Transform Fault: Definition & Characteristics


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Where do you find transform faults?

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1. What happens at mid-ocean ridges?

2. Which statement about transform faults is NOT correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet test your knowledge of transform faults. Be prepared to answer questions about mid-ocean ridges.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be quizzed on the following key topics:

  • Where transform faults are found
  • What occurs at mid-ocean ridges
  • Examples of transform faults

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet also allow you practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the characteristics of a transform fault
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts about transform faults to identify them
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where different transform faults are located

Additional Learning

To obtain more info on the movement of the Earth and what's happening under the crust, review the accompanying lesson title Transformation Fault: Definition & Lesson. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Identify areas where there is a transform fault
  • Explain the events that occur at a mid-ocean ridge
  • Explain what happens at the San Andreas Fault
  • Define conservative boundaries