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Plate Tectonics Unit Test Review

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  • Q1
    What plate movement mechanism is represented by the diagram below:
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    Ridge push
    Slab Pull
  • Q2
    How does the theory of plate tectonics explain the motion of continents?
    It states that the Earth’s crust is broken up into plates and they move because of convection currents in the mantle
    It states that continents are on several plates floating on top of the ocean
    It states that the continents are being pulled apart by the powerful force of ocean currents
    It states that the Earth’s crust is breaking up into hundreds of pieces due to gravitational forces
  • Q3
    Which of the following plate boundaries is associated with volcanic island arcs?
    Oceanic-Oceanic Convergent
    Oceanic-Continental Convergent
  • Q4
    Which of the following can form as the result of a divergent plate boundary?
    A continental mountain due to collision
    A mid-ocean ridge due to separation
    An ocean trench due to separation
    A continental volcanic arc due to collision
  • Q5
    Which of the following landforms is likely to occur at the below plate boundary?
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    A shield volcano
    A mid-ocean ridge
    A deep sea trench
    A strike-slip fault
  • Q6
    In the diagram below which statement is true about the material enclosed inside the black box?
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    The material is lava because it is below the surface
    The material is lava because it is above the surface
    The material is magma because it is below the surface
    The material is magma because it is above the surface
  • Q7
    Which of the following statements can be concluded from the below map (the red dots represent volcanoes and earthquakes) :
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    South America was once completely underwater
    The Indian Ocean is the most tectonically active place on Earth
    North America and Europe are moving towards each other
    There is a convergent plate boundary around the Pacific Ocean
  • Q8
    What is the term given to a mudflow triggered by a volcanic eruption?
    Pyroclastic Cloud
  • Q9
    The location under the crust where an earthquake originates is called the:
    Fall Zone
    Magma Chamber
  • Q10
    With increasing distance from an earthquake the P-S wave lag time:
    Stays the same
    Increases then decreases
  • Q11
    Which type of earthquake will be the most destructive?
    One with a magnitude of 4.5 and a shallow focus
    One with a magnitude of 4.5 and a deep focus
    One with a magnitude of 3.5 and a deep focus
    One with a magnitude of 3.5 and a shallow focus
  • Q12
    The following diagram represents the anatomy of an earthquake. Which point represents the epicenter?
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    Point C
    Point A
    Point D
    Point B
  • Q13
    Which of the following is most likely to occur along the Ring of Fire?
    Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    Sinkholes and Landslides
    Salt Water Intrusion and Acid Rain
    Flooding and Groundwater Pollution
  • Q14
    How have Earth forces altered the Appalachian Mountains since their formation?
    That have moved closer to the coast
    They have been eroded by wind and water
    They have expanded in size
    They have become volcanically active
  • Q15
    Which hazard is generally not associated with a volcanic eruption?
    Lava Flow

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