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Plate Tectonics Quiz

Name: ______________________
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Pieces of Earth's crust move on top of the
Ocean
Mantle
Outer core
Inner core

2. The ring of fire is a ring of volcanoes and earthquakes that occur along
The mid-ocean ridge
Plate boundaries
Hot spots
Only transform boundaries
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The place where two plates move apart is called a
Divergent boundary
Hot spot
Convergent boundary
Transform boundary

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Volcanoes are most likely to occur along a
Divergent boundary
Convergent boundary
Transform boundary
Sea-floor spreading

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5. When two continental plates pull apart a ________________________ forms
Subduction zone
Mountain range
Earthquake
Rift valley

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6. Continental crust is ______________________ than oceanic crust
Hotter
Colder
Thicker
Thinner

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Subduction is when
Earthquakes occur along a transform boundary
New crust is formed
One plate slides under another
New islands are formed
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A map of global earthquakes and volcanoes tells you
Where the edges of the continents are
Where the earth is the hottest
Nothing, it looks random
Where the plate boundaries are
The process that continually adds new crust is:
Subduction
Earthquakes

The theory that continents are slowly moving over Earth's surface is called The theory of Pangaea The theory of continental drift The theory of plate boundaries The theory of plate tectonics 18. 17. C. A. C. D. C. D. C. 12. The place where two plates collide is called a Transform boundary Hot spot Divergent boundary Convergent boundary 15. 16. Divergent boundary where sea-floor spreading takes place D. Sea-floor spreading Convection 10. Ocean currents B. D. Where two plates rub past each other in opposite directions is a Convergent boundary Transform boundary Hot spot Divergent boundary 13. C. C. B. D. B. slow motion driven by movement in the mantle is called The theory of continental drift The theory of Pangaea The theory of plate tectonics The theory of plate boundaries 14. Hot spots are Always moving around Stationary. D. What causes the tectonic plates to move? A. The Coriolis effect D. C. B. Convergent boundary where new crust is formed B. Oceanic crust is ____________________ than continental crust Less dense More dense Less hot More hot 11. Convection in the mantle A. A. The fact that ice floats on top of water is like the fact that The mantle causes earthquakes and volcanoes The mantle is colder than the crust The less dense crust sits on top of the mantle The crust is melting A. B. Transform boundary where crust is subducted C. The mid-ocean ridge occurs along a A. B. D. B.C. The theory that states that pieces of Earth's crust are in constant. they stay in the same place Constantly disappearing and reappearing What creates earthquakes A. D. B. Volcanoes C. A. Divergent boundary where subduction takes place . A. D.

D. B. C. 19. The Himalayan mountains were formed because of a Hot spot Divergent boundary Transform boundary Convergent boundary . C. D. B. A place where an unusually hot part of the mantle rises through the crust causing volcanic activity is called a Divergent boundary Hot spot Convergent boundary Transform boundary 20. A.A.