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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 8 Tectonics
Which scientific theory is best represented by the diagram?
Fault - Thrust
  1. Big Bang
  2. Evolution
  3. Plate Tectonics
  4. Continental Drift
Grade 8 Tectonics
Explains how sections of the crust collide, move apart, and slide past each other.
  1. Oceanic crust
  2. Plate tectonics
  3. Climate change
  4. Pangaea
Grade 8 Tectonics
Subduction zones occur where
  1. oceanic plates move apart.
  2. continental plates move apart.
  3. an oceanic plate slides underneath a continental plate.
  4. a continental plate collides with another continental plate.
Grade 8 Tectonics
Grade 8 Tectonics
In diagram shown, what does the letter G best represent?
Subduction Zone
  1. oceanic crust
  2. continental crust
  3. mantle conduction
  4. mantle convection
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
Which of the following does evidence indicate is an explanation for plate motion?
  1. convection currents
  2. rift valleys
  3. weather patterns
  4. earthquakes
Grade 8 Tectonics
Grade 8 Tectonics
New ocean crust is formed at
  1. divergent boundaries.
  2. convergent boundaries.
  3. continental volcanic arcs.
  4. transform fault boundaries.
Grade 8 Tectonics
What is earthquake intensity?
  1. a measure of energy released
  2. a measure of seismic risk
  3. a measure of damage
  4. a measure of an earthquake's focus
Grade 8 Tectonics
What measures an earthquake's magnitude?
  1. Mercalli scale
  2. Interval scale
  3. Richter scale
  4. Ratio scale
Grade 8 Tectonics
The                 is where about 80% of earthquakes occur.
  1. Antarctic Plate
  2. Ring of Fire
  3. Hot Spot
  4. Epicenter
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