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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 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 5 Tectonics
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 4 Tectonics
Which instrument measures earthquakes?
  1. scientist
  2. seismic wave
  3. seismology
  4. seismograph
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 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.
Grade 6 Tectonics
The theory of plate movement and how the continents moved apart over time is called
  1. continental rift.
  2. plate dynamics.
  3. continental boundaries.
  4. plate tectonics.
Grade 6 Tectonics
Where do earthquakes usually occur?
  1. near plate boundaries
  2. near the ocean
  3. anywhere
  4. near active volcanoes
Grade 9 Tectonics
What is a fault?
  1. the point inside Earth at which an earthquake occurs
  2. the point on Earth's surface directly above the earthquake focus
  3. a fracture in Earth along which movement has occurred
  4. a fracture in Earth along which NO movement has occurred
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