A Quiz About Earthquakes

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This a quiz about earthquakes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Earthquakes are also called

    • A.

      Tremblors

    • B.

      Earthmoving

    • C.

      Erotic Eruptions

    • D.

      Shakers

    Correct Answer
    A. Tremblors
    Explanation
    Earthquakes are often referred to as "tremblors" because they involve the shaking or trembling of the Earth's surface. This term accurately describes the primary characteristic of an earthquake, which is the seismic waves that cause the ground to shake. The other options (earthmoving, erotic eruptions, shakers) do not accurately describe earthquakes and are not commonly used terms for this natural phenomenon.

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  • 2. 

    An earthquake measuring 3 to 5 is considered

    • A.

      Medium

    • B.

      Heavy

    • C.

      Minor/light

    • D.

      No big deal

    Correct Answer
    C. Minor/light
    Explanation
    An earthquake measuring 3 to 5 is considered minor or light because it falls within the lower range of earthquake magnitudes. Earthquakes in this range typically cause minimal damage and are often not felt by people unless they are very close to the epicenter. While they may still be noticeable, they are generally not considered to be significant or dangerous events.

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  • 3. 

    There was a major earthquake that happened in Haiti that occurred in the year 2010.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In 2010, Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake. This earthquake was a major event that caused widespread destruction and loss of life in the country. Therefore, the statement that there was a major earthquake in Haiti in 2010 is true.

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  • 4. 

    On average, a magnitude 8 quake strikes somewhere every year and some 10,000 people die in earthquakes every year.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because, on average, there is at least one magnitude 8 earthquake somewhere in the world every year. Additionally, earthquakes are responsible for causing the deaths of approximately 10,000 people annually.

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  • 5. 

    There are types of plate boundaries that cause earthquakes to happen. Name one of the plate boundaries.

    Correct Answer
    Transform
    Divergent
    Convergent
    Explanation
    Plate boundaries are the regions where tectonic plates meet. Transform boundaries occur when two plates slide past each other horizontally, causing earthquakes. Divergent boundaries happen when plates move away from each other, creating gaps that are filled with molten rock and leading to earthquakes. Convergent boundaries occur when plates collide or move towards each other, resulting in intense pressure and causing earthquakes. Therefore, the correct answer includes all three types of plate boundaries: Transform, Divergent, and Convergent.

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