Lesson Worksheet: Plate Tectonics Theory Geology
In this worksheet, we will practice explaining the concepts of plate tectonics theory and comparing between the three types of plate boundaries: convergent, divergent, and transform.
True or False: Divergent plate boundaries are destructive and convergent plate boundaries are constructive.
At an oceanic–continental convergent plate boundary, why does the oceanic plate always get subducted?
- ABecause it is hotter
- BBecause it is denser
- CBecause it is lighter
- DBecause it is more rigid
- EBecause it is more felsic
True or False: Earth’s surface consists of multiple large lithospheric plates that are either oceanic or continental.
True or False: Divergent, convergent, and transform are all types of tectonic plate boundaries.
True or False: At divergent plate boundaries, plates are moving toward each other.
Which of the following best describes convergent plate movement?
- APlates that are stationary
- BPlates moving toward each other
- CPlates moving away from each other
- DPlates moving alongside each other in the same direction
- EPlates moving alongside each other in opposite directions
True or False: Oceanic plates are composed of sima layers, which are dense and basaltic.
Which process occurs at divergent plate boundaries?
- ASeafloor spreading
- BSeafloor contraction
- CPlate destruction
- DPlate subduction
- EVolcanic arc formation
Which geological feature can be found at a convergent plate boundary?
- AFold mountains
- BVolcanic island arc
- DOceanic trench
- EAll of the answers are correct.
True or False: No subduction happens at transform plate boundaries.