Quiz #2 - Formation Of The Hawaiian Islands

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Quiz #2 - Formation Of The Hawaiian Islands

Hawai`i, in the middle of a moving plate on the earth's crust, is one of the most isolated island groups in the world. Know the following information is important to building geographical and geological understanding of volcanic island formation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Hawaiian Islands consist of many __________________
    • A. 

      Hills, valleys and pot holes

    • B. 

      Shoals, reefs, and islands

    • C. 

      Sand, rivers, lakes, and lagoons

    • D. 

      Atolls, parks, and ditches

  • 2. 
    Identify the 8 major Hawaiian islands.  
  • 3. 
    The earth's crust is broken into ________ ridges
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      18

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      6

  • 4. 
    The Hawaiian islands are considered to be huge ___________________ mountains in the middle of the pacific ocean.
    • A. 

      Coral rock

    • B. 

      Limestone rock

    • C. 

      Volcanic or basaltic rock

    • D. 

      Continental or granite rock

  • 5. 
    This  substance known as liquid rock pours, spouts and oozes out of a vent at the bottom of the ocean on the sea floor.
    • A. 

      Sand

    • B. 

      Moist crustal crumbs

    • C. 

      Limestone

    • D. 

      Magma

  • 6. 
    This is one of the fastest moving tectonic plates on earth.
    • A. 

      West North West Pacific Subduction

    • B. 

      South Atlantic Dip

    • C. 

      East Pacific Rise

    • D. 

      Asia Pacific Submergence

  • 7. 
    The Hawaiian islands are unique because scientist have discovered that  a ____________  is responsibile for creating all the islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
    • A. 

      Plate

    • B. 

      Chain

    • C. 

      Hot spot

    • D. 

      Coral reef

  • 8. 
    What type of geographical features are found in and around the area tectonic plates meet? Give 4 responses.
  • 9. 
    The two main volcanoes that formed the island of O`ahu are?
  • 10. 
    Who lives on the island of Hawai`i at Kilauea and Mauna Loa?
    • A. 

      Pele

    • B. 

      Kane

    • C. 

      Shiva

    • D. 

      Kanaloa

  • 11. 
    These are the micro oganisms that build the largest structures in the world.
    • A. 

      Crayfish

    • B. 

      Polyp

    • C. 

      Plankton

    • D. 

      Panda

  • 12. 
    These micro organism lives in a complex family structure, what is this unit called.
    • A. 

      `ohana

    • B. 

      Colony

    • C. 

      Clutch

    • D. 

      Batch

  • 13. 
    When a volcano becomes extinct and magma no longer continues to build it's foundation, what happens to the island?
    • A. 

      Lean and fall

    • B. 

      Tilt and melt

    • C. 

      Slip and drift

    • D. 

      Erosion and sinking

  • 14. 
    Extra Credit :  Identify the 8 major Hawaiian islands.   ( include the 'okina and kahako)
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