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Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

The youngest rocks on the ocean floor are found where?
a.
near continents
c.
near convergent boundaries
b.
at mid-ocean ridges
d.
at transform boundaries
 

 2. 

The scientific name for the crust is
a.
asthenosphere
c.
continents
b.
core
d.
lithosphere
 

 3. 

The plates of the lithosphere float on the
a.
crust
c.
core
b.
asthenosphere
d.
continents
 

 4. 

Plates divide at what kind of boundary?
a.
convergent
c.
transform
b.
divergent
d.
normal
 

 5. 

Plates slide past each other at what kind of boundary?
a.
subduction zones
c.
divergent boundaries
b.
convergent boundaries
d.
transform boundaries
 

 6. 

What kind of boundaries collide or crash together?
a.
convergent
c.
transform
b.
divergent
d.
normal
 

 7. 

Alfred Wegener said that the Pangaea broke apart about how long ago?
a.
500 million years ago
c.
1 billion years ago
b.
250 million years ago
d.
2 billion years ago
 

 8. 

What really causes the tectonic plates to move?
a.
vertical currents
c.
convection currents
b.
ocean currents
 

 9. 

Which of these is a famous transform boundary?
a.
Appalachian Mountains
c.
Mid-Atlantic Ridge
b.
The Himalayan Mountains
d.
San Andreas Fault
 

 10. 

Most earthquakes happen
a.
near convergent boundaries
c.
near transform boundaries
b.
near divergent boundaries
 

 11. 

We measure the strength of earthquakes using the
a.
Mercalli scale
c.
the Richter scale
b.
the Wegener scale
d.
the treble scale
 

 12. 

Which is the thickest layer of the Earth?
a.
crust
c.
outer core
b.
mantle
d.
inner core
 

 13. 

Which earthquake waves cause the most damage?
a.
surface waves
c.
S-waves
b.
P-waves
d.
electromagnetic waves
 

 14. 

Subduction zones happen at what kind of boundary?
a.
convergent boundary
c.
transform boundary
b.
divergent boundary
 



 
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