Plate Tectonics: Theory & Definition

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Why is plate tectonics a unifying theory in geology?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. At what type of plate boundary does subduction occur?

2. What is the name for circulation of hot rocks in the mantle?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of plate tectonic theory. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the reason plate tectonics is a unifying theory in geology and the type of plate boundary at which subduction occurs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Reasons for plate tectonics being a unifying theory
  • Name for the circulation of hot rocks in the mantle
  • How the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau were formed
  • The Mid-Atlantic Range

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about plate tectonics
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main terms based on provided definitions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding plate tectonics and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the theory of how the earth's crust moves, review the corresponding lesson titled Plate Tectonics: Theory & Definition. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what plate tectonics involve and its unifying nature
  • Know the two main types of lithosphere and their composition
  • Appreciate the layer below the lithosphere and its characteristics
  • Understand how rocks move by mantle convection and where they occur
Support