What is Continental Collision?


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The Earth's crust is not a single piece of rock. Instead, it is made up of several _________ that move around the globe.

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1. Tectonic plates move around the Earth because of the moving ______. This layer of the Earth is located directly below the crust.

2. This image depicts _____________, which often leads to the formation of ______________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Continental collisions are an essential component of Earth's geological processes, responsible for the current face of the Earth as we know it. This assessment will go over important facts about continental collisions. The quiz questions will test you on points from the lesson, such as the processes involved in continental collisions and examples of the effects of these collisions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The composition of the Earth's crust
  • The reason the Earth's layer right below the crust moves around
  • Identifying geological processes from specific images
  • Reasons for specific occurrences during continental collisions
  • Examples of mountain ranges caused by continental collisions

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the specifics and characteristics of continental collisions, including the relevant geological features of the Earth and examples of continental collisions
  • Making connections - drawing from your understanding of the lesson, make the connections between different geological features of the Earth, the processes involved in continental collisions, and the resulting geographical composition of the Earth
  • Knowledge application - use the information found in the attached lesson to identify specific features of continental collisions, components of the geological make-up of the Earth, and mountains ranges caused by continental collisions

Additional Learning

To learn more about continental collisions, review the corresponding lesson called What is Continental Collision? This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The Earth's geological features
  • How and why continents collide
  • The effects of continental collisions
  • Examples of continental collisions on the Earth's surface
  • Names of several tectonic plates that are slowly colliding