Science Quiz / Plate Tectonics Theory II

Random Science Quiz

Can you name the Plate Tectonics Theory II

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

Forced Order
Score 0/31 Timer 20:00
dating of magnetic anomalies in the crust of the sea floor
a partial australopithecine
example of Oceanic-continental Convergent
a plate of lithosphere slides down a gently inclined surface of asthenosphere
laser beams from a station on one plate are bounced off a satellite and returned to a station on a different plate
tectonically inactive
move as individual units, and interactions between them occur along their edges
a tongue of cold, dense lithosphere sinks into the mantle and drags the rest of the plate behind it
determine absolute motion
where two plates collide and the leading edge of one plate is subducted beneath the margin of the other plate and eventually incorporated into the asthenosphere
longest mountain range
magma rising at a spreading center exerts enough pressure to push the plates of lithosphere apart
example of Oceanic-oceanic Convergent
youngest volcanic island
highest peak
a trail of extinct and progressively older volcanoes
occur along fractures in the seafloor, know as transform faults, where plates slid laterally past each other, roughly parallel to the direction of plate movement
choosy female
hypothesis of J. Tuzo Wilson, early 1970s
example of Continental-continental Convergent
flat-topped submerged former volcano
places where crust is extended, thinned, and fractured as magma rises to the surface
lack of earthquakes, volcanoes, young mountain ranges
locations where stationary columns of magma, originating deep within the mantle, slowly rise and form volcanoes
spreading ridges occur where plates are separating and new oceanic lithosphere is forming
example of Continental divergent
example of Oceanic divergent
highest mountain
example of Transform Plate Boundary
characterized by deformation, volcanism, mountain building, metamorphism, earthquake activity, and important mineral deposits
Supercontinent Cycle Hypothesis

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments


Top Quizzes Today

Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.