Major Landmasses on Pangea - Map Quiz

Can you guess each highlighted major landmass on Pangea?
Pangea is the supercontinent state that Earth was in millions of years ago, before the continents split.
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Quiz by Stewart
Last updated: January 12, 2019
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Level 55
Jan 12, 2019
good quiz
Level 62
Aug 16, 2021
Really neat quiz! I liked it a lot, but you misspelled Pangaea
Level 68
Aug 16, 2021
Both are valid
Level 58
Aug 16, 2021
Cool quiz!
Level 71
Aug 16, 2021
Great quiz! I'm wondering what the area between the continents are though. Rift valleys? I honestly don't know a ton about plate tectonics/Pangea, so I'd appreciate an explanation if you have one.
Level 68
Aug 16, 2021
I'm not 100% sure, but I would guess they are either valleys which expanded to become the oceans, or other areas of land which collapsed to become the oceans
Level 53
Aug 16, 2021
As I understand it, and I could be wrong. The continents represent the bulk of the land as they do now. They were all conjoined at this point, but moving apart.

As they move apart, it isn't a case of like moving two boxes apart in a sink, the water doesn't just rush in to fill a huge gap. This happens over a LONG period of time. The ground may crack a little and a valley open up, rivers and lakes form. The sea constantly wears down where the rives flow into it, and as sea levels rise, floodplains are formed.

It's not until the continents are substantially apart that these intermediate lands begin to split and fall away. And when each one goes it is catastrophic, like the fall of Doggerland here in the UK. Where the biggest islands are right now are the remnants of that pulling apart. I could be wrong but that's how I understand it.

TLDR it takes a long time to split and those bits aren't flooded yet.

Level 71
Aug 16, 2021
Thanks @Stewart and @zephyr! Makes sense. So similar to the Great Rift Valley in Africa I guess? I've heard before that East Africa may become a separate continent in the future using a similar process.