Ultimate Trivia On Earthquakes And Volcanoes! Quiz

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Ultimate Trivia On Earthquakes And Volcanoes! Quiz

How much trivia do you know about earthquakes and volcanoes? Would you like to put your knowledge to the test? According to this quiz, what you will be required to recognize is what an epicenter is, how melted rock reaches the earth's surface, and what tube in a volcano carries hot melted rock to the surface, etc. This quiz will explode with information to help you better understand earthquakes and volcanoes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Earth's outermost layer is the _________________.
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Crust

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Plate

  • 2. 
    The middle of Earth's three layers is the __________________.
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Crust

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Plate

  • 3. 
    The innermost layer of Earth is the __________________.
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Crust

    • C. 

      Mantle

    • D. 

      Plate

  • 4. 
    A volcano can fall in on itself, creating a large basin called ________________.
    • A. 

      A crater

    • B. 

      An epicenter

    • C. 

      A fault

    • D. 

      A plate

  • 5. 
    A break in the Earth's crust along which rocks move is called __________.
    • A. 

      An eathquake

    • B. 

      An epicenter

    • C. 

      A fault

    • D. 

      A volcano

  • 6. 
    The point underground where the earthquake's movement first takes place is called the ________.
    • A. 

      Crater

    • B. 

      Epicenter

    • C. 

      Fault

    • D. 

      Focus

  • 7. 
    The point on Earth's surface right above the spot where the first movement of an earthquake occurs is called the earthquake's ________.
    • A. 

      Crater

    • B. 

      Epicenter

    • C. 

      Fault

    • D. 

      Focus

  • 8. 
    Melted rock that reaches Earth's surface is called _____________.
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Lava

    • D. 

      Magma

  • 9. 
    Melted rock inside the Earth is called _______.
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Lava

    • D. 

      Magma

  • 10. 
    A _______ is a tube in a volcano that carries hot melted rock to the surface.
    • A. 

      Crater

    • B. 

      Fault

    • C. 

      Magma chamber

    • D. 

      Vent

  • 11. 
    An underground holding pool for hot magma is called a ________________.
    • A. 

      Magma chamber

    • B. 

      Crater

    • C. 

      Fault

    • D. 

      Vent

  • 12. 
    What is Earth's hottest layer?
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Mantle

    • C. 

      Core

    • D. 

      Ocean floor

  • 13. 
    Earth's plates move very slowly across Earth's surface on a thin layer of partly melted _____.
    • A. 

      Core

    • B. 

      Mantle

    • C. 

      Volcanic ash

    • D. 

      Crust

  • 14. 
    Scientists can _________ earthquakes by using seismographs, the Mercalli scale, and the Richter scale.
    • A. 

      Measure

    • B. 

      Predict

    • C. 

      Weaken

    • D. 

      Cause

  • 15. 
    California has more than 20,000 earthquakes each year because there is a large ________ running through the state.
    • A. 

      Epicenter

    • B. 

      River

    • C. 

      Crater

    • D. 

      Fault

  • 16. 
    Some volcanoes form new_______ as plates move apart and magma rises to the surface of the crust.
    • A. 

      Volcanoes

    • B. 

      Ocean floor

    • C. 

      Earthquakes

    • D. 

      Mantle

  • 17. 
    Different kinds of _______ form different kinds of volcanic mountains.
    • A. 

      Eruptions

    • B. 

      Cinders

    • C. 

      Slopes

    • D. 

      Energy waves

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