Theory and Evidence of Continental Drift


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Advancement in what technology led to the discovery of seafloor spreading?

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1. What is the term given to the landform at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean that indicates seafloor spreading?

2. Which of these was NOT used by Wegener to justify his ideas on continental drift?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will examine your knowledge of the features of continental drift, including the history of the theory and concepts related to it. We provide engaging, multiple-choice questions as a self-assessment for you to use about this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz verifies your knowledge about:

  • The discovery of the spreading seafloor
  • Landform at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean
  • Wegener's justifications for his continental drift theories
  • Name of the first super continent
  • Youngest rock at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean

Skills Practiced

You will test such skills as:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information about the landscape of the Atlantic Ocean floor and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding historical discoveries made by researchers related to continental drift
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Wegener's ideas

Additional Learning

You can read more about this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Theory and Evidence of Continental Drift. It will let you:

  • Consider what maps tell us about this subject
  • Examine information about large supercontinents of the past
  • See how top secret government agencies are involved in charting ocean topography