Oceanic Ridge System: Formation & Distribution


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Which of the following is NOT true of the oceanic ridge system?

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1. Which term describes the deformation of the earth's crust due to the movement of plates?

2. Which of the following describes the zone of mantle that consists of semisolid rock that is very hot and deformable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of the oceanic ridge system. Topics you'll need to know in order to pass the quiz include the movement of plates and the formation of ridges.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The characteristics of the oceanic ridge system
  • The deformation of the earth's crust due to the movement of the plates
  • The zone of mantle that consists of semisolid rock which is hot and deformable
  • How ridges form in the ocean
  • The outermost shell of the Earth

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the oceanic ridge system in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Earth's outermost shell
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a term that refers to the deformation of the Earth's crust and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a zone of mantle that is deformable

Additional Learning

Learn more about these and other topics in the lesson titled Oceanic Ridge System: Formation & Distribution. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understanding tectonic activity
  • Identify the lithosphere
  • Describe tectonic plates
  • Define the asthenosphere