Plate Tectonics Trivia Questions - 2

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Plate Tectonics Trivia Questions - 2

This test covers Activities 1,2,3 of Ch. 2 on Plate tectonics. This is a two part test. The first part is 15 multiple choice questions and the second part is an essay. You may only use your homework to assist you.  Good luck!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The outermost, rigid layer of the Earth, consisting of the Earth's crust and part of the upper mantle is the ____________ 
    • A. 

      Biosphere

    • B. 

      Lithosphere

    • C. 

      Atmosphere

    • D. 

      Athenosphere

  • 2. 
    What is the density of a material that has a mass of 27 grams and a volume of 9.0 mL?
    • A. 

      .33 g/mL

    • B. 

      243 g/mL

    • C. 

      36 g/mL

    • D. 

      3 g/mL

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Along boundaries between colliding lithospheric plates

    • B. 

      Where one has not happened in at least 10 million years

    • C. 

      In the interior of any continent

    • D. 

      Where a continental lithospheric plate is being subducted beneath an oceanic lithospheric plate

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Why similar rock types were found on continents separated by oceans

    • B. 

      Why similar fossils were found on continents separated by oceans

    • C. 

      Why continents drifted across the Earth's surface

    • D. 

      Why the coastlines of some continents appeared to fit together

  • 5. 
    True or False: The continental drift theory is an absolute accurate description of why the Earth's surface has changed over time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    True or False: The theory of plate tectonics is an absolute accurate description of why the Earth's surface has changed over time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What happens when an oceanic plate (plate carrying ocean) collides with a continental plate (plate carrying land)? 
    • A. 

      The oceanic plate will subduct

    • B. 

      The continental plate will subduct

    • C. 

      A rift valley will forms in the continental plate

  • 8. 
    What happens when two continental plate diverge? 
    • A. 

      The continental plate will subduct

    • B. 

      A rift valley will form

    • C. 

      A hot spot will occur