What is Pangaea? - Theory & Definition - Quiz & Worksheet


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How does the formation of the Ural Mountains prove the idea of supercontinents?

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1. Why did it matter that tropical plant fossils were found in Antarctica?

2. What do we know about the continents we have today?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the theory of Pangaea. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the most recent supercontinent to assemble.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of a supercontinent
  • Details about the continent Gondwana
  • Effect of plate tectonics on current continents

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the theory of Pangaea
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the composition of Gondwana
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the origin of the Earth's present day continents

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the theory of Pangaea. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the early evidence that supported the concept of continental drift
  • Understand the characteristics of supercontinents
  • Recognize the composition of Pangaea and its eventual divisions