Archipelago: Definition & Examples


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At its most basic, an archipelago is _____.

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1. The Hawaiian islands form an archipelago created by a hotspot. What's this mean?

2. Islands created at the boundary between two tectonic plates often align in what type of pattern?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about archipelagos. Take this multiple-choice quiz and answer questions on key points like a definition of an archipelago and an archipelago created by a hot spot.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be addressed on the worksheet/quiz:

  • Pattern when islands are created at the boundary between two tectonic plates
  • Major attributes of archipelagos
  • Force that created the Malay Archipelago

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define an archipelago
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of pattern islands align to when they are created at the boundary between two tectonic plates
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an archipelago created by a hot spot and the force that created the Malay Archipelago

Additional Learning

Read more about archipelagos with the lesson called Archipelago: Definition & Examples. You'll have the chance to cover the following topics as you go along:

  • Where the word 'archipelago' originates
  • Lo'ihi seamount near Hawaii
  • How Japan, the Philippines, and the Aleutian Islands formed
  • Archipelagos that formed after the last Ice Age