Tectonic Plates Map Quiz

Fill in the map of the world's major tectonic plates by correctly guessing each plate highlighted in blue.
These are the 15 major plates, as defined by Wikipedia
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Quiz by Nikhaz
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Last updated: July 1, 2019
First submittedJune 13, 2019
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Select Tectonic Plate
African
Antarctic
Arabian
Australian
Caribbean
Cocos
Eurasian
Filipino
Indian
Juan de Fuca
Nazca
North American
Pacific
Scotia
South American
This Tectonic Plate is:
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Level 75
Feb 6, 2021
If you enjoyed this, take this featured tectonic plates quiz by user MiracleMax!!!
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Level 61
Jun 13, 2019
Awesome quiz 👌👌

Got 11

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Level 75
Jun 13, 2019
Aced it :) great quiz
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Level 68
Jun 13, 2019
Wow that was fantastic! Really good svg work too :)
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Level 74
Jun 13, 2019
Good one.
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Level 63
Jun 14, 2019
Great quiz
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Level 75
Jul 31, 2019
Very interesting! I learned some new stuff here too.
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Level 83
Jul 31, 2019
cool quiz.
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Level 79
Jul 31, 2019
Nice:)
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Level 63
Jul 31, 2019
The mobile version doesn't work! There is no answer box
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Level 75
Jul 31, 2019
There should be a "choose selected answer" drop down menu where the answer box usually is. If you're not seeing that then I would recommend contacting JetPunk.
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Level 74
Jul 31, 2019
Happy to see, that Cyprus sits on the Edge of the Eurasian and African Plate. You do you, Cyprus!
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Level 73
Jul 31, 2019
This quiz also doesn't include the Anatolian plate. All of the above-water area of Cyprus is on this place.
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Level 73
Jan 4, 2022
Anatolian plate isn't generally considered a distinct plate. Once you go there, then you have to start worrying about Nubian and Somalian plates, and East and West Antarctica plates. Plus all sorts of smaller plates like the Sandwich and various ones in the Philippine/Australia region.
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Level 65
Jul 31, 2019
I got the Cocos plate right only because I happened to cruise through the Cocos Island page on Wikipedia yesterday
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Level 67
Jul 31, 2019
Feature it
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Level 56
Jul 31, 2019
Awesome!
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Level 84
Jul 31, 2019
Great quiz, totally deserves to be featured!
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Level 65
Jul 31, 2019
14/15, I absolutely adore this quiz! Good Job Nikhaz :) Feature?
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Level 91
Jan 1, 2020
I wonder what the continental borders would be based on all the tectonic plates.
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Level 45
Jan 7, 2020
Nice quiz, definitely should be featured.
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Level 51
Jun 17, 2020
Only missed Cocos.
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Level 59
Feb 4, 2021
This quiz needs to be featured!!!
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Level 41
Apr 7, 2021
15/15

Nice quiz, nomned! :)

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Level 86
Jun 20, 2021
Cool quiz!
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Level 60
Nov 16, 2021
This was so fun!

The only reason I knew the Juan de Fuca one was due to the long distance hiking trail of the same name on Vancouver island

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Level 32
Jan 4, 2022
To be honest, I guessed what was the Coco XDDD
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Level 73
Jan 4, 2022
It's typically called the "Philippine plate" not "Filipino" - at least in any journal I've ever read.
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Level 70
Jan 7, 2022
Even if you've never learned anything about tectonic plates, 11 of these are very easy to guess.
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Level 50
Jan 7, 2022
Why is the Juan de Fuca Plate considered to be a major tectonic plate? There are other such small tectonic plates not included here, such as the Aegean Plate and the Anatolian Plate.
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Level 73
Jan 7, 2022
The Juan de Fuca plate, along with the Cocos and Nazca plates, are the remnants of the now mostly subducted Farallon plate. It is also the site of the Raff & Mason magnetic anomaly map that led, in part, to the seminal Vine & Matthews paper on sea-floor spreading that ushered in plate tectonic theory.
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Level 62
Jan 7, 2022
Messed up on this the first time because I had no idea that the box of answers continued below the bottom, so I never scrolled down. Was very confused by the limited options.
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Level 65
Jan 9, 2022
Quiz is wrong. There are only seven major tectonic plates that are recognised by Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tectonic_plates?oldformat=true#Major_plates

Some of the plates in this quiz are actually regarded as "minor" plates, and some are even regarded as "microplates".

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Level 26
Jan 10, 2022
just missed cocos