Science 10 Plate Tectonics

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Plate Tectonics Quizzes & Trivia

Study test for science 10


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who came up with the theory of continental drift?
    • A. 

      Niels Bohr

    • B. 

      Albert Einstien

    • C. 

      John Dalton

    • D. 

      Alfred Wegner

  • 2. 
    Continental drift is a theory that states that the continents haven't always been in their present locations but in a super continent called_________?
  • 3. 
    How was the continental drift theory supported
    • A. 

      By paleoglaciation

    • B. 

      Fossils

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      Magnetic Reversal

  • 4. 
    Rift eruptions occur at_______________?
  • 5. 
    Where are Composite Volcanos found?
    • A. 

      All around the Ring of Fire

    • B. 

      In Hawaii

    • C. 

      All around the world

    • D. 

      In the bottom of the ocean

  • 6. 
    How did the Hawaiian Islands form?
    • A. 

      By a volcano exploding then the lava cooling in the ocean

    • B. 

      By the Pacific Plate being pulled over a hotspot.

    • C. 

      The drifted life the other continents

    • D. 

      They were always there

  • 7. 
    Composite volcanos produce________ eruptions.
  • 8. 
    Iceland is getting_______ because its on either side of a __________.
  • 9. 
    Where do convection currents happen?
    • A. 

      Lithosphere

    • B. 

      Asthenosphere

    • C. 

      Inner Core

    • D. 

      Outer Core

  • 10. 
    Where is the lithosphere located?
    • A. 

      On top of the Asthenosphere

    • B. 

      On top of the crust

    • C. 

      Below the Crust

    • D. 

      Below the Asthenosphere

  • 11. 
    ______________mark boundaries on the ocean floor and ________________ mark boundaries on the continents.
  • 12. 
    Which one isn't a type of tectonic plate boundary?
    • A. 

      Convergent

    • B. 

      Transform

    • C. 

      Divergent

    • D. 

      Rotation

  • 13. 
    A region where plate material is destroyed and volcanos form is a _________________
  • 14. 
    _____________ are a source of mantle plumes that aren't associated with plate boundaries.
  • 15. 
    Deep sea trenches happen at _____________ and _____________ diverging boundaries and _____________ and _________________ boundaries.
  • 16. 
    Where does shallow focus usually occur. Choose the correct answers.
    • A. 

      Rift

    • B. 

      Spreading Ridge

    • C. 

      Transform fault

    • D. 

      Mantle Plumes

  • 17. 
    What is liquification?
    • A. 

      When solids melt

    • B. 

      When the ground loses its solid nature and sink while water rises

    • C. 

      When sea level is lowered

  • 18. 
    Why are mid ocean ridges higher than the rest of the ocean floor?
    • A. 

      Because of subduction zones

    • B. 

      Because of earthquakes

    • C. 

      The plate being pushed up creating an undersea mountain range

    • D. 

      Because the plates collide and create an undersea mountain range

  • 19. 
    Diverging plates forcing_______up then cools and makes new seafloor.This is called a _________.
  • 20. 
    Where do the most powerful earthquakes occur?
    • A. 

      Spreading Ridges

    • B. 

      Subduction zones

    • C. 

      Transform Faults

    • D. 

      Diverging Plate boundaries

  • 21. 
    Most earthquakes are too _____________ to be felt or _____________.
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