placeholder image to represent content

TEKS Grade 8 Science - 8.9 Diagnostic - Earth Structure

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 8
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Feel free to use or edit a copy

includes Teacher and Student dashboards

Measures 3 skills from
Grade 8
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

8.9a
8.9b
8.9c

Track each student's skills and progress in your Mastery dashboards

With a free account, teachers can
  • edit the questions
  • save a copy for later
  • start a class game
  • automatically assign follow-up activities based on students’ scores
  • assign as homework
  • share a link with colleagues
  • print as a bubble sheet

Our brand new solo games combine with your quiz, on the same screen

Correct quiz answers unlock more play!

New Quizalize solo game modes
10 questions
Show answers
  • Q1
    Scientists recently discovered that rocks collected from the Franklin Mountains in West Texas and rocks collected from mountains in eastern Antarctica were exactly the same age. Further research showed that the rocks were chemically and geologically the same and came from the same magma source. This discovery provides evidence of —
    plate tectonics
    glacial melting
    coastal erosion
    ocean currents
    30s
    8.9a
  • Q2
    Which landform or landforms can be created from a Convergent Boundary?
    Mid-Ocean Ridge
    Seafloor Spreading
    Mountains
    Earthquakes
    30s
    8.9a
  • Q3
    What do you called the entire lithosphere of the Earth that is broken into numerous segments?
    core
    plates
    mantle
    crust
    30s
    8.9a
  • Q4
    The image shows a plate boundary. Arrows have been added to indicate the movement of the plates. What plate boundary feature is also shown?
    Question Image
    A volcano formed by an active transform boundary
    A valley forming at an active divergent boundary
    A fault forming at an active transform boundary
    A ridge formed by an inactive convergent boundary
    30s
    8.9b
  • Q5
    The map shows some of Earth’s plate tectonic boundaries. Based on the map, volcanic activity would most likely be found at —
    Question Image
    Location Y
    Location Z
    Location X
    Location W
    30s
    8.9b
  • Q6
    A mid-ocean ridge separates the Pacific plate and the Nazca plate off the western coast of South America. Which statement best describes the relative motions of the Pacific and Nazca plates?
    Question Image
    The Pacific and Nazca plates are both moving to the east
    The Pacific plate is moving to the west, and the Nazca plate is moving to the east.
    The Pacific and Nazca plates are both moving to the west.
    The Pacific plate is moving to the east, and the Nazca plate is moving to the west.
    30s
    8.9b
  • Q7
    Scientists recently discovered that rocks collected from the Franklin Mountains in West Texas and rocks collected from mountains in eastern Antarctica were exactly the same age. Further research showed that the rocks were chemically and geologically the same and came from the same magma source. This discovery provides evidence of —
    glacial melting
    ocean currents
    coastal erosion
    plate tectonics
    30s
    8.9b
  • Q8
    The satellite photograph below shows a large meteorite crater that is 1200 m in diameter and 170 m deep. This crater is located in a flat, arid part of northeastern Arizona. How will this crater most likely change over time?
    Question Image
    It will widen as it fills with lava.
    It will rise up like a volcanic crater.
    It will get deeper as it fills with water
    It will become less deep as the rim erodes
    30s
    8.9c
  • Q9
    A section of a topographic map is shown below. What is the difference in elevation in meters between Point X and Point Y on the map? Be sure to use the correct place value.
    Question Image
    360
    250
    110
    300
    30s
    8.9c
  • Q10
    The satellite photo below shows San Francisco, California, which has many miles of coastline and an inland bay. Which area of the coastline has most likely experienced the greatest effect of erosion from waves over hundreds of years?
    Question Image
    Area S
    Area P
    Area N
    Area T
    30s
    8.9c

Teachers give this quiz to your class