Questions On Volcanoes And Plate Tectonics! Trivia Quiz

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Questions On Volcanoes And Plate Tectonics! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How are plate tectonics and volcanoes related?
    • A. 

      They have nothing to do with one another.

    • B. 

      Volcanoes are formed near where plates collide and are not formed anywhere else.

    • C. 

      Volcanoes are formed near where plates collide and in the ocean.

    • D. 

      Volcanoes are not formed where plates collide, but do form in the ocean.

  • 2. 
    A tall steep volcano is a
    • A. 

      Shield Volcano

    • B. 

      Composite Volcano

    • C. 

      Cinder Cone Volcano

    • D. 

      Ring of Fire Volcano

  • 3. 
    A short steep volcano is a
    • A. 

      Shield Volcano

    • B. 

      Composite Volcano

    • C. 

      Cinder Cone Volcano

    • D. 

      Ring of Fire Volcano

  • 4. 
    A volcano that is not steep is a
    • A. 

      Shield Volcano

    • B. 

      Composite Volcano

    • C. 

      Cinder Cone Volcano

    • D. 

      Ring of Fire Volcano

  • 5. 
    The outermost layer of the Earth is called the
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Lithosphere

    • C. 

      Core

    • D. 

      Crust

    • E. 

      Inner mantle

  • 6. 
    The lithosphere includes
    • A. 

      The area of the mantle just under the aesthenosphere

    • B. 

      The crust and the upper mantle

    • C. 

      The crust and the lower mantle

    • D. 

      The mantle and the outer core

  • 7. 
    The aesthenosphere includes
    • A. 

      The crust and the upper mantle

    • B. 

      The area of the mantle just below the lithosphere

    • C. 

      The crust and the upper mantle

    • D. 

      The mantle and the outer core

  • 8. 
    The layer of the Earth where convection currents occur is the
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Lithosphere

    • C. 

      Aesthenosphere

    • D. 

      Stratosphere

  • 9. 
    Convection currents occur in the Earth because
    • A. 

      Hot magma rises and is cooled and sinks again to be heated.

    • B. 

      The Earth spins and not all of the magma spins at the same rate.

    • C. 

      Cold magma rises and is heated and sinks again to be cooled.

    • D. 

      Volcanoes pull the magma out of the Earth and it becomes lava.

  • 10. 
    How is density related to convection currents?
    • A. 

      Cold magma is less dense than hot magma, so cold magma rises and is heated, becomes more dense, then sinks to be cooled again.

    • B. 

      Hot magma is the same density as cold magma, the currents happen because of the heat pushing on the cold.

    • C. 

      Density has nothing to do with convection currents. The hot and cold just mix up because of their temperature.

    • D. 

      Hot magma is less dense than cold magma, so hot magma rises and is cooled, becomes more dense, then sinks to be heated again.

  • 11. 
    The theory of tectonic plates
    • A. 

      Has no evidence and is not a believable theory.

    • B. 

      Has some evidence and some scientists believe it.

    • C. 

      Has much evidence and most scientists believe it.

    • D. 

      Is not being investigated today.

  • 12. 
    The crust of the Earth is thick compared to ________________ and is thin compared to _________________.
    • A. 

      California/Texas

    • B. 

      An ant/humans

    • C. 

      Humans/the overall size of the earth

    • D. 

      The US/California

  • 13. 
    How many tectonic plates are there?
    • A. 

      Six

    • B. 

      Eight

    • C. 

      Ten

    • D. 

      Twelve

  • 14. 
    The deepest hole ever drilled
    • A. 

      Did not reach its goal and gave us important information about the Earth.

    • B. 

      Did not reach its goal and gave us no important information about the Earth.

    • C. 

      Reached its goal and gave us no important information about the Earth.

    • D. 

      Reached its goal and gave us important information about the Earth.