Online Test - February Break

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Online Test - February Break

This Test is for JKO students in EARTH SCIENCE. Please make sure you have your ESRT - (Earth Science Reference Table) BEFORE beginning the test. . . You WILL need to use it to answer some of the questions. You are allowed to use any other sources (internet, dictionary) to answer the questions. You have 2 chances to take this test. So if you do not like your score the 1st time. . . . Take it again! The better score will be used in the gradebook. Scores are automatically sent to your teacher. BUT. . . . . Print out your score certificate and receive 5 bonus points :) GOOD LUCK!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
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  • 2. 
    How are mountains formed during a earthquake?
    • A. 

      The edges of continental or oceanic plates collide.

    • B. 

      The separation of plates.

    • C. 

      Plate sliding past each other.

  • 3. 
    What part of the earth can't S-waves travel through?
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Crust

    • C. 

      Outer core and inner core

  • 4. 
    Sudden motion or trembling of Earth when energy stored in rocks is released.
    • A. 

      Thrust fault

    • B. 

      Volcano

    • C. 

      Earthquake

    • D. 

      Normal fault

  • 5. 
    Large sea wave, produced by submarine earthquake or a volcano.
    • A. 

      Volcano

    • B. 

      Earthquake

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

    • D. 

      Tsunami

  • 6. 
    Secondary waves are 
    • A. 

      Elastic waves that cause compression then expansion in the rock and act like a slinky

    • B. 

      Similiar to ocean waves and basically roll through the crust up and down within a vertical plane.

    • C. 

      Shear waves that cause up and down motion in the crust and only move through solids.

  • 7. 
    Initial rupture point of an earthquake, typically below the Earths surface. 
    • A. 

      Epicenter

    • B. 

      Focus

    • C. 

      Benioff zone

  • 8. 
    There was a major earthquake that happened in Haiti that occurred in the year 2010.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What is created when plates converge?
    • A. 

      Sinkholes

    • B. 

      Lakes

    • C. 

      Valleys

    • D. 

      Mountains

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What instrument is used to record earthquakes?
    • A. 

      A seismograph

    • B. 

      A computer

    • C. 

      A tape measure

    • D. 

      A protractor

    • E. 

      A transformer

  • 11. 
    What is the energy called which builds up before an earthquake is set of?
    • A. 

      Foreshocks

    • B. 

      Amplification

    • C. 

      Asperity

    • D. 

      Attenuation

    • E. 

      Divergent

  • 12. 
    Melted rock inside the Earth is called _______.
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Lava

    • D. 

      Magma

  • 13. 
    The point on Earth's surface right above the spot where the first movement of an earthquake occurs is called the earthquake's ________.
    • A. 

      Crater

    • B. 

      Epicenter

    • C. 

      Fault

    • D. 

      Focus

  • 14. 
    Where do most earthquakes occur?
    • A. 

      Ring of Fire

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      Atlantic Ocean

  • 15. 
    Method to determine the location of the epicenter from three seismograph stations.
    • A. 

      Moment magnitude

    • B. 

      Triangulation

    • C. 

      Mercalli scale

    • D. 

      Compass circulation

  • 16. 
    Numerical scale of earthquake magnitude measured by the amplitude of the largest wave on a standardized seismosgraph.
    • A. 

      Mercalli scale

    • B. 

      Moses Scale

    • C. 

      Richter scale

    • D. 

      Rapoport scale

  • 17. 
    Boundary or zone where lithospheric plates separate from each other. **Use your ESRT 
    • A. 

      Transform boundary

    • B. 

      Divergent boundary

    • C. 

      Convergent boundary

  • 18. 
    Boundary or zone where lithospheric plates move toward each other. **Use your ESRT
    • A. 

      Divergent boundary

    • B. 

      Convergent boundary

    • C. 

      Transform boundary

  • 19. 
    Seismology is
    • A. 

      The study of volcanoes.

    • B. 

      The study of global warming.

    • C. 

      The study of earthquakes.

    • D. 

      The study of the size of Earth

  • 20. 
    How many layers is the Earth made of? **Use your ESRT
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 21. 
    What plate is known as The Ring of Fire?  **Use your ESRT
    • A. 

      Nazca

    • B. 

      Antarctic

    • C. 

      Pacific

    • D. 

      North American

    • E. 

      Cocos

  • 22. 
    A break in the Earth's crust along which rocks move is called __________.
    • A. 

      An eathquake

    • B. 

      An epicenter

    • C. 

      A fault

    • D. 

      A volcano

  • 23. 
    Melted rock that reaches Earth's surface is called _____________.
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Lava

    • D. 

      Magma

  • 24. 
    What is the energy called which builds up before an earthquake is set of?
    • A. 

      Foreshocks

    • B. 

      Amplification

    • C. 

      Tremors

    • D. 

      Quakes

  • 25. 
    An earthquake’s P-wave arrived at a seismograph station at 02 hours 40 minutes 00 seconds. The earthquake’s S-wave arrived at the same station 2 minutes later. What is the approximate distance from the seismograph station to the epicenter of the earthquake? **Must use ESRT page 11 and a piece of paper to measure
    • A. 

      1,100 km

    • B. 

      3,100 km

    • C. 

      2,400 km

    • D. 

      4,000 km

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