Review: Theory Of Continental Drift And Plate Tectonics

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 399

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Continental Drift Quizzes & Trivia

Review what you've learned about plate tectonics and continental drift.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who proposed the theory of continental drift?
    • A. 

      Alfred Wegener

    • B. 

      Alfred

    • C. 

      Bob

    • D. 

      Annie Wegener

  • 2. 
    How long did it take for the continents to make it to their current postions?
    • A. 

      200 billion years

    • B. 

      3000 million years

    • C. 

      200 million years

  • 3. 
    What was the name of the super-continent?
    • A. 

      Pangeo

    • B. 

      Pang

    • C. 

      Pangea

  • 4. 
    What layer of the earth do tectonic plates occupy?
    • A. 

      Lithosphere

    • B. 

      Curst and Upper Mantle

    • C. 

      Asthenosphere

  • 5. 
    How many MAJOR plates have been discovered?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      15

  • 6. 
    How many types of plate boundaries are there?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2.5

    • D. 

      4

  • 7. 
    Which bondary has three sub-types?
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

  • 8. 
    What boundary were the Himalayas created?
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

  • 9. 
    What boundary is sea-floor spreading applied?
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

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