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Identifying Tectonic Plates (Grade 9)

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Identifying Tectonic Plates

Use the tectonic plate map below to answer the questions.
Tectonic Plates No Labels
Letter J represents the Arabian Plate.
  1. True
  2. False
The Caribbean Plate is shown by letter C.
  1. True
  2. False
The Antarctic Plate is represented by the letter K.
  1. True
  2. False
The Nazca Plate is shown by letter L.
  1. True
  2. False
The South American Plate is bounded to the west by plate E and to the east by plate I.
  1. True
  2. False
The Pacific Plate is the largest of the tectonic plates. Which letter represents the Pacific Plate?
  1. H
  2. I
  3. K
  4. N
The Yellowstone Hotspot, on the North American Plate, has been migrating southwest at a rate of about 1 inch per year. Which letter represents the plate where this hotspot is located?
  1. A
  2. F
  3. I
  4. K
The Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the world’s oceans, boarders the small Mariana Plate (not shown on map). Which letter represents the Philippine Plate, the plate that bounds the Mariana Plate to the west?
  1. C
  2. L
  3. M
  4. N
The Drake Passage is located in the sea over the Scotia Plate. Which letter shows the Scotia Plate?
  1. D
  2. E
  3. G
  4. M
The Juan de Fuca Plate is located along the eastern side of the Ring of Fire. Which letter shows the Juan de Fuca Plate?
  1. B
  2. C
  3. E
  4. N

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