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BrainPop Plate Tectonics

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

 1. 

What is Pangea?
a.
one of the Earth’s tectonic plates
c.
another name for Antarctica
b.
a super-continent that existed over 200 million years ago
 

 2. 

What is plate tectonics?
a.
a theory about the movement of the continents
c.
a new way to wash dishes
b.
a theory about the origin of Earth
 

 3. 

What kind of plates are involved in the plate tectonics theory?
a.
thck slabs of snow that accumulate on mountains
c.
small pieces of ocean crust that do not move
b.
thick, shifting slabs of the Earth’s crust
 

 4. 

How much does the average continent move each year?
a.
several hundred kilometers
c.
several centimeters
b.
a few hundred meters
 

 5. 

Which type of plate boundary involves two plates moving TOWARD one another?
a.
divergent boundary
c.
convergent boundary
b.
transform boundary
 

 6. 

Which type of boundary involves two plates moving away from each other?
a.
divergent boundary
c.
convergent boundary
b.
transform boundary
 

 7. 

Which type of plate boundary involves two plates sliding alongside each other?
a.
convergent boundary
c.
transform boundary
b.
divergent boundary
 

 8. 

What process can explain why we see fossils of the same prehistoric animals on different continents?
a.
hotspot formation
c.
continental drift
b.
continental evolution
 

 9. 

What is another major piece of evidence that supports the theory of plate tectonics?
a.
South America and Africa seem to fit together like a puzzle
c.
there is no evidence, plate tectonics is just a theory
b.
you can feel the continents move under your feet
 

 10. 

What can be found directly under the plates of the Earth’s crust?
a.
mostly water
c.
mostly granite
b.
a soft mantle (the asthenosphere)
 



 
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