Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Earthquakes II Question Preview (ID: 39594)


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The type of boundary that destroys Earth's crust is a
a) divergent boundary
b) convergent boundary
c) transform boundary
d) strike-slip boundary

A giant wave caused by an undersea earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption is a
a) tidal wave
b) breaking wave
c) surging wave
d) tsunami

A strike-slip fault is caused by
a) tension
b) compression
c) shearing
d) bumping

A reverse fault is caused by
a) compression
b) tension
c) shearing
d) grinding

A normal fault is caused by
a) compression
b) tension
c) shearing
d) bumping

A break in Earth's crust is called a
a) crack
b) fault
c) sliver
d) fissure

How have scientists learned about the interior of Earth?
a) Studying seismic waves
b) drilling a hole to the center
c) studying the theory of plate tectonics
d) studying fossils

Which of the seismic waves are the first to reach the seismograph station?
a) surface waves
b) S-waves
c) P-waves
d) L-waves

How can the core of the Earth be described?
a) 2 parts with the inner core being liquid and the outer core being solid
b) 2 parts with the inner core being solid and the outer core being liquid
c) one liquid core
d) one solid core

How can the layers of the Earth best be described?
a) layers with most of the inside a hot liquid
b) layers with most of the inside solid
c) three layers with a giant magnet in the center
d) rocks and dirt with hot liquid in the cracks, no layers

Acid rain can be increased if
a) more ocean algal blooms
b) more fossil fuels are used
c) more bacteria is formed
d) less carbon dioxide being emitted

What would be best to plant to restore fertility to the soil?
a) corn/cotton
b) wheat/rye
c) potatoes/corn
d) peanuts/legumes

What is the lithosphere?
a) crust and lower mantle
b) upper mantle and lower mantle
c) crust and upper mantle
d) lower mantle and outer core

Convincing evidence that land masses were once joined together is
a) the climates are the same
b) they have similar rocks and fossils
c) they are on the same line of latitude
d) they are in the same stage of secession

The Ring of Fire is an active area with many earthquakes and volcanoes. The Ring of Fire is located in the
a) Atlantic Ocean
b) Indian Ocean
c) Arctic Ocean
d) Pacific Ocean

When the speed (velocity) of a river changes and it enters a quiet body of water, the geological feature formed is a
a) delta
b) channel
c) levee
d) alluvial fan

What scientific principal best explains the break-up of the super continent of Pangaea?
a) the rock cycle
b) weathering, erosion, and depositon
c) plates floated on the ocean
d) plate tectonics

The Grand Canyon has been forming for millions of years. The layered rocks found in the Grand Canyon were most likely produced by
a) erosion
b) freezing and thawing
c) deposition
d) melting and cooling

The type of boundary that creates new crust is a
a) convergent boundary
b) divergent boundary
c) transform boundary
d) strike-slip boundary

The type of boundary that neither creates nor destroys Earth's crust is a
a) transform boundary
b) convergent boundary
c) divergent boundary
d) strike-slip boundary

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