Plate Tectonics & Water

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Plate Tectonics Quizzes & Trivia

Plate tectonics & Water


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The following two places are shield-shaped volcanoes
    • A. 

      Hawaii

    • B. 

      Mt St Helens

    • C. 

      Iceland

    • D. 

      Tambora

    • E. 

      Kraknixtoa

  • 2. 
    What is the main cause of tsunamis?
    • A. 

      Volcanoes

    • B. 

      Meteors

    • C. 

      Earthquakes

    • D. 

      Glaciers

  • 3. 
    What is the plate that feeds the magma chambers of the Cascade range?
    • A. 

      Nazca

    • B. 

      North American

    • C. 

      Cocos

    • D. 

      Juan de Fuca

  • 4. 
    Two colliding continental boundaries will create these two things:
    • A. 

      Large earthquakes

    • B. 

      Mid-ocean ridges

    • C. 

      Large mountains

    • D. 

      Cone shaped volcanoes

  • 5. 
    The next volcano thought to erupt in the continental US is:
    • A. 

      Baker

    • B. 

      Hood

    • C. 

      Washington

    • D. 

      Katahdin

    • E. 

      Rainier

  • 6. 
    The two cities that we are most worried about in an earthquake are:
    • A. 

      Limington and Buxton

    • B. 

      San Francisco and Portland

    • C. 

      Los Angeles and Denver

    • D. 

      San Francisco and Los Angeles

  • 7. 
    What do you do in an earthquake?
    • A. 

      Stop drop and roll

    • B. 

      Run stop and drop

    • C. 

      Walk talk and dip

    • D. 

      Drop cover and hold on

    • E. 

      Run around screaming

  • 8. 
    What is the best way to save lives against natural disasters?
    • A. 

      Buy everyone a helicopter

    • B. 

      Education, education, education

    • C. 

      Work out so you can run fast

    • D. 

      Build a bigger bridge

    • E. 

      Build cement walls around your house

  • 9. 
    Which two hazards are most dangerous in a volcanic eruption?
    • A. 

      Lahars

    • B. 

      Bombs

    • C. 

      Ash fall

    • D. 

      Aa

    • E. 

      Pyroclastic flows

  • 10. 
    Which plate tectonic event should Maine be worried about?
    • A. 

      Volcano

    • B. 

      Tsunami

    • C. 

      Earthquake

  • 11. 
    Water!An artesian well tries to drill to the
    • A. 

      Cap rock

    • B. 

      Water table

    • C. 

      Aquifer

    • D. 

      Indian Ocean

  • 12. 
    Which one is easily polluted?
    • A. 

      Ordinary/dug well

    • B. 

      Artesian

    • C. 

      Drilled

    • D. 

      Pounded

  • 13. 
    Which one results in "hard" water?
    • A. 

      Ordinary

    • B. 

      Dug

    • C. 

      Artesian

  • 14. 
    When salty lakes dry up due to diverted rivers, it's called
    • A. 

      Salinization

    • B. 

      Eutrophication

    • C. 

      Over population

    • D. 

      Fertilization

  • 15. 
    When farmers' fertilizer runs off into ponds and lakes, it results in
    • A. 

      Over population

    • B. 

      Salinization

    • C. 

      Eutrophication

  • 16. 
    Dousing got its nickname "water witching" from the
    • A. 

      Ruby red slippers

    • B. 

      Bubbling cauldrom

    • C. 

      Spells placed on dousers

    • D. 

      Witch hazel shrub

    • E. 

      Nearby maple trees

  • 17. 
    Many well drillers use dousing rods or sticks even though it is not scientifically proven to work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The _____________ rises and falls depending on rainfall and your amount of water use. It is also what you want to get to when digging an ordinary well.
    • A. 

      Cap rock

    • B. 

      Sand

    • C. 

      Pump

    • D. 

      Aquifer

    • E. 

      Water table

  • 19. 
    _________ is a process of bringing water back into the atmosphere by turning it to water vapor. (three answers - via water, people, & trees)
    • A. 

      Evaporation

    • B. 

      Condensation

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Perspiration

    • E. 

      Transpiration

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