A2 Geography Tectonics Quiz!!

Basically this is a quiz, for 'Option 1' of the Physical Options for A2 Geography. This is about plate tectonics as well as vulcanicity and seismicity. 

In some of the answers, i have made up a few of the (wrong) answers so if you've never heard of them then don't worry, they probably have nothing to do with geography!!

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Who created the theory of continental drift and the subsequent theory of plate tectonics?
Alfred Wegener
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The theory of plate tectonics is based on the idea of the continents drifting over the surface of the earth. True or False?
True
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What is the name given to the theory that the earth is fixed and now cooling and therefore contracting, causing the cracks in the earth's surface?
The Rigid Earth Theory
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What is said to be the cause of the continental drift?
Convection Currents
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What is NOT a piece of evidence supporting continental drift?
The Ring of Fire
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At a Conservative plate boundary, what landforms am I likely to find?
Transform faults, Ocean Ridges
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At a Destructive plate boundary, where an oceanic plate meets a continental plate or two oceanic plates meet, what landfroms am I likely to find?
Volcanic islands and arcs, Oceanic trench
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At a Constructive plate boundary, what landforms am I likely to find?
Rift Valleys, oceanic ridges, hot spots, island arcs
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At a destructive plate boundary, where two continetal plate boundaries meet, what landforms am I likely to find?
Fold Mountains
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Hot spots are caused by concentrated solar radiation hitting the earths surface at various points, heating the area rapidly. True or false?
False
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The management, preparation and prediction of a volcano within a country can determine how hazardous the volcano is. True or False?
True
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The location of the Volcano, in terms of its proximity to population centres, its plate margin and the devleopement of the country determine how hazardous the volcano is. True or False?
True
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The scale of the eruption (its magnitude and its frequency) can determine how hazardous a volcano is. True or False?
True
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What is the name given to the point directly above the initial break in the earth during an earthquake?
Epicentre
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What is the name given to the break in the rock that occurs during an earthquake?
Fault
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It is the release of energy from the break in the distorted rock that causes an earthquake. True or False?
True
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The Richter scale is used to measure earthquakes and is based on powers of ten. True or false?
True
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Due to the destruction seen following the Haiti earthquake, there have been new developments in the construction of buildings in earthquake-prone zones, to make them "life-saving". True or False?
True
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Why do aftershocks occur?
Due to the readjustment of position of the rock
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Human activity can cause earthquakes to occur. True or False?
True
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The theory of plate tectonics is based on the idea of the continents drifting over the surface of the earth. True or False?

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True

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What is the name given to the theory that the earth is fixed and now cooling and therefore contracting, causing the cracks in the earth's surface?

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What is said to be the cause of the continental drift?

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What is NOT a piece of evidence supporting continental drift?

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fiona

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very good thank you

Stuart McCullagh

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As a geographer and a geologist I disagree with a couple of questions, Question 2 for a start, the theory of plate tectonics is to do with the convection currents in the mantle driving the plates, not just the plates 'drifting' about. Types of volcano, I have heard of cinder cone volcano, I have also heard of fissure eruptions but not fissure volcanoes. Question 27 is also not very clear, what do you mean by scale, that could mean richter scale, or the scale of urbanisation in the area(Different from level of development). 

Jonah Hebron

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some of these questions are terrible..

Emily

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Yes some of the answers to these questions are wrong; especially question 2 which is explaining the theory of continental drift not plate tectonics, otherwise it's good to answer and see what I can remember about some of the topics, thanks :)

Alex

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Very good although i disagree with 

Question 2

12 - hot spots are natural occurances due to increased levels of radiation in the earth, nothing to do with consturvtive boundaries

15- you could argue a cone is a type of volcano, you get cinder cones etc -Stuart definition of a volcano,  An opening in the earth's crust through which molten lava, ash, and gases are ejected. therefore i would argue that a fissure eruption is a type of volcano(it's a major extrusive feature although the smallest and possibly gentlest of all) though agree with you overall the question is wrong

Alex

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Very good although i disagree with 

Question 2

12 - hot spots are natural occurances due to increased levels of radiation in the earth, nothing to do with consturvtive boundaries

15- you could argue a cone is a type of volcano, you get cinder cones etc -Stuart definition of a volcano,  An opening in the earth's crust through which molten lava, ash, and gases are ejected. therefore i would argue that a fissure eruption is a type of volcano(it's a major extrusive feature although the smallest and possibly gentlest of all) though agree with you overall the question is wrong

Adele

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As the same as everyone else Question Two IS Plate Tectonics Theory

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