African Tectonic Plate: Facts & Movement


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What plate boundary is associated with mid-ocean ridges?

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1. What is the name of the valley where a new tectonic plate boundary is forming?

2. What is the name for when one plate dives below the other?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to improve your understanding of the African tectonic plate--one of the major tectonic plates on Earth. The questions will assess you on information you can find in the corresponding lesson. Some of the points you'll be tested on include different types of plates and relevant geological features in Africa.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The type of plate boundary associated with mid-ocean ridges
  • The valley in Africa where a new boundary is forming
  • The term for a plate going beneath another plate
  • Type of boundary on the southern edge of the African plate
  • Terms related to crust surrounded by faults

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to test your recollection of the lesson's main points on the African tectonic plates and relevant geology
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you can understand the terms and processes relevant to tectonic plates and how they manifest in the African tectonic plate specifically
  • Knowledge application - utilize the information you've gained from the lesson to answer the assessment questions on the geological characteristics of the African tectonic plate

Additional Learning

Go over more facts on this subject with the associated lesson called African Tectonic Plate: Facts & Movement. This geology lesson covers:

  • An overview of tectonic plates
  • The African plate and its boundaries
  • The mid-ocean ridge
  • How the African plate moves