Quiz: Basic Geology Practice Test!

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Geology Quizzes & Trivia

Have you been looking for some practice test for the upcoming geology paper you are having next week? The Basic geology practice quiz below is perfect for that as it is even designed to help you see how the questions will be structured. Do give it a shot and remember to share it with your other classmates. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many seismographs are required to determine the location of the epicenter of an earthquake?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      9

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus.

    • B. 

      Vibrational energy waves that travel outward in all directions from the focus.They can be measured on a seismograph.

    • C. 

      Data from 3 seismic statins is used to triangulate the location of the epicenter.

    • D. 

      The place within the Earth where energy is released.

  • 3. 
    Where do most earthquakes occur?
    • A. 

      Along Plate Boundaries

    • B. 

      Oceanic divergent boundaries

    • C. 

      Landslides

    • D. 

      Liquifaction

  • 4. 
    All of the following are several examples of earthquake hazards EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Ground Motion

    • B. 

      Fire

    • C. 

      Tornado

    • D. 

      Tsunamis

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Compressional wave,slower seismic waves 6km per second, transmitted through only solids :Shear wave,fastest-3.5 km per second,transmitted through solids and liquids.

    • B. 

      Shear wave,slower-3.5 km per second,transmitted only through solids.

    • C. 

      Compressional wave,fastest seismic waves 6km per second, transmitted through solids and liquids

    • D. 

      Compressional wave,fastest seismic waves 6km per second, transmitted through solids and liquids:Shear wave,slower-3.5 km per second,transmitted only through solids.

  • 6. 
    What is the difference in intensity between earthquakes with Richter magnitudes of 5 and 8?
    • A. 

      The place within the Earth where energy is released.

    • B. 

      Based on amplitudes of the largest seismic waves.

    • C. 

      Data from 3 seismic statins is used to triangulate the location of the epicenter.

    • D. 

      An increase of 1 fold increase of 1 on the scale =10 fold increase in intensity

  • 7. 
    What is a seismic gap?
    • A. 

      Based on amplitudes of the largest seismic waves.

    • B. 

      No reliable method

    • C. 

      Areas known to be under strain that have not produced earthquakes.

    • D. 

      Shear wave,slower-3.5 km per second,transmitted only through solids.

  • 8. 
    What is the fastest type of seismic wave?
    • A. 

      Richter Scale

    • B. 

      Secondary waves

    • C. 

      Primary waves

    • D. 

      3 Seismic Stations

  • 9. 
    What is the focus of an earthquake?
    • A. 

      Based on amplitudes of the largest seismic waves.

    • B. 

      The point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus.

    • C. 

      The place within the Earth where energy is released.

    • D. 

      Transmitted throughsolids and liquids.

  • 10. 
    Which type of seismic wave is responsible for causing the most damage?
    • A. 

      Surface Wave

    • B. 

      Primary Wave

    • C. 

      Secondary Wave

    • D. 

      Seismic Wave

  • 11. 
    Where do you find the deepest focus earthquakes?
    • A. 

      Subduction zones

    • B. 

      Oceanic divergent boundaries

    • C. 

      Continental rifts,collision zones and transforms

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    What is the difference in energy released?
    • A. 

      Based on amplitudes of the largest seismic waves.

    • B. 

      A = 30 fold increase in energy released.

    • C. 

      The place within the Earth where energy is released.

    • D. 

      An increase of 1 fold increase of 1 on the scale =10 fold increase in intensity