Physics Module 1 Quiz

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  • Created on: 16-04-14 13:01

1. Briefly explain Wegener's theory of continental drift.

  • About 1 million years ago there had been ONE continent (Pangaea) and one day it combusted and broke off into mini islands.
  • About 300 million years ago there had been ONE continent (Panantas) and over time it melted into the ocean and created other islands.
  • About 300 million years ago there had been ONE continent (Pangaea) and over time it broke up into smaller chunks and spread out.
  • About 250 million years ago there had been TWO continents (Pangaea and Samantes) and over time it's spread out.
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2. How are the Himalayas being formed?

  • A pull between two plates.
  • Folds in the plates.
  • By India crashing into the Eurasian plate.
  • By plates moving away from each other.

3. What causes tectonic plates to drift?

  • Lava.
  • Convection currents.
  • Magma.
  • Ocean waves.

4. Give three reasons why Wegener's theory was rejected at first.

  • His theory couldn't explain things that the 'land bridge' theory could, his explanation of how the 'drifting' happened was convincing, and he wasn't a geologist.
  • His theory couldn't explain things that the 'land bridge' theory could, his explanation of how the 'drifting' happened wasn't convincing, and he was a meteorologist (not a geologist).
  • His theory could explain things that the 'land bridge' theory could, his explanation of how the 'drifting' happened wasn't convincing, and he wasn't a geologist.
  • His theory couldn't explain things that the 'land bridge' theory could, his explanation of how the 'drifting' happened wasn't convincing, and he was a geologist.

5. Where do most earthquakes and volcanoes occur?

  • Away from the plates.
  • Near the edges of the plates.
  • Plate ridges.
  • Near the middle of the plates.

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