Continental Drift And Plate Tectonics Question Preview (ID: 1715)


This Test Covers Major Concepts In Continental Drift And Some Of Plate Tectonics.[print questions]

Who first proposed the theory of continental drift?
a) Alfred Wegener
b) Charles Darwin
c) Albert Einstein
d) Authur Holmes

Who stated that super heated liquids under the Earth's surface were responsible for continental drift?
a) Alfred Wegener
b) Charles Darwin
c) Albert Einstein
d) Authur Holmes

Wegener explained _______ happened in his theory of continental drift.
a) why
b) when
c) how
d) what

Holmes explain _____ continental drift occurred.
a) why
b) when
c) how
d) what

What is created when the sea floor spreads?
a) magma
b) big holes
c) new crust
d) lava

Mountain chains built by sea-floor spreading on the ocean floor are called
a) oceanic ridges
b) oceanic folds
c) oceanic chains
d) oceanic volcanoes

Why is sea-floor spreading considered constructive?
a) It destroys old crust
b) It builds new crust
c) It destroys volcanoes
d) It is used to build buildings

What is the theory that the Earth's lithosphere is divided into 7 major peices?
a) Continental drift
b) Earth Plates
c) Pieces of Earth
d) Plate Tectonics

How far do Earth's tectonic plates move each year?
a) 4-8 cm
b) 2-10 cm
c) 3-9 cm
d) 1-2 cm

What is the place called where 2 tectonic plates meet?
a) Plate boundary
b) Plate division
c) Plate edges
d) Plate meeting

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