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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Tectonics Questions

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Grade 8 Tectonics
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 8 Tectonics
What measures an Earthquake's magnitude?
  1. Mercalli scale
  2. Interval scale
  3. Richter scale
  4. Ratio scale
Grade 8 Tectonics
What is the fastest seismic wave?
  1. p-wave
  2. s-wave
  3. surface waves
  4. all the above
Grade 8 Tectonics
The Ring of Fire is located around which ocean?
  1. Atlantic Ocean
  2. Indian Ocean
  3. Pacific Ocean
  4. Arctic Ocean
Grade 8 Tectonics
Cause for plate movement
  1. plumes
  2. hot spots
  3. mantle convection currents
  4. glaciers
Grade 8 Tectonics
Which scientific theory is best represented by the diagram?
Fault - Thrust
  1. Big Bang
  2. Evolution
  3. Plate Tectonics
  4. Continental Drift
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