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Grade 5 Tectonics
What landform(s) is/are formed at a subduction zone?
Subduction Zone
  1. faults
  2. volcanoes only
  3. mountains only
  4. mountains and volcanoes
Grade 4 Tectonics
Grade 5 Tectonics
Which of these would most likely result from plate movement?
  1. global winds
  2. sandy beaches
  3. ocean currents
  4. mountain ranges
Grade 5 Tectonics
The theory of plate movement is called                      .
  1. plate tectonics
  2. geology
  3. continental tectonics
  4. biology
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 6 Tectonics
Grade 10 Tectonics
The fact that widely separated continents have similar fossils, similar mineral deposits, and similar rock formations tells scientists that these continents                                                         .
  1. probably formed at the same time in the same hemisphere.
  2. probably were connected in the past.
  3. probably were never connected in the past.
  4. will have the same four seasons at the same time.
Grade 8 Tectonics
This map is most useful for identifying                     .
Tectonic Plates No Labels
  1. biomes
  2. continents
  3. tectonic plates
  4. global wind patterns
Grade 5 Tectonics
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
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
Where do earthquakes usually occur?
  1. near plate boundaries
  2. near the ocean
  3. anywhere
  4. near active volcanoes
Grade 7 Tectonics
The epicenter of an earthquake is
  1. the location that emergency support workers meet during an earthquake.
  2. the size of an earthquake.
  3. the point on Earth's surface above where an earthquake occurs.
  4. the center of an earthquake.
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