Plate Tectonic Theory
Plate Boundaries
Earthquakes, Mountains, and Volcanoes
Extra Vocab
Mystery Box
100

Alfred Wegner proposed that all the continents were once part of a super continent called this.

What is Pangaea?

100

This type of plate boundary


What is a transform plate boundary?

100

These geological events occur at transform plate boundaries.

What are earthquakes?

100

The crust and the upper portion of the mantle.

What is the lithosphere?

100

This is the number of students in this class.

200

The hypothesis that continents have slowly moved to their current locations is called this.

What is continental drift?

200

This type of plate boundary can create mid-ocean ridges.

What is a divergent plate boundary?

200

This specific type of plate boundary creates some of the largest mountain ranges in the world.

What are continental-continental convergent plate boundaries?

200

This represents the strength of an earthquake.

What is the magnitude?

200

This is the highest grossing movie of all-time.

What is Avengers: Endgame?

300

This technology provided important evidence for the theory by studying the ocean floor.

What is SONAR?

300

This type of plate boundary.


What is a convergent plate boundary?

300

These volcanoes can occur in the middle of a plate, rather than the plate boundary.

What are hot spot volcanoes?

300

Magma that has reached the earth's surface.

What is lava?

300

This athlete has the most Olympic medals of all time.

Who is Michael Phelps?

400

These are huge, moving slabs of rock that make up the earth's surface.

What are Tectonic Plates?

400

The process of one plate sliding under another and back into the mantle.

What is subduction?

400

The break in a rock that causes an earthquake is known as this.

What is a fault?

400

The area on the surface above where an earthquake starts.

What is the epicentre?

400

This is the worlds most popular language.

What is Mandarin?

500

The circulation of magma caused by temperature differences in the mantle.

What is convection?

500

The process of new material forcing older material aside, causing plates to move apart.

What is ridge push?

500

Volcanic island arcs occur at this specific type of plate boundary.

What is an oceanic-oceanic convergent plate boundary?

500

These carry the energy of an earthquake and are labelled P, S, and L.

What are seismic waves?

500

This is the largest company in the world.

What is Walmart?

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