Major Plates of the Lithosphere: Earth's Tectonic Plates


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Which of the following theories asserts that earth's crust is broken up into plates?

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1. What are tectonic plates comprised of?

2. What makes the Pacific plate unique compared to other plates?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz tests you on terms related to tectonic plates and the lithosphere. Some questions also ask you to identify the characteristics of a particular tectonic plate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz explores your understanding of the following topics:

  • Term for the theory that the earth's crust is consists of separate plates
  • What tectonic plates are made up of
  • Geographic feature that separates the North American and Eurasian plates
  • Spatial proximity major tectonic plates

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding plate tectonics and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the makeup of tectonic plates
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different major plates

Additional Learning

The quiz is only one stop on your journey to master information related to tectonic plates and the lithosphere. After you're done, peruse the lesson, Major Plates of the Lithosphere: Earth's Tectonic Plates. This in-depth lesson covers these objectives:

  • Understanding the theory of plate tectonics
  • Exploring the layers of the earth
  • Detailing characteristics of the major tectonic plates