What is a plate?

Q1. The Earth’s lithosphere is divided into a number of major and minor tectonic plates. How many major tectonic plates are there?





Q2. The Earth’s lithosphere is divided into a number of major and minor tectonic plates. How many minor tectonic plates are there?





Q3. Which one of the tectonic plates below is NOT one of the major tectonic plates?





Q4. Name the tectonic plate on which the UK is situated





Q5. Name the process responsible for the formation of magma at mid ocean ridges





Q6. Which one of the following rock types forms the uppermost part of oceanic lithosphere?





Q7. Which one of the following statements does NOT apply to the lithosphere?





Q8. Which one of the following statements does NOT apply to the asthenosphere?





Q9. What is the average thickness of the oceanic crust?





Q10. Which two minerals make up the vast majority of the continental crust?





Q11. What is the average thickness of the continental crust?





Q12. Which of the following rock types is most representative of the average composition of the oceanic crust?





Q13. Which of the following rock types is most representative of the average composition of the continental crust?





Q14. Which one of the following statements does not apply to the mantle?





Q15. Which one of the following statements does not apply to lithospheric plates?