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The Ring of Fire (Grade 8)

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The Ring of Fire

The Ring of Fire is a ring of volcanoes that surrounds the Atlantic.
  1. True
  2. False
The Circum-Pacific Belt is another name for the Ring of Fire.
  1. True
  2. False
How many volcanoes make up the Ring of Fire?
  1. 1,000 volcanoes
  2. 268 volcanoes
  3. 832 volcanoes
  4. 452 volcanoes
What is true about the "Ring of Fire?"
  1. The seasons of Earth are reversed at this location.
  2. There is only one season at this location, hot and very dry.
  3. Major tectonic activity occurs at many locations along this zone.
  4. Volcanic activity is located only in the southern portion of this zone.
The map shows the major tectonic plates. Which plate is NOT associated with the Ring of Fire?
Tectonic Plates With Labels
  1. Cocos plate
  2. Arabian plate
  3. Philippine plate
  4. Juan de Fuca plate
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
The diagram below models which process?
Subduction Zone
  1. weathering
  2. subduction
  3. continental drift
  4. seafloor spreading
The Ring of Fire is mostly associated with which type of plate boundary?
  1. divergent
  2. transform
  3. convergent
Approximately what percentage of the world's earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire?
  1. 10%
  2. 25%
  3. 65%
  4. 90%
The Andes Mountain Range and Andean Volcanic Belt line the western side of South America. Based on this information and the map, which statement best describes the plate boundary interaction along the west coast of South America?
Tectonic Plates With Labels
  1. The Nazca plate is subducting under the South American plate.
  2. The South American plate is subducting under the Nazca plate.
  3. The Nazca plate and South American plate interact along a transform boundary.
  4. The South American plate and Nazca plate interact along a divergent boundary.

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