Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions, And Mountains

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Earthquake Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Earthquakes may be caused by
    • A. 

      Plates sliding past each other

    • B. 

      Lava flowing down the side of a volcano

    • C. 

      Plates spreading apart

    • D. 

      Hot magma

  • 2. 
    What is magma?
    • A. 

      Hot lava that erupts out of volcanoes

    • B. 

      The reason volcanoes form

    • C. 

      Mixture of molten rock found beneath the surface of the earth

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    What are the three different type of plant movements?
    • A. 

      Divergent, consurgent, and translucent

    • B. 

      Divergent, convergent and transform

    • C. 

      Insurgent, continental, and transform

    • D. 

      Divergent, insurgent and allegiant

  • 4. 
    Mountains are formed by two divergent plates moving away from each other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    When the denser oceanic plate subducts under the continental crust, it ________ up and turns into magma.
  • 6. 
    A mountain is formed after 
    • A. 

      An earthquake

    • B. 

      A volcano erupts

    • C. 

      Weathering

    • D. 

      A storm

  • 7. 
    Plate tectonics is: a theory explaining that the Earth's outer layer (crust)  is made up of large  _______   ________  that are constantly moving over a weak layer of molten rock. 
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