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Subduction Zone: Definition, Location & Example

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Why does an oceanic plate subduct beneath a continental plate?

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1. At which kind of tectonic plate boundary do subduction zones form?

2. What makes a continental plate continental?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combination to test your knowledge of subduction zones. Assessed information includes examples of this phenomena and other information discussed in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Reason subduction occurs beneath continental plates
  • Location of subduction zones formation
  • Continental plate categorization
  • Examples of subduction zones
  • Plate boundary subduction zones not leading to trenches

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced by students include:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the formation of subduction zones
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of subduction zones
  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the geography lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about subduction zones, review the accompanying lesson called Subduction Zone: Definition, Location & Example. Objectives covered include:

  • Define tectonic plates, crust, and subduction zones
  • Know the two type of subduction zones and supply examples
  • Differentiate between continental and oceanic plates
  • Describe the results of oceanic convergence
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