Earthquakes
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  • Question 1
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    Q. What is the shaking of the Earth’s crust caused by a release of energy?
    answer choices
    Earthquake
    Epicenter
    Fault
    Plate
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is NOT a cause of an earthquake?
    answer choices
    Collapse of Cavern
    Eruption of Volcano
    Lightning Strikes
    Moving Tectonic Plates
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a break in the lithosphere along which movement in an earthquake has first occurred?
    answer choices
    Earthquake
    Epicenter
    Fault
    Focus
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. Where is the point at which the first movement occurs during an earthquake?
    answer choices
    Epicenter
    Focus
    Fault
    Plate
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. Where is the point on the Earth’s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake?
    answer choices
    Epicenter
    Fault
    Hypocenter
    Tremor
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. Which type of wave is the first to arrive after an earthquake occurs?
    answer choices
    P Wave
    Rayleigh Wave
    S Wave
    Shear Wave
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Which body wave squeezes and stretches rock materials as they pass through the Earth?
    answer choices
    Body Waves
    P Waves
    S Waves
    Surface Waves
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. Which body waves cause particles of rock material to move at right angles to the direction in which the waves are traveling?
    answer choices
    Body Waves
    P Waves
    S Waves
    Surface Waves
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. What is another term for P Wave?
    answer choices
    Compression Wave
    Principal Wave
    Shear Wave
    Secondary Wave
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. P Waves can move through which of the following?
    answer choices
    Gas
    Liquid
    Solid
    All of these
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. S Waves can move through which of the following?
    answer choices
    Gas
    Liquid
    Solid
    All of these
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. What is an instrument that detects and records waves produced by earthquakes? (This piece of equipment can measure the magnitude of an earthquake.)
    answer choices
    Epicenter
    Fault
    Seismogram
    Seismograph
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the measure of the amount of energy released in an earthquake?
    answer choices
    Earthquake
    Epicenter
    Magnitude
    Seismogram
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Which scale rates earthquakes based on the amount of damage done?
    answer choices
    Mercalli Scale
    Richter Scale
    Seismogram Scale
    Bernoulli Scale
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. Which scale measures the intensity of the ground movement?
    answer choices
    Mercalli Scale
    Richter Scale
    Seismogram Scale
    Bernoulli Scale
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the temporary state in which loose soil and rock materials take on the property of a liquid?
    answer choices
    Aftershock
    Liquefaction
    Seismic Gap
    Tsunami
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a smaller earthquake that follows a larger earthquake?
    answer choices
    Aftershock
    Liquefaction
    Seismic Gap
    Tsunami
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a large ocean wave that results from an underwater earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption?
    answer choices
    Aftershock
    Liquefaction
    Seismic Gap
    Tsunami
  • Question 19
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    Q. What is an area along a seismically active fault where no earthquake activity has occurred over a long period of time?
    answer choices
    Aftershock
    Liquefaction
    Seismic Gap
    Tsunami
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following will help predict the site of future earthquakes?
    answer choices
    Aftershock
    Liquefaction
    Seismic Gap
    Tsunami
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