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Tectonics Questions - All Grades

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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 5 Tectonics
Grade 7 Tectonics
The map shows the major tectonic plates. Which plate is NOT associated with the Ring of Fire?
Tectonic Plates With Labels
  1. Cocos plate
  2. Arabian plate
  3. Philippine plate
  4. Juan de Fuca plate
Grade 6 Tectonics
According to the plate tectonics theory, all of the following statements are true EXCEPT-
  1. The movement of the Earth's plates sometimes creates magma.
  2. Deposition causes earthquakes.
  3. Earth's landmasses were once part of the supercontinent Pangaea.
  4. The movement of the Earth's crust created mountains.
Grade 6 Tectonics
Which of these is not an energy wave from an earthquake?
  1. P waves
  2. S waves
  3. Surface waves
  4. Tidal waves
Grade 6 Tectonics
How do you locate the epicenter of an earthquake using a seismograph?
  1. Look for the largest magnitude wave
  2. Look for the shortest magnitude wave
  3. Pick one wave at random because it looks good
  4. Triangulate between multiple waves
Grade 10 Tectonics
What causes tectonic plates to move?
  1. radiation from within the crust
  2. magnetic forces from the inner core
  3. convection currents in the mantle
  4. slow continental drift
Grade 7 Tectonics
Most earthquakes occur
  1. in mountains
  2. along major rivers
  3. at plate boundaries
  4. in the middle of tectonic plates
Grade 12 Tectonics
Subduction tends to form
  1. gyres.
  2. trenches.
  3. ridges.
  4. plates.
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