Plate Tectonics & Topographic Maps
Exit Ticket, STAAR Review 8.9 BC April 27, 2017
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1. Volcanoes in the Caribbean
The map above shows the location of four active volcanoes in the Caribbean Sea. What do these volcanoes indicate about plate tectonics in the region?
The volcanoes form an island arc, indicating a converging plate boundary.
The volcanoes form a line, indicating a divergent plate boundary.
Two plates are moving past each other, causing faulting and magma formation
Two plates are moving apart, creating new seafloor
2. A mid-ocean ridge separates the Pacific plate and Nazca plate off the western coast of South America.
Which statement best describes the relative motions of the Pacific and Nazca plates?
The Pacific and Nazca plates are both moving to the east.
The Pacific and Nazca plates are both moving to the west.
The Pacific plate is moving to the west, and the Nazca plate is moving to the east.
The Pacific plate is moving to the east, and the Nazca plate is moving to the west.
Use the topographic map below to answer, questions 3 and 4.
3. What is the elevation at point Z?
4. Mill River generally flows toward the ...
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