Transform Boundary: Definition, Facts & Examples


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Which of the following describes a transform boundary?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a transform boundary?

2. How much closer together will San Francisco and Los Angeles be three years from now?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your understanding of transform boundaries using this quiz and worksheet. To pass the quiz, you'll need to be able to identify specific transform boundaries and what can occur when plates at these boundaries move.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What a transform boundary is
  • The San Andreas Fault
  • What results when two plates move at a transform boundary
  • The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the terms used in the transform boundaries lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding transform boundaries and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tectonic plates

Additional Learning

To discover more about this topic and view helpful images, study the lesson called Transform Boundary: Definition, Facts & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define tectonic plates
  • Explain the movement of a transform boundary
  • Identify some transform boundaries
  • Explain the changes that occur to the surface of the earth when a transform boundary moves