      Seafloor spreading

  • 25. 
    A map of global earthquakes and volcanoes can tell you
    • A. 

      Where the Earth is the hottest

    • B. 

      Nothing, it looks random

    • C. 

      Where the plate boundaries are

    • D. 

      Where the edges of continents are