Earthquake Knowledge Trivia: Ultimate Facts Quiz!

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Earthquake Knowledge Trivia: Ultimate Facts Quiz!

How much do you know about earthquakes? Earthquakes are fascinating to study. This quiz reflects that. According to this quiz, you will have to understand what the name is given to measuring the impact of earthquakes, the scale that measures the energy released by an earthquake, the epicenter of an earthquake, and fault zones. This quiz will help you to discover more about earthquakes. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name given to the strength of an earthquake that can be felt at the surface?
    • A. 

      Richter scale

    • B. 

      Seismograph

    • C. 

      Intensity

    • D. 

      Triangulation

  • 2. 
    A scale that measures the energy released by an earthquake based on seismic wave size is called ___________
    • A. 

      Triangulation

    • B. 

      Intensity

    • C. 

      Seismograph

    • D. 

      Richter scale

  • 3. 
    An instrument that measures the energy of earthquake vibrations at a given location.
    • A. 

      Triangulation

    • B. 

      Intensity

    • C. 

      Seismograph

    • D. 

      Richter scale

  • 4. 
    Using information from at least three seismograph stations to find the location of the epicenter of an earthquake is referred to as ___________________
    • A. 

      Triangulation

    • B. 

      Intensity

    • C. 

      Seismograph

    • D. 

      Richter scale

  • 5. 
    In what types of places are earthquakes are common?
    • A. 

      Richter scale

    • B. 

      Fault zones

    • C. 

      Seismically safe

    • D. 

      Estuaries

  • 6. 
    In the list of words below, identify how buildings that are built to resist the largest earthquake that can happen in an area are described.
    • A. 

      Seismograph

    • B. 

      Fault zones

    • C. 

      Mercalli scale

    • D. 

      Seismically safe

  • 7. 
    What name is given to the point below the surface of Earth where an earthquake begins?
    • A. 

      Mercalli scale

    • B. 

      Seismograph

    • C. 

      Focus

    • D. 

      Seismically safe

  • 8. 
    Which one of the following measures should you take before an earthquake?
    • A. 

      Check yourself for injuries. 

    • B. 

      Get under your desk, and follow the school emergency plan.

    • C. 

      Make an emergency escape plan. 

    • D. 

      Do nothing.

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following measures should you take during an earthquake?
    • A. 

      Check yourself for injuries.

    • B. 

      Get under your desk, and follow the school emergency plan.

    • C. 

      Make an emergency escape plan. 

    • D. 

      Do nothing. 

  • 10. 
    Which one of the following measures should you take after an earthquake?
    • A. 

      Check yourself for injuries.

    • B. 

      Get under your desk, and follow the school emergency plan.

    • C. 

      Make an emergency escape plan. 

    • D. 

      Do nothing.

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