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# Plate boundary Unit Assessment

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Plate boundary Unit Assessment

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On Shaky Ground Unit Assessment

Name____________________________Date__________________________________ Class __________________________Teacher_________________________________

Overview

In the “On Shaky Ground” unit you have focused your inquiry on comparing divergent,

convergent, and transform boundaries. In this assessment you will use the same skills to compare and contrast different types of convergent boundaries. For example, are the

earthquake patterns for oceanic-continental convergent boundaries the same as those for oceanic-oceanic convergent boundaries or for continental-continental convergent boundaries?

Part A: How do convergent boundaries compare?

A1. What similarities in earthquake patterns might you expect to find between oceanic-

continental, oceanic-oceanic, and continental-continental convergent boundaries? What

are you basing your hypothesis on?

A2. What differences in earthquake patterns might you expect to find between oceanic-

continental, oceanic-oceanic, and continental-continental convergent boundaries? What

are you basing your hypothesis on?

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Part B: Analyze Data

Look at the map to answer the following questions.

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B1. Next to each picture on the next page summarize the data and describe the patterns of earthquakes along each boundary.

B2. Describe and label each picture with the type of convergent boundary (continental-continental, continental-oceanic, oceanic-oceanic) and the letter it corresponds to with the map above.

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Part C: Conclusions

C1. Compare the magnitude, depth and location of earthquake epicenters along the

convergent boundaries by completing the table below:

Magnitude Depth Location

small to medium, ((shallow, (On the boundary.

OR medium to, Shallow to medium, More on one side of

large) OR boundary then the

Shallow to deep) other, OR

scattered etc.)

Continental-Continental

convergent boundary

Continental- oceanic

convergent boundary

Oceanic- Oceanic

convergent boundary

C2. Draw a sketch of the different convergent boundaries. Draw and label the location of the earthquakes along the convergent boundaries.

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C3. Explain how the process along each type of boundary helps describe the patterns you

see with the data.

C4. Look at the data for location C on the map. Predict the likelihood of big earthquakes (magnitude greater than 6.5) occurring there within the next 50 years. Explain your reasoning.

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