Earthquake Quiz For Kids

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Earthquake Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Most earthquakes happen here : _______________________
    • A. 

      The middle of the ocean

    • B. 

      Plate boundaries

    • C. 

      The middle of a plate

    • D. 

      Everywhere

  • 2. 
    Normal faults are created by this type of stress
    • A. 

      Shear

    • B. 

      Compression

    • C. 

      Tension

    • D. 

      Strike

  • 3. 
    The Richter Scale measures ___________________ an earthquake.
    • A. 

      The amount of damage done by

    • B. 

      The number of people who felt

    • C. 

      The number of occurrences of

    • D. 

      The magnitude of

  • 4. 
    Scientists use _______________________ to measure the strength of an earthquake.
    • A. 

      People's observations

    • B. 

      Seismographs

    • C. 

      GPS

    • D. 

      Tremor finders

  • 5. 
    The Mercalli scale measures ______________________ an earthquake.
    • A. 

      The strength of

    • B. 

      The area covered by

    • C. 

      The magnitude of

    • D. 

      The amount of damage done by

  • 6. 
    Scientists use _________________________ to find an earthquakes measurment on the Mercalli scale.
    • A. 

      People's observations

    • B. 

      Seismographs

    • C. 

      Seismograms

    • D. 

      GPS

  • 7. 
    How many seismograms are needed to find the epicenter of an earthquake?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 8. 
    Which type of seismic waves move the fastest?
    • A. 

      S Waves

    • B. 

      P Waves

    • C. 

      Surface Waves

    • D. 

      They all travel the same speed

  • 9. 
    Which type of seismic waves are the most destructive?
    • A. 

      S Waves

    • B. 

      P Waves

    • C. 

      Surface Waves

    • D. 

      Sub Surface Waves

  • 10. 
    What does the amount of time between the arrival of the P Waves and the arrival of the S Waves tell a scientist?
    • A. 

      How strong the earthquake was

    • B. 

      The direction of the earthquake's focus

    • C. 

      The magnitude of the earthquake

    • D. 

      The distance the epicenter is from the seismograph