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Divergent Boundary: Definition & Examples

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Which of the following describes a divergent boundary?

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1. Which of the following is a defining, necessary feature of a continental plate?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a divergent plate boundary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The divergent boundary is an important concept in geology. The short set of assessment questions tests your understanding of it as well as related geological terms and phenomena.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions, features, formations or timelines of:

  • Rift valleys
  • Oceanic formation
  • Continental plates
  • Divergent boundaries

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast divergent and convergent boundaries
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe divergent boundaries
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the features of continental plates, the formation of rift valleys, and the timeline of oceanic formation in the location of the East African rift

Additional Learning

The lesson called Divergent Boundary: Definition & Examples provides more information, along with several helpful images, about these geological concepts. The objectives include the following:

  • Define divergent boundary and understand its geological significance
  • Differentiate between oceanic and continental plates and understand the effects of each of their separations
  • Understand the examples of the Icelandic rift valley and the East African Rift
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