Name:     ID: 
 
Email: 

Plates and Earth's Movements

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

 1. 

To which of the two main groups of planets does Earth belong?
a.
the outer planets
c.
the terrestrial planets
b.
the gas giants
d.
the interior planets
 

 2. 

What holds a galaxy together?
a.
stars
c.
brightness
b.
gravity
d.
dust
 

 3. 

Why is Venus the hottest planet?
a.
it has no atmosphere.
b.
The planet’s fast period of rotation.
c.
The planet’s retrograde spin on its axis.
d.
The greenhouse effect of its atmosphere.
 

 4. 

The length of a year on Earth is determined by Earth's
a.
rotation.
c.
revolution.
b.
axis tilt.
d.
gravitational pull.
 

 5. 

How often do tides rise and fall?
a.
once a day
c.
every 14 days
b.
about every 6 hours
d.
every 24 h, 50 m
 

 6. 

Which is a result of the tilt of Earth's axis?
a.
months
c.
days
b.
seasons
d.
years
 

 7. 

Why does it get dark at night?
a.
the Moon comes between the Earth and Sun
c.
our side of the Earth rotates away from the Sun
b.
the Sun goes behind the Earth
 

 8. 

Summer occurs on the hemisphere of Earth that is ____.
a.
tilted toward the Sun
c.
tilted away from the Sun
b.
turned toward the Sun
d.
turned away from the Sun
 

 9. 

Each year, Earth moves once around
a.
Mars.
c.
Venus.
b.
the Moon.
d.
the Sun.
 

 10. 

The order of the layers of the Earth from the surface to the center is:
a.
lithosphere, mesosphere, outer core, inner core
b.
lithosphere, mantle, outer core, inner core
c.
mesosphere, outer core, inner core, lithosphere
d.
lithosphere, mesosphere, inner core, outer core
 

 11. 

The largest layer of Earth is the
a.
crust.
c.
mantle.
b.
meridian.
d.
core.
 

 12. 

What is the liquid layer of the Earth’s core called?
a.
lithosphere
c.
inner core
b.
mesosphere
d.
outer core
 

 13. 

Wegener thought that all the continents were once together in one large continent called
a.
Gondwana.
c.
Eurasia.
b.
Laurasia.
d.
Pangaea.
 

 14. 

What happens at mid-ocean ridges?
a.
strike-slip faults
c.
sea-floor spreading
b.
magnetic reversal
d.
earthquakes
 

 15. 

New oceanic crust forms as a result of
a.
sea-floor spreading.
c.
reverse polarity.
b.
normal polarity.
d.
continental drift.
 

 16. 

Most earthquakes happen at the edges of
a.
tectonic plates.
c.
earthquake zones.
b.
elastic deformations.
d.
shear waves.
 

 17. 

What type of boundary is formed when plates divide?
a.
convergent
c.
divergent
b.
horizontal
d.
transform
 

 18. 

At what kind of boundary do two plates collide or crash together?
a.
convergent boundary
c.
transform boundary
b.
divergent boundary
 

 19. 

What kind of boundary is found at the mid-ocean ridge?
a.
convergent
c.
transform
b.
divergent
 

 20. 

What kind of boundary forms mountains?
a.
convergent
c.
transform
b.
divergent
 



 
         Start Over