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Grade 10 Tectonics
Grade 10 Tectonics
This theory states that earth's crust and rigid upper mantle are broken into enormous slabs which move in different directions.
  1. tectonic plate theory
  2. seafloor spreading theory
  3. the theory of Pangaea
  4. the floating earth theory
Grade 10 Tectonics
Places where tectonic plates move apart are called
  1. convergent boundaries.
  2. transform boundaries.
  3. subduction zones.
  4. divergent boundaries.
Grade 9 Tectonics
What is the largest tectonic plate?
  1. Scotia plate
  2. Pacific plate
  3. Eurasian plate
  4. Antarctic plate
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
Grade 9 Tectonics
Earthquakes may result from
  1. sudden movements of rock beneath the earth's surface.
  2. movement of volcanic gases and magma.
  3. a severe landslide or the collapse of a cave.
  4. any of the causes listed above.
Grade 6 Tectonics
Grade 10 Tectonics
What causes tectonic plates to move?
  1. radiation from within the crust
  2. magnetic forces from the inner core
  3. convection currents in the mantle
  4. slow continental drift
Grade 10 Tectonics
Grade 9 Tectonics
What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Normal
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
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 9 Tectonics
What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Thrust
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
Grade 9 Tectonics
What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Strike-Slip
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
Grade 9 Tectonics
Grade 10 Tectonics
What is the ‘driving force’ behind plate tectonics that causes it to happen?
  1. gravity
  2. plates floating on the ocean
  3. convection currents
  4. earthquakes
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