Earthquakes
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    Which feature is created by all 3 types of plate boundaries.

    answer choices

    Earthquakes

    Mountains

    Subduction Zones

    Volcanoes

  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q.

    What type of fault is the San Andreas in California?

    answer choices

    Convergent

    Transform

    Optimus Prime

    Divergent

  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q.

    How do convergent plates move?

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    They pull away from each other.

    They slide by each other.

    They move to connect to each other.

    It depends, sometimes they move close to each other, sometimes they move far apart.

  • Question 4
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    Q.

    What is the measure of the amount of ground shaking during an earthquake?

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    Intensity

    Epicenter

    Magnitude

    Seismogram

  • Question 5
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    Q.

    Which scale rates earthquakes based on the amount of damage done?

    answer choices

    Mercalli Intensity Scale

    Richter Magnitude Scale

    Seismogram Shakey Scale

    Bernoulli Scale

  • Question 6
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    Q.

    How does the story of the 3 Little Pigs illustrate the difference between an earthquake's magnitude and its intensity?

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    All the houses fall down in the story like every house falls down during an earthquake.

    The pig brothers were running fast to get away from the wolf so he couldn't eat them.

    The wolf's blowing shows the magnitude or strength of the earthquake and the type of damage each house received shows the intensity.

    Both terms mean that the houses will be damaged.

  • Question 7
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    Q.

    Which seismic wave travels the fastest, always being the first detected by seismic stations?

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    P waves

    S waves

    Surface waves

    Tsunami waves

  • Question 8
    60 seconds
    Q. The most destructive type of wave is a 
    answer choices
    P-wave
    S-wave
    Surface wave
    transverse wave
  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q.

    How does the Richter Magnitude Scale calculate its measurements?

    answer choices

    Eyewitnesses

    Amount of damage caused

    The amount of time the earthquake lasted

    The strength of the seismic waves recorded by a seismograph machine.

  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q.

    All of the following are reasons some buildings are damaged more than others during an earthquake EXCEPT....

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    The strength of the building materials.

    How close the building was to the earthquake's epicenter.

    What type of soil the building sat on.

    The people living inside of the building.

    The design of the building.

  • Question 11
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    Q.

    What does a seismograph measure?

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    The amount of oil and gas underground.

    The amount of damage an earthquake causes.

    The temperature of the earth's core.

    The amount of shaking of the crust.

  • Question 12
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    How does triangulation show the location of the epicenter of an earthquake?

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    By scientist looking around to see where the most damage was created.

    By making triangles on a map.

    By calculating the difference between the P and S waves in arrival times and determining the distances from at least 3 seismic stations.

    By drawing 3 or more random sized circles on a map to see where they intersect.

  • Question 13
    60 seconds
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    What is a warning before a tsunami hits?

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    The television news will make a prediction about a week ahead based upon the weather in the area.

    The water will move away from the shore unusually fast and strong into the ocean.

    The fish in the ocean will start jumping out of the water.

    There will be lots are rain and wind about 2 hours before one hits.

  • Question 14
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    Q.

    What does the word tsunami mean in Japanese?

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    Harbor Wave

    Big Storm

    Time to run

    Underwater earthquake.

  • Question 15
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    It's easy to outrun a tsunami so you don't get hurt.

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