Chapter 16: Earth's Structure Glencoe Science: An Introduction To The Life, Earth, And Physical Sciences Question Preview (ID: 28606)


Chapter 16: Earth's Structure Glencoe Science: An Introduction To The Life, Earth, And Physical Sciences.[print questions]

the surface of Earth directly above the focus of an earthquake
a) volcano
b) mantle
c) epicenter
d) earthquake

cone-shaped mountain formed by igneous activity
a) volcano
b) mantle
c) epicenter
d) earthquake

the thickest layer inside the earth
a) plate
b) mantle
c) inner core
d) outer core

shaking of Earth produced by movement along a fault
a) earthquake
b) volcano
c) fault
d) focus

large section of Earth's crust and upper mantle
a) plate
b) plate tectonics
c) seafloor spreading
d) focus

The movement of Earth's plates over millions of years is called ___.
a) a convection current
b) plate tectonics
c) an epicenter
d) a fault

The movement of the plates is believed to be caused by ___.
a) convection currents
b) earthquakes
c) volcanoes
d) lavas

Earthquakes are caused by movement along a feature called a(n) ___.
a) epicenter
b) landfill
c) river
d) fault

Earthquake waves are produced at the ___.
a) epicenter
b) extinct volcanoes
c) plasticlike layer
d) focus

Volcanoes that are formed by quiet eruptions of fluid lava are ___ volcanoes.
a) shield
b) composite
c) cinder cone
d) earthquake

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