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Geological time and plate tectonics

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  • Q1
    Which of the following best describes plate tectonics?
    The theory that Earth's climate has remained constant throughout its history.
    The theory that Earth's lithosphere is divided into several large and small plates that are constantly moving and interacting with each other.
    The theory that Earth's surface is made up of a single giant landmass.
    The theory that Earth's freshwater resources are limited and finite.
    30s
  • Q2
    Which of the following is an example of a geological time period?
    Paleozoic
    Jurassic
    Mesozoic
    Metamorphic
    30s
  • Q3
    What is the main driving force behind plate tectonics?
    Melting of Earth's core
    Movements in the Earth's crust
    Gravitational force from the moon
    Convection currents in the mantle
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the process that occurs when two tectonic plates collide and one is forced beneath the other?
    Erosion
    Subduction
    Volcanism
    Crustal uplifting
    30s
  • Q5
    What is the term for the theory that suggests the Earth's continents were once joined together and have since moved apart?
    Continental drift
    Crustal uplift
    Mantle convection
    Seafloor spreading
    30s
  • Q6
    Which type of plate boundary is responsible for the occurrence of earthquakes?
    Convergent boundary
    Intraplate boundary
    Divergent boundary
    Transform boundary
    30s
  • Q7
    What type of plate boundary is formed when two tectonic plates collide and neither plate is forced beneath the other?
    Divergent boundary
    Transform boundary
    Intraplate boundary
    Convergent boundary
    30s
  • Q8
    What is the supercontinent that existed over 200 million years ago, before breaking apart into the continents we know today?
    Pangaea
    Eurasia
    Laurasia
    Gondwana
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the longest unit of geological time?
    Period
    Eon
    Epoch
    Era
    30s
  • Q10
    Which tectonic plate is the largest?
    North American Plate
    African Plate
    Eurasian Plate
    Pacific Plate
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the following is NOT a type of plate boundary?
    Divergent plate boundary
    Centrifugal plate boundary
    Transform plate boundary
    Convergent plate boundary
    30s
  • Q12
    What geological era is known as the 'Age of Dinosaurs'?
    Cenozoic Era
    Mesozoic Era
    Proterozoic Era
    Paleozoic Era
    30s

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