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Besides earthquakes, what can happen at a plate boundry?
a) mountain formation
b) volcanoes
c) subduction
d) all of the above

There is more earthquake and volcanic activity on the west coast of the US because
a) there is a plate boundry
b) there is more pollution
c) there are more mountains
d) none of the above

Dust and ash entering the atmosphere as a result of volcanic eruptions can affect Earth’s
a) tidal activity
b) orbital shape
c) weather and climate
d) rotation and revolution

Most of Earth’s major earthquakes are caused by
a) seasonal heating and cooling of Earth’s surface
b) weathering of rock at Earth’s surface
c) Earth’s gravitational attraction to the Moon
d) faulting of rock in Earth’s crust

The correct order of the Earth's structure rom the outside to the inside is
a) inner core, outer core, mantle, crust
b) crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
c) mantle, inner core, crust, outer core
d) outer core, inner core, mantle, crust

Many scientists believe that crustal plate movement occurs because of convection cells contained in Earth’s
a) inner core
b) outer core
c) crust
d) mantle

Instrument used to measure earthquakes
a) richter scale
b) seismogram
c) seismograph
d) seismologist

A scale of measurement that expresses the strength of an earthquake
a) Richter Scale
b) Magma Scale
c) Seismic Scale
d) Episcale

The Earth's temperature on the interior is
a) lower than on the surface
b) higher than on the surface
c) the same as on the surface
d) none of the above

The San Andreas Fault is located in California. The fault is a result of
a) overpopulation
b) a large glacier
c) weathering and erosion
d) crustal plate movement

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