Reading Passage Earthquakes Quiz

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Earthquake Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are seismic waves? 
    • A. 

      The electromagnetic waves travel through space

    • B. 

      The vibrations that travel through the earth as the Earth spins

    • C. 

      The electromagnetic waves travel through space during an earthquake.

    • D. 

      The vibration during earthquake, which travels through the ground

  • 2. 
    To which direction do seismic waves travel? 
    • A. 

      To the east

    • B. 

      To all directions

    • C. 

      To the underground

    • D. 

      Towards the sky

  • 3. 
    At what location does the wave reaches the maximum energy?
    • A. 

      At the surface above quake focus

    • B. 

      At the quake focus

    • C. 

      Kilometers away

    • D. 

      Far underground

  • 4. 
    What kind of waves will the quake focus release?
    • A. 

      Surface waves and standing waves

    • B. 

      P waves and jumping waves

    • C. 

      Secondary waves and S waves

    • D. 

      P waves and S waves

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the that wave travels fastest?
    • A. 

      Sleeping waves

    • B. 

      P waves

    • C. 

      S waves

    • D. 

      Surface waves

  • 6. 
    What does primary waves travel through?
    • A. 

      Gas

    • B. 

      Gas and solids

    • C. 

      Solids and liquids

    • D. 

      All phases

  • 7. 
    What does primary waves do to the surface of the earth?
    • A. 

      It compresses and expands the ground

    • B. 

      It makes the ground go up and down

    • C. 

      It cracks the ground

    • D. 

      It does nothing

  • 8. 
    What does secondary waves travel through?
    • A. 

      Solids

    • B. 

      Solids and liquids

    • C. 

      Gas and solids

    • D. 

      All phases

  • 9. 
    How does the two waves produce severe effects on the ground? 
    • A. 

      By transforming into a much slower wave

    • B. 

      By transforming into a much faster wave

    • C. 

      By combining into a stronger wave

    • D. 

      By interference

  • 10. 
    How do secondary waves move the ground?
    • A. 

      Shakes the ground horizontally

    • B. 

      Makes the ground vibrate vertically

    • C. 

      It shakes and vibrates the ground both horizontally and vertically

    • D. 

      It isn't strong enough to move the ground

  • 11. 
    Of the above, how much was answered based on prior knowledge? 
    • A. 

      1-2 questions

    • B. 

      3-4 questions

    • C. 

      5-6 questions

    • D. 

      More than 7 questions

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