Evidence for the Mechanism of Continental Drift - Quiz & Worksheet


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What was the main discovery when people began mapping the ocean floor after World War II?

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1. What discovery was NOT made from mapping the ocean floor?

2. When scientists found identical patterns on either side of the mid-ocean ridge, what did they deduce?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in these assessments will ask you about important moments in history related to continental drift theories. Each question will give you a single detail about these moments and you will be required to recall the rest.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following discoveries:

  • What was found due to mapping the ocean floor
  • Plates of the Earth's crust
  • Seafloor spreading
  • Magnetic reversals

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related continental drift lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the importance of discovering seafloor spreading and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the plates of the Earth's crust
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the discoveries that resulted from mapping the ocean floor

Additional Learning

Before or after you finish the quiz, make sure to explore our related lesson. This lesson, called Evidence for the Mechanism of Continental Drift, covers the following topics:

  • Explaining the mystery of drifting continents
  • What scientists have done to explain the mystery
  • The various theories of continental drift
  • Details of the mapping of the ocean floor and its revelations