Worksheet to go with the "Continental Drift" poem
1: What was the name given to the super continent in which all seven continents were joined together?
2: Who was the scientist who came up with the theory of "Continental Drift?"
3: What were three ways in which Wegener tried to show that his theory was on the mark?
4: When Wegener saw evidence of glacial activity in countries, which are now hot, what
did he give as a reason for this?
5: Why did some scientists still think he was wrong?
6: What was the big unanswered question in which Wegener was not able to answer?
7: Do most geologists believe Wegener's theory is correct? Why or why not?
8: What does the expression, "Sinking into obscurity," mean to you?
a) Wegener would become very rich.
b) Wegener would be widely respected in scientific circles.
c) Wegener would be rejected as a quack.
d) Wegener's theory would be rejected and Wagener would be quickly forgotten.
9: What does the expression "Eulogized in several university courses," mean to you?
a) Wegener‘s theories are now widely respected as possible and scientifically sound.
b) Every day, scientists say a prayer for Wegener.
c) Most intelligent scientists believe Wegener was a silly man.
d) Wegener’s' s theory has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.
10: What does the expression, "Is he groping in the dark," mean to you?
a) He's desperately trying to prevent his theory from being rejected.
b) He's in a dark room kicking or jabbing at the air.
c) He's exercising under the stars.
d) He did most of his thinking during the late night.