Plate Tectonics -- Quiz
 

PLATE TECTONICS QUIZ

 

1. Where is the San Andreas fault located?

Ontario, Canada

Texas, USA

Tokyo, Japan

California, USA

2. A convergent fault is where

two people are wrong.

two plates collide.

two roads join.

two roads split.

3. Scientists think that a supercontinent existed

25 years ago.

150 million years ago.

225 million years ago.

2.3 billion years ago.

4. A divergent fault is formed

when two plates slide against each other, building up tension.

when magma pushes its way through one spot to the surface.

when the Atlantic Ocean shrinks to a sea again.

when magma pushes two plates apart.

5. The massive supercontinent that scientists believe existed in the past was given what name?

Alison

Athena

Pangaea

Demeter

6. What plate is colliding with the Eurasian plate, making the Himalayas?

African Plate

Nazca Plate

Juan de Fuca Plate

Indian-Australian Plate

7. Continental crust is __________ than oceanic crust.

less dense

smarter

heavier

thinner

8. Mountains can be built by _____________________.

piles of dirt

a C-C collision

fighting giants

an earthquake

9. What can happen when a transform fault suddenly releases its energy?

A flood

A tornado

An earthquake

A hurricane

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