Convergent Boundary: Definition, Facts & Examples


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Which of the following describes a convergent boundary?

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1. When an oceanic and a continental plate meet, a _____ is formed on the oceanic side, and ______ are formed on the continental side.

2. Which of the following is a defining feature of an oceanic plate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help check your understanding of convergent boundaries and the characteristics they possess. You will be quizzed on how convergent boundaries happen, as well as terms like tectonic plates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Definition of convergent boundaries
  • How convergent boundaries form
  • Examples of convergent boundaries

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet help students practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve boundary practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding convergent boundaries
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as tectonic plates

Additional Learning

To learn more about convergent boundaries, review the corresponding lesson Convergent Boundary: Definition, Facts & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine the difference between ocean plates and continental plates
  • Identify tectonic plates
  • Show examples of convergent boundaries
  • Distinguish characteristics of ocean plates
  • Define subduction