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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 6 Tectonics
The currents responsible for making the lithosphere move are called:
  1. seafloor spreading
  2. conduction currents
  3. convection currents
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 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 6 Tectonics
Which best describes the motion of the Earth's plates?
  1. fast and in stages
  2. slow and constant
  3. slow and in stages
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
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
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 6 Tectonics
Grade 6 Tectonics
any of various instruments for measuring and recording the vibration of earthquakes
  1. faults
  2. earthquakes
  3. epicenter
  4. seismograph
  5. volcano
  6. lava
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