Continental Rise: Definition & Facts


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

question 1 of 3

What is not true of the continental rise?

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. From the shore to the ocean floor, what is the order of the three parts of the continental margin?

2. The continental rise is an area where sediments accumulate from a number of places. Where are the sediments not coming from?

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

Assess your comprehension of continental rise with these study tools. You'll answer questions on things like the characteristics of continental rise and the order of continental margin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Determine how well you know how to:

  • Identify where sediments do not come from
  • Recognize the amount of sediment that appears at the continental rises
  • Assess the uniqueness of those sediments

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of continental rise and how it is connected to sediments
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of continental rise and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the order of continental margin

Additional Learning

Discover more about this subject via the lesson entitled Continental Rise: Definition & Facts, which will adhere to the following goals:

  • Explain sediments
  • Define continental rise
  • Understand continental margin and continental shelf
  • Identify continental slope and continental shelf break
  • Explain submarine canyons
  • Recognize how continental rise forms