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Earth's layers, Plate tectonics

Quiz by Heidi Ball

High School
Science
Virginia Standards of Learning

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  • Q1

    Put the layers of the Earth in order from the OUTSIDE to the INSIDE

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    Linking
    30s
  • Q2

    This word refers to the outer part of the Earth, or tectonic plates.  It includes the crust and the thin solid part of the outer mantle.

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    Jumble
    30s
  • Q3

    This word refers to the part of the mantle that has convection currents that move the tectonic plates

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    Jumble
    30s
  • Q4

    This layer of the Earth is made of SOLID iron and nickel

    Inner Core

    Outer Core

    Crust 

    Mantle

    30s
  • Q5

    This layer of the Earth is made of LIQUID iron and nickel

    Inner Core

    Crust 

    Outer Core

    Mantle

    30s
  • Q6

    There is convection in the mantle that causes tectonic plate movement.  There is also convection in THIS layer, which causes our magnetic field (without it, we would all die)

    Outer Core

    Crust

    Inner Core

    30s
  • Q7

    The circular movement of a fluid that moves heat is called...

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    Jumble
    30s
  • Q8

    Continental drift was first studied by German Scientist

    Gregor Mendel

    Albert Einstein

    Bill Nye

    Alfred Wegner

    30s
  • Q9

    Wagner hypothesized that all continents were once one giant land mass he called...

    Pan-handling

    Pangea

    Pandaland

    Pantopia

    30s
  • Q10

    Which of these supports the theory of continental drift?

    crop circles

    ocean water salinity

    fossils match on different continents

    land bridges

    30s
  • Q11

    Plate boundaries where two tectonic plates are moving toward each other is called

    transform boundary

    divergent boundary

    convergent boundary

    30s
  • Q12

    The point underground from which an earthquake originates is called the

    fault line

    epicenter

    focus

    30s
  • Q13

    The edges of moving tectonic plates often cause

    coastal plains

    frequent seismic activity

    ocean basins

    30s
  • Q14

    What is the fewest number of seismographic stations needed to triangulate the epicenter of an earthquake?

    3

    1

    2

    4

    30s
  • Q15

    Which would you most likely find at a convergent ocean-continental boundary?

    a rift valley

    a subduction zone and volcanoes

    a mid-ocean ridge

    30s

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