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Grade 5 Tectonics
Grade 5 Tectonics
What causes earthquakes?
  1. Earth's plates bump into each other.
  2. Magma breaks through the Earth's crust.
  3. Violent shaking occurs in the ground.
  4. Rocks fall to the ground.
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 5 Tectonics
Which of these most likely results from plate movement?
  1. global winds
  2. sandy beaches
  3. ocean currents
  4. mountain ranges
Grade 5 Tectonics
Earthquakes are caused by
  1. the moving pieces of Earth's crust
  2. too much weight on the Earth's surface
  3. the sinking of the ocean floor
  4. unequal heating of the atmosphere
Grade 5 Tectonics
Sometimes tectonic forces cause cracks to form in rock. If pieces of the rock move along these cracks, the cracks are called faults.

Scientists use the term faulting to refer to the formation of faults. Depending on the situation, faulting can act as a constructive or a destructive force. Which of the following best shows how faulting can act as a constructive force?
  1. Rock moves sideways along a fault with no change in elevation.
  2. Rock moves upward along faults to form a mountain range.
  3. Faulting produces an earthquake that causes a local bridge to collapse.
  4. Rocks are worn down as they grind past each other along a fault.
Grade 5 Tectonics
Grade 5 Tectonics
Grade 5 Tectonics
When earthquakes occur, what do they produce?
  1. Lava
  2. Pressure waves
  3. Temperature change
  4. Seismic waves
Grade 5 Tectonics
The Blue Ridge Mountains form part of the eastern Appalachian Mountains. How were these mountains most likely formed?
  1. Earthquakes caused rocks to form piles.
  2. Large moving earth plates ran into one another.
  3. Wind blew sediments into clumps.
  4. Rivers wore away rock, leaving peaks.
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