Type Of Plate Tectonics Quiz

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Plate Tectonics Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz covers plate tectonics, faults, and continental drift.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name the three type of plate boundary.
    • A. 

      Convergent, Divergent, Transform

    • B. 

      Divergent, Transpose, Conformant

    • C. 

      Reverse, Transfer, Uplifted

    • D. 

      Imposed, Emigrated, Immigrated

  • 2. 
    Name the type of fault that is most like a divergent boundary.
    • A. 

      Reverse

    • B. 

      Strike Slip

    • C. 

      Normal

    • D. 

      Oblique

  • 3. 
    Tension and Compression can be described as?
    • A. 

      Tension is like squeezing something while compression is like pulling it.

    • B. 

      Tension is like cutting across something while compression is like squeezing it.

    • C. 

      Tension is like pulling something while compression is like cutting across it.

    • D. 

      Tension is like stretching something while compression is like squeezing it.

  • 4. 
    A strike slip fault is like a ?
    • A. 

      Convergent Boundary

    • B. 

      Transform Boundary

    • C. 

      Divergent Boundary

  • 5. 
    If I see folded mountains, I am probably near a _________________ boundary.
    • A. 

      Convergent

    • B. 

      Divergent

    • C. 

      Transform

  • 6. 
    The folded mountains in question 7 were created when a ______________  plate collided with a ______________ plate.
    • A. 

      Continental, Oceanic

    • B. 

      Oceanic, Oceanic

    • C. 

      Continental, Continental

  • 7. 
    Landforms that show evidence for Divergent boundaries are _________________.
    • A. 

      Rift Valleys and Mid-Ocean Ridges

    • B. 

      Folded Mountains and Volcanoes

    • C. 

      Plateaus and Canyons

  • 8. 
    Tension creates
    • A. 

      Normal Faults

    • B. 

      Reverse Faults

    • C. 

      Strike-Slip Faults

  • 9. 
    Compression creates ________________.
    • A. 

      Normal faults

    • B. 

      Reverse faults

    • C. 

      Strike Slip faults

  • 10. 
    Convection currents in the mantle _____________________ .
    • A. 

      Cause the ocean tides to rise and fall

    • B. 

      Are caused by solar radiation

    • C. 

      Make the continental plates move

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