Plate Tectonics Trivia Questions - 1

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Plate Tectonics Trivia Questions - 1 - Quiz

This test covers activities of earth tectonics plate. It's multiple choice simple quiz, let's start and learn!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the supercontinent that existed 250 million years ago? 
    • A. 

      Gondwanaland

    • B. 

      Pangea

    • C. 

      Laurasia

    • D. 

      North America

  • 2. 
    According to GPS satellite data, what direction is the Pacific Plate moving currently? (Hint: draw a compass and label it)
    • A. 

      Northwest

    • B. 

      Northeast

    • C. 

      Southwest

    • D. 

      Southeast

  • 3. 
    California falls on two plates and those plates slide against each other. The Pacific plate is one of them and the other plate is  __________________________
    • A. 

      Nasca Plate

    • B. 

      Carribean Plate

    • C. 

      North American Plate

    • D. 

      South American Plate

  • 4. 
    What type of geological feature would you expect to find along the west coast of South America?(Hint: Nazca plate is moving east and South American plate moving southwest)
    • A. 

      A rift valley

    • B. 

      A chain of volcanoes

    • C. 

      An ocean ridge

    • D. 

      A transform fault

  • 5. 
    Since 1996-1999, the top graph has been showing that the station is moving in what direction?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      West

  • 6. 
    Since 1996-1999, the middle graph shows that the station has been moving in what direction?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      West

  • 7. 
    True or False: Despite the direction (north/south, east/west, up/down), the plates always moved at constant speed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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