Plates and Plate Boundaries
  • 1. Name the plate labelled with the letter B.
A) Pacific Plate
B) Nazca Plate
C) Eurasian Plate
D) North American Plate
E) South American Plate
  • 2. Name the plate labelled with the letter D.
A) South American Plate
B) Pacific Plate
C) North American Plate
D) Eurasian Plate
E) Nazca Plate
  • 3. Name the plate labelled with the letter F.
A) Pacific Plate
B) Nazca Plate
C) Indo-Australian Plate
D) South American Plate
E) African Plate
  • 4. Name the plate labelled with the letter G.
A) South American Plate
B) Indo-Australian Plate
C) Antarctic Plate
D) Eurasian Plate
E) Nazca Plate
  • 5. Name the plate labelled with the letter I.
A) South American Plate
B) Antarctic Plate
C) African Plate
D) North American Plate
E) Eurasian Plate
  • 6. Name the plate labelled with the letter J.
A) South American Plate
B) Antarctic Plate
C) Nazca Plate
D) Indo-Australian Plate
E) Eurasian Plate
  • 7. Name the plate labelled with the letter L.
A) North American Plate
B) Indo-Australian Plate
C) Antarctic Plate
D) Nazca Plate
E) African Plate
  • 8. Name the plate labelled with the letter N.
A) Antarctic Plate
B) Eurasian Plate
C) South American Plate
D) Indo-Australian Plate
E) Nazca Plate
  • 9. The boundary formed by the collision of two lithospheric plates
A) divergent boundary
B) convergent boundary
C) transform boundary
  • 10. The boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past each other horizontally
A) convergent boundary
B) transform boundary
C) divergent boundary
  • 11. The boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other
A) transform boundary
B) divergent boundary
C) convergent boundary
  • 12. The solid, outer layer of the Earth that consists of the the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle
A) inner core
B) asthenosphere
C) outer core
D) lithosphere
  • 13. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is what kind of boundary
A) transform
B) submergent
C) divergent
D) convergent
  • 14. An example of transform boundary can be found between the
A) Pacific and North American plates
B) Indian and Eurasian Plates
C) African and South American Plates
  • 15. What pushes the plates in different directions
A) convection currents
B) ocean currents
C) air currents
D) current events
  • 16. Alfred Wegener is known for developing what scientific theory?
A) Trench Theory
B) Theory of Continental Drift
C) Theory of Plate Tectonics
D) The Big Bang Theory
  • 17. If the mantle cooled and convection currents stopped moving...
A) earthquakes would shake the crust
B) The plates would stop moving
C) All of these
D) volcanoes would erupt
  • 18. Converging boundaries create
A) new sea floor
B) mountains
C) bassalt
D) fossils
  • 19. The Earth is believed to be _____ years old.
A) 4.5 thousand
B) 4.5 million
C) 4.5 billion
D) 14 billion
  • 20. Oceanic crust is formed by seafloor spreading
A) true
B) false
  • 21. The Mid-Atlantic is closest to ________
A) The Pacific Plate
B) California
C) Maine
D) India
  • 22. The Indian Plate and the Eurasian plate form a transform boundary
A) true
B) false
  • 23. The Himalayan continue to get taller
A) true
B) false
  • 24. There is no evidence that Pangaea ever existed
A) false
B) true
  • 25. The discovery of _____________ lead to the Theory of Plate Tectonics
A) Mountain ranges
B) The continents
C) Seafloor Spreading
D) The Earth's Core
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