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Plate Tectonics Review Guide
*Topics on test: Continental Drift, Earth’s Layers, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes
1. What happens when….
a. 2 plates carrying oceanic crust collide_____________________________
b. plate carrying oceanic crust collides with a plate carrying continental crust ____________________
c. 2 plates carrying continental crust collide _______________________________________________
2. What is the difference between a seismograph and a seismogram?
3. Explain, in detail, how plate tectonics takes place.
4. How can the seafloor be recycled? (be specific and thorough)
5. Compare and contrast the three types of seismic waves and their traits.
6. How are volcanoes constructive?
7. What evidence led Wegener to believe in continental drift?
8. Describe the process of locating an earthquake’s epicenter using seismographic data.
9. Name three stress forces that cause deformation of Earth’s crust. Explain how each type of force
affects rock. Identify the type of fault that each force produces.
10. Compare and contrast a rift valley and a mid-ocean ridge.
11. You are a seismologist, identify the Richter and Mercalli scales. Recommend which you would
prefer to use and why.
12. What is the Ring of Fire and what is located there?
Be able to…
 Understand the plate boundaries and what occurs at each type.
 Explain the three types of faults (stresses and plate boundaries)
 Describe three different seismic waves and their characteristics
 Locate the epicenter of an earthquake,
 Identify layers of the Earth based on descriptions
 Explain how landforms change at plate boundaries
 Know where volcanoes most commonly are found
You are responsible for anything in your notes or related to activities
done it class!!! Don’t just study this sheet alone!!!