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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 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 7 Tectonics
Most earthquakes occur
  1. in mountains
  2. along major rivers
  3. at plate boundaries
  4. in the middle of tectonic plates
Grade 7 Tectonics
Which is a theory that the Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into sections?
  1. Continental Drift
  2. Earthquakes
  3. Plate Tectonics
  4. Rock Cycle
Grade 7 Tectonics
Convection within                    causes the plates to move.
  1. The Earth's Mantle
  2. The Ocean
  3. The Inner Core
  4. The Crust
Grade 7 Tectonics
The strength of Earthquakes are measured on a scale. What is this scale called?
  1. Richter scale
  2. Fujita scale
  3. seismic scale
  4. tectonic scale
Grade 7 Tectonics
What is a deep valley that forms where two plates move apart?
  1. rift valley
  2. deep ocean trench
  3. mountain range
  4. mid-ocean ridge
Grade 7 Tectonics
Earth's plates meet at:
  1. boundaries
  2. faults
  3. trenches
Grade 7 Tectonics
Plates moving away from each other:
  1. divergent
  2. convergent
  3. transform
Grade 7 Tectonics
Most of the world's major volcanic mountains are located at
  1. folded mountains
  2. subduction zones
  3. fault block mountains
  4. divergent boundaries
Grade 7 Tectonics
Scientists rejected Alfred Wegener's theory because he could not
  1. explain why continental crust was denser than oceanic crust.
  2. describe the climate of Pangaea.
  3. explain what force pushes or pulls continents.
  4. describe how seeds moved from Africa to South America.
Grade 7 Tectonics
vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy
  1. seismic waves
  2. earthquake
  3. mantle
  4. core
Grade 7 Tectonics
Where on Earth's surface are volcanoes and earthquakes most likely to form?
  1. Near the boundaries of Earth's tectonic plates
  2. Only at transform boundaries
  3. At the mantle
  4. None of the above
Grade 7 Tectonics
Wegener's idea became known as:
  1. Kepler Law
  2. Big Bang Theory
  3. Continental Drift
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