Earthquakes
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. Fault block mountains are created when a string of what occurs?
    answer choices
    normal faults
    reverse faults
    strike-slip faults
    folds
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. A device that uses wire stretched across a fault to measure horizontal movement of the ground is called a 
    answer choices
    tilt meter
    creep meter
    laser ranging device
    GPS satellites
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. Which stress force pulls on the crust and stretches rock?
    answer choices
    tension
    compression
    shearing
    folding
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following monitors ONLY vertical movements (rising and falling) along a fault?
    answer choices
    tiltmeter
    creep meter
    laser ranging device
    GPS satellite
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. The rating system that estimates the total energy released by an earthquake is called the
    answer choices
    Richter scale
    moment magnitude scale
    Mercalli scale
    modified Mercalli scale
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. What process occurs when an earthquake's shaking turns loose soil into mud?
    answer choices
    aftershocks
    tsunamis
    liquefaction
    deformation
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. What type of deformation is this rock displaying?
    answer choices
    folds
    ductile
    liquefaction
    brittle
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. Stress that pushes a mass of rock in two opposite directions is called
    answer choices
    deformation
    tension
    compression
    shearing
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. The best way to protect yourself in an earthquake is to 
    answer choices
    run as fast as you can
    drop, cover and hold
    stop, drop and roll
    go into the basement
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. The type of seismic waves that arrive at a seismic station first and move by compressing and expanding the ground like an accordian are called
    answer choices
    S waves
    surface waves
    tsunami waves
    primary waves
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Which scale would most likely be used to tell how much earthquake damage was done to homes and other buildings?
    answer choices
    Richter scale
    moment magnitude scale
    Mercalli scale
    modified Mercalli scale
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. What type of deformation is this rock displaying?
    answer choices
    brittle 
    ductile
    normal fault
    reverse fault
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Tension causes what type of fault to form?
    answer choices
    folds
    reverse fault
    strike slip fault
    normal fault
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. At what plate boundary will a strike slip fault be found?
    answer choices
    divergent
    transform
    convergent
    all of them
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. Which type of seismic waves cause the most damage?
    answer choices
    P waves
    S waves
    surface waves
    tsunami waves
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. What type of fault is shown in this picture?
    answer choices
    normal
    reverse
    strike slip
    tension
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. What type o?
    answer choices
    normal 
    reverse
    strike slip
    fold
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. What type of stress forms a plateau?
    answer choices
    tension
    compression
    shearing
    reverse
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. What part of a fold is pictured here?
    answer choices
    upfold
    downfold
    anticline
    syncline
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the mass of rock on the right called?
    answer choices
    footwall
    hanging wall
    walking wall
    strike slip wall
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