Plate Tectonics Practice Test Name: Date

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Plate Tectonics Practice Test
Name:_______________
Date:_________
Period:_________
1. Name 3 features each of continental and oceanic
crust:
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
__________
2. What are 2 main ways we can find out information
about our Earth?
A: poop and cryogenics
B: seismic waves and rock samples
C: calendars and earthquakes
D: thermometers and timescales
3. True or False (circle one): Tectonic Plates are
permanent and will NEVER go away.
4. There are _____ tectonic plates and they sit on top
of the ___________.
5. Who am I? -___________________________________
 I introduced the idea of plate tectonics and
Pangea
 I was often laughed at, because the idea that
they continents were once in another position
seemed silly at the time
 I first made my ideas about continental drift
public in 1912
6. Name three ways to prove Pangea existed
 _________________
 _________________
 _________________
7. Tectonic Plates move because of __________
________.
8. True or False? (circle one)- Tectonic plates NEVER
gap or overlap.
9. What are the 3 types of boundaries/ forces of
tectonic plates?
 _____________
 _____________
 _____________
10.Give examples of a continent-continent
convergent, divergent, and transform boundary. Give
examples of an oceanic-oceanic convergent and
divergent boundary.
______________________________________________________
11.What ring of active volcanoes is in the Pacific
Ocean? ____________________________!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12. Name 2 hotspots:
 ________________
 ________________
13. Identify the following types of volcanoes:
_______________________
______________________
_____________________
14. ***BONUS***
a) What is the rhyme for the 3 types of plate
boundaries? ___________________________
b) What is a dormant volcano, and what
Spanish word did it come from?
__________________________________
c) How did Alfred Wegener die?
__________________________________
ANSWER KEY COMING OUT ON
DECEMBER 5TH OR 6TH!
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