9sci_t4 - Earth Science Revision

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Earth Science Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Loosely speaking, a 10 fold increase in ground vibration correlates to a _____ fold increase in energy
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

  • 2. 
    The intensity measure factors take into account all of the following except for
    • A. 

      Damage

    • B. 

      Distance

    • C. 

      Local Geology and energy

    • D. 

      Type of fault

  • 3. 
    How many main tectonic plates make up the earth?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      40

  • 4. 
    What does the amount of time between the arrival of the P Waves and the arrival of the S Waves tell a scientist?
    • A. 

      How strong the earthquake was

    • B. 

      The direction of the earthquake's focus

    • C. 

      The magnitude of the earthquake

    • D. 

      The distance the epicenter is from the seismograph

  • 5. 
    The four layers of the Earth are...
    • A. 

      Lithosphere, Biosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere

    • B. 

      Crust, Solid outer core, Molten inner core, Mantle

    • C. 

      Crust, Solid inner core, Molten outer core, Mantle

    • D. 

      Lithosphere, Technoshpere, Atmosphere, Biosphere

  • 6. 
    In a ___________ plate boundary between an oceanic and a continental crust, the __________ crust always undergoes subduction because ___ ____ ___________.
    • A. 

      Divergent, Oceanic, it is heavier

    • B. 

      Divergent, Continental, it is lighter

    • C. 

      Convergent, Oceanic, it is heavier

    • D. 

      Convergent, Continental, lighter

  • 7. 
    P waves are the _______ to arrive and are the ________
    • A. 

      Last, strongest

    • B. 

      First, strongest

    • C. 

      Last, weakest

    • D. 

      First, weakest

  • 8. 
    A line of islands (assumedly created volcanoes along a mid-ocean ridge) have been discovered right in the middle of the atlantic ocean plate. How is this possible??
    • A. 

      Convergent boundary

    • B. 

      Continental drift

    • C. 

      Divergent boundary

    • D. 

      Convection currents

  • 9. 
    Which boundary is associated with mid ocean ridges?
    • A. 

      Divergent

    • B. 

      Convergent

    • C. 

      Transform

    • D. 

      Strike-slip

  • 10. 
    What plate is known as The Ring of Fire?
    • A. 

      Nazca

    • B. 

      Antarctic

    • C. 

      Pacific

    • D. 

      North American

    • E. 

      Cocos

  • 11. 
    What is the driving force behind crustal movement?
    • A. 

      The movement in the inner core

    • B. 

      The movement in the outer core

    • C. 

      The movement of convection in the mantle

  • 12. 
    S-waves can travel through....
    • A. 

      Solids

    • B. 

      Liquids

    • C. 

      Gases

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 13. 
    Where are most earthquake epicenters and volcanoes found?
    • A. 

      In the middle of a plate boundary

    • B. 

      On a plate boundary

    • C. 

      The bottom of a plate boundary

    • D. 

      The top of a plate boundary

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