Subduction: Definition & Process


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A subduction zone occurs at what type of plate boundary?

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1. Which type of crust is the densest?

2. Which of the following occurs at subduction zones?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Subduction is an important concept in geology, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its effects and related principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Plate boundaries
  • Crust density
  • Occurrence(s) at subduction zones
  • Recycling of the Earth's crust
  • Subduction zone exemplified

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of crust
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding subduction zones
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the process of subduction

Additional Learning

To learn more about subduction in geology, review the accompanying lesson called Subduction: Definition & Process. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define subduction and lithosphere
  • Tell what a subduction zone is
  • Know what convergent tectonic plate boundaries are
  • Understand what occurs in the process of subduction
  • Explain the relationship between subduction and volcanoes