Test Your Knowledge On Earthquake Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge On Earthquake Quiz

Rapid Changes of Earth Quiz #1


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a sudden release of energy in the earth's crust or upper mantle, usually caused by movement along a fault plane?
    • A. 

      A tornado.

    • B. 

      A tsunami.

    • C. 

      A volcanic eruption

    • D. 

      An earthquake.

  • 2. 
    What do scientists use to record the waves of an earthquake?
    • A. 

      Scale

    • B. 

      Ruler

    • C. 

      Seismograph

    • D. 

      Balance

  • 3. 
    The ______________________ is the point on the earth's surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake.
  • 4. 
    Earthquakes kill more people than volcanoes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Richter Scale measures how much you weigh.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What is a fault?
    • A. 

      A crack in an egg.

    • B. 

      A crack in the sidewalk.

    • C. 

      A crack in the earth's crust.

    • D. 

      A crack caused by large buildings.

  • 7. 
    The point in which the earthquake originates, is called the _______________________________.
  • 8. 
    A ___________________ is a large ocean wave usually caused by an underwater earthquake or a volcanic explosion.
  • 9. 
    What is the slow, more or less continuous movement occurring on faults?
    • A. 

      Crawl

    • B. 

      Cuddle

    • C. 

      Cresting

    • D. 

      Creep

  • 10. 
    What are earthquake scientists called?
    • A. 

      Seismologists

    • B. 

      Volcanologist

    • C. 

      Ecologist

    • D. 

      Geologist

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