Locating Igneous Rocks: The Relationship Between Igneous Rocks & Tectonic Plates


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What is the name of the theory that states that the earth's crust is broken up into plates?

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1. Which of the following statements concerning tectonic plates is FALSE?

2. What can happen in areas where tectonic plates diverge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and printable worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of igneous rocks and their formation. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know what tectonic plates are and theories about them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help assess your knowledge of:

  • Tectonic plates
  • Theory related to tectonic plates
  • Area where plates are pushed under other plates
  • Igneous rocks

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combo can help students test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding tectonic plates
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about igneous rocks in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the location of igneous rocks

Additional Learning

To learn more about these rocks, review the lesson called Locating Igneous Rocks: The Relationship Between Igneous Rocks & Tectonic Plates. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify properties of igneous rocks
  • Understand the theory related to tectonic plates
  • Learn about diverging tectonic plates and igneous rocks
  • Compare and contrast converging and diverging igneous rocks
  • Define tectonic plates