Plate Tectonics Review - 2 Question Preview (ID: 35034)


Review Of Plate Tectonic.

The boundary between two plates moving toward each other is called a _______.
a) divergent boundary
b) convergent boundary
c) transform boundary
d) hot spot

Matching ______ on different continents are evidence of continental movement.
a) weather patterns
b) river systems
c) wind systems
d) rock structures

Active volcanoes are most likely to occur at _______.
a) the center of continents
b) transform boundaries
c) where two continental plates collide
d) convergent boundary of oceanic and continental plates

The scientist who described sea floor spreading was ____.
a) Hess
b) Wegener
c) Nye
d) Einstein

As you travel into the Earth’s interior, the temperature and pressure ___________.
a) decrease rapidly
b) change to solids
c) are not detected
d) increase

One climate clue used to support the theory of continental drift is/are _______.
a) seafloor spreading
b) similar rock structures
c) glacial evidence in Africa
d) fossils of reptiles in South America

Iceland is an ideal place to study seafloor spreading because:
a) The volcanoes are converging all the time
b) It never experiences earthquakes
c) It is in the center of a plate
d) It is above water

The Ring of Fire can be found ________.
a) around the Pacific Ocean
b) at the top of all erupting volcanoes
c) in Iceland
d) in the center of the North American Plate

All of the following will improve safety factors during an earthquake EXCEPT _______.
a) bolt tall bookcases to the wall
b) stand next to a window
c) staying indoors during an earthquake
d) removing heavy objects from tall shelves

An underwater earthquake can produce a large, destructive wave called a _______.
a) divergent boundary
b) hot spot
c) plate boundary
d) tsunami

Volcanoes will form which type of rock?
a) Igneous
b) Sedimentary
c) Metamorphic
d) Sediments

The type of volcanoes found in Hawaii are ________.
a) Super volcanoes
b) convergent
c) divergent
d) hot spot

Which statement best describes the continental and oceanic crusts?
a) The continental crust is thicker and less dense than the oceanic crust
b) The continental crust is thinner and more dense than the oceanic crust
c) The continental crust is thinner and less dense than the oceanic crust
d) The continental crust is thicker and more dense than the oceanic crust

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