Mid-Ocean Ridge: Definition, Facts, Formation & Example


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What is not true of mid-ocean ridges?

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1. What type of rock is usually formed when magma hardens as part of the process of mid-ocean ridge formation?

2. Over 90% of mid-ocean ridges are underwater. Where is part of a mid-ocean ridge above water?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to understand the Earth's oceans, one much understand what the oceans sit on top of. Mid-ocean ridges fall into that category, and these questions will assess you on some important information on them. You'll be tested on the composition of mid-ocean ridges and different examples across the planet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • Characteristics of mid-ocean ridges
  • The rocky composition of these ridges
  • Above-water ridges
  • The spread of the East Pacific Rise
  • The food chain around hydrothermal vents

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - take the information you've remembered from the lesson and use it to answer the quiz questions on the characteristics and examples of mid-ocean ridges
  • Reading comprehension - use these questions to test your understanding of the characteristics of specific ridges, including their movement, location, and composition
  • Knowledge application - finally, use the information found in the lesson to answer questions on information related to mid-ocean ridges, such as hydrothermal vents and the food chain

Additional Learning

To learn more about mid-ocean ridges, review the corresponding lesson called Mid-Ocean Ridge: Definition, Facts, Formation & Example. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of mid-ocean ridges
  • How these ridges form
  • Location of notable ridges
  • Hydrothermal vents