Earthquake Trivia Quiz For Kids

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earthquake. Be careful


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  • 1. 

    How fast does continent moves?

    • A.

      As fast as your dog

    • B.

      As slow as a turtle walking

    • C.

      As fast as your fingernails grow (roughly comparable)

    • D.

      As fast as the speed of light

    Correct Answer
    C. As fast as your fingernails grow (roughly comparable)
    Explanation
    The answer "as fast as your fingernails grow" suggests that continents move very slowly. This is because the growth rate of fingernails is typically very slow, with an average rate of about 0.1 millimeters per day. Similarly, the movement of continents, known as plate tectonics, occurs at a very slow rate of a few centimeters per year. Therefore, the comparison implies that continents move at a comparable slow pace.

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  • 2. 

    What causes earthquakes?

    • A.

      When a meteor fall of the sky.

    • B.

      When there is a hurricane.

    • C.

      When part of the earth moves quickly.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. When part of the earth moves quickly.
    Explanation
    Earthquakes occur when there is a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust, resulting in seismic waves. This release of energy can be caused by the movement of tectonic plates, which are large sections of the Earth's crust that float on the semi-fluid mantle below. When these plates move quickly, they can create stress and friction along their boundaries, eventually leading to an earthquake. This movement can be caused by various factors, such as the collision of two plates, the sliding of one plate beneath another, or the stretching and bending of a plate.

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  • 3. 

    How do you measure the strength of an earthquake

    • A.

      Richter scale

    • B.

      Weighing machine

    • C.

      Master scale

    • D.

      Computer

    Correct Answer
    A. Richter scale
    Explanation
    The Richter scale is used to measure the strength of an earthquake. It quantifies the magnitude of seismic waves produced by an earthquake, based on the amplitude of the waves recorded by seismographs. The scale is logarithmic, meaning that each whole number increase on the Richter scale represents a tenfold increase in the amplitude of the waves and approximately 31.6 times more energy released. Therefore, the Richter scale is a widely accepted and standardized method for measuring earthquake strength.

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  • 4. 

    Which part of the earth do we live in?

    • A.

      Mantle

    • B.

      Crust

    • C.

      Inner core

    • D.

      Molten outer core

    Correct Answer
    B. Crust
    Explanation
    We live in the crust of the earth, which is the outermost layer. The crust is a thin, solid layer that covers the entire surface of the earth. It is where all life exists, including humans. The other options mentioned, such as the mantle, inner core, and molten outer core, are all layers beneath the crust.

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  • 5. 

    What is a fault?

    • A.

      When Allan breaks a vase and it's his fault

    • B.

      When two land masses push against each other

    • C.

      When two land masses pull against each other

    Correct Answer
    B. When two land masses push against each other
    Explanation
    A fault is a geological feature that occurs when two land masses push against each other. This can result in the formation of fractures or cracks in the Earth's crust. These fractures allow for movement along the fault line, which can lead to earthquakes.

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  • 6. 

    Where do most earthquakes occur?

    • A.

      Pacific Ocean

    • B.

      Atlantic Ocean

    • C.

      Indian OCean

    • D.

      Arctic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. Pacific Ocean
    Explanation
    Most earthquakes occur in the Pacific Ocean due to the presence of the Ring of Fire, a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. This region is characterized by intense tectonic activity, as several tectonic plates meet and interact, leading to frequent seismic events. The Pacific Ocean is thus known for its high earthquake activity, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 7. 

    Does earthquake happen with a warning?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Earthquakes typically occur without any warning signs or precursors, making it difficult to predict when and where they will happen. While scientists have made advancements in monitoring seismic activity and detecting small tremors, they are still unable to accurately predict the timing, magnitude, and location of earthquakes. Therefore, the answer "No" is correct as earthquakes generally do not happen with a warning.

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  • 8. 

    What do you NOT do when there is an earthquake?

    • A.

      Get under a strong table or bed

    • B.

      Keep near the windows

    • C.

      Run out of the building

    • D.

      Listen to an adult

    Correct Answer
    B. Keep near the windows
    Explanation
    During an earthquake, it's important to stay away from windows to avoid being injured by broken glass or debris. The safest places are under sturdy furniture or in a doorway, away from exterior walls and glass. Running outside can be dangerous due to falling objects, and while listening to an adult is generally good advice, the specific action of staying near windows during an earthquake is the one you should not do.

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