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Tectonics Questions - All Grades

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Grade 5 Tectonics
What landforms are formed at a subduction zone?
Subduction Zone
  1. faults
  2. volcanoes only
  3. mountains only
  4. mountains and volcanoes
Grade 6 Tectonics
The major tectonic plates are named after the                    it carries.
  1. mantle or crust
  2. continent or river
  3. ocean or country
  4. continent or ocean
Grade 7 Tectonics
The epicenter of an earthquake is
  1. the location that emergency support workers meet during an earthquake.
  2. the size of an earthquake.
  3. the point on the Earth's surface above where an earthquake occurs.
  4. the center of an earthquake.
Grade 6 Tectonics
The currents responsible for making the lithosphere move are called:
  1. seafloor spreading
  2. conduction currents
  3. convection currents
Grade 8 Tectonics
Grade 7 Tectonics
Earthquakes most often occur
  1. in the middle of tectonic plates.
  2. anywhere near a tectonic plate.
  3. only in the 'Ring of Fire'.
  4. on the boundary of tectonic plates.
Grade 8 Tectonics
What was Wegener's idea that the continents slowly moved over Earth's surface?
  1. Pangaea
  2. Continental drift
  3. Plate tectonics
  4. Fossils
Grade 7 Tectonics
What does the phrase "Ring of Fire" refer to?
  1. a tectonic plate
  2. a type of volcano
  3. a geographic region
  4. a type of plate boundary
Grade 6 Tectonics
Which of these is not a type of boundary between plates?
  1. Transform
  2. Divergent
  3. Convergent
  4. Radial
Grade 6 Tectonics
Who devised the theory of continental drift?
  1. Alfred Nobel
  2. Albert Einstein
  3. Marie Curie
  4. Alfred Wegener
Grade 7 Tectonics
Which often occurs at a divergent boundary?
  1. a strike/slip fault
  2. seafloor spreading
  3. continental drift
  4. plates come together
Grade 6 Tectonics
Plate movement is caused by
  1. the rotation of the Earth.
  2. ocean tides.
  3. convection currents in the mantle.
  4. the moon's gravity.
Grade 4 Tectonics
Which statement is TRUE about earthquakes?
  1. All of them can be prevented.
  2. Weak ones can be prevented.
  3. Some of them can be prevented.
  4. None of them can be prevented.
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