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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 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
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 6 Tectonics
The currents responsible for making the lithosphere move are called
  1. seafloor spreading.
  2. conduction currents.
  3. convection currents.
Grade 6 Tectonics
The theory that Earth's upper layer is divided into plates that are moving at a slow and steady speed.
  1. subduction
  2. plate tectonics
  3. deep-ocean trenches
  4. seafloor spreading
Grade 6 Tectonics
What evidence supports the theory of continental drift?
  1. fossils
  2. mountain ranges
  3. rocks & minerals
  4. coastlines
  5. all of the above
Grade 6 Tectonics
Grade 6 Tectonics
Plate boundary where two plates move away from each other.
  1. convergent
  2. transform
  3. divergent
  4. fault
Grade 6 Tectonics
Which of these is not a type of boundary between plates?
  1. Transform
  2. Divergent
  3. Convergent
  4. Radial
Grade 6 Tectonics
What is a fault?
  1. crack in Earth that stores energy which can cause Earth to move
  2. the point inside Earth at which an earthquake occurs
  3. a fracture in Earth along which NO movement has occurred
  4. the point on Earth's surface directly above the earthquake focus
Grade 6 Tectonics
What instrument is typically used to measure seismic waves?
  1. sonograph
  2. seismograph
  3. simograph
  4. radar
Grade 6 Tectonics
Who devised the theory of continental drift?
  1. Alfred Nobel
  2. Albert Einstein
  3. Marie Curie
  4. Alfred Wegener
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