Earthquakes!!!
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  • Question 1
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    Q. The outside layer of the earth is called ______________________.
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    core
    crust
    mantle
    outer core
  • Question 2
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    Q. The huge pieces of the earth's crust are called ____________________________. 
    answer choices
    crust
    plates
    directions
    seismos
  • Question 3
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    Q. The epicenter of an earthquake is
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    The point below the surface where rock begins to break and the first motion occurs
    The seismic station closest to the earthquake
    The place where the greatest damage occurs
    The point on the surface directly above the focus
  • Question 4
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    Q. Waves move out through the ground from the ..........
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    rift
    hypocenter
    epicenter
    fault line
  • Question 5
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    Q. This famous transform fault is located in the western United States creates significant earthquake activity for California
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    New Madrid
    Denali Fault
    Ramapo Seismic Zone
    San Andreas
  • Question 6
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    Q. The Richter scale measures:
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    the amount of radon gas released
    the movement of plates
    the strength of an earthquake
    the weight of tectonic plates
  • Question 7
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    Q. The Modified Mercalli scale rates the amount of damage from an earthquake
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    true
    false
  • Question 8
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    Q. Which travels fastest, always being the first detected by seismic stations?
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    P waves
    S waves
  • Question 9
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    Q. What do S (secondary) waves do during an earthquake?
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    Shake the ground
    Cause eruptions
    Open cracks in the earth's surface
    Create loud noises
  • Question 10
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    Q. An earthquake scored high on the Richter scale but low on the Mercalli scale. Why?
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    it probably happened in an area with no people
    it was a fast earthquake
    because it damaged a lot
    impossible to tell
  • Question 11
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    Q. Liquefaction is when...
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    the soil behaves like liquid
    the ground becomes liquid
    magma rises to the surface
    buildings are damaged, crumbling like liquid
  • Question 12
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    Q. Which of the following amplifies the S waves during an earthquake?
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    Soft underlying soil
    Strong rocks underground
    Closeness to a volcano
    Altitude of the epicentre
  • Question 13
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    Q. An instrument that detects and measures earthquakes is a 
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    seismogram
    focus seismic map
    focus
    seismograph 
  • Question 14
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    Q. Which animals can tell when an earthquake is about to happen?
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    Spiders
    Snakes
    Cats
    Elephants
  • Question 15
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    Q. How much bigger is a magnitude 8 earthquake compared to magnitude 7 one on the Richter Scale?
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    1 time bigger
    10 times bigger
    100 times bigger
    1000 times bigger
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