Ch 8 Unit 1 Assessment What Is An Earthquake?

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Ch 8 Unit 1   Assessment    What Is An Earthquake?

This will cover the key concepts and Vocabulary discussed in Unit 1 of Chapter 8.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Describe the two forces that causes EARTHQUAKES....   Maybe this Image will provide clues.....
  • 2. 
    A break in the lithospere where a movement has occured is a _________.
  • 3. 
    The point at which the first movement occurs during and earthquake is the _________.
  • 4. 
    The point on Earths surface directly above the focus of an earthquake is the ___________.
  • 5. 
    _____________ is a smaller earthquake that follows a larger one.
  • 6. 
    What fault  in southwestern California has been the location of several well known earthquakes?
    • A. 

      Grand Fault

    • B. 

      Jose de'langus Fault

    • C. 

      San Andreas Fault

  • 7. 
    Faults can suddenly form during earthquakes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
     What is a fault?
    • A. 

      A rock forming above the ground

    • B. 

      The boundary between stationary rocks and moving rocks

    • C. 

      A hole filled with water

  • 9. 
     If forces are applied gently to the crust's rocks, or if the crust's rocks are under high pressure, the rocks may bend as if they were plastic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
     What is force?
    • A. 

      The pulling of one object upon another

    • B. 

      The pushing of one object upon another

    • C. 

      All of the above

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