California's Natural Resources & Hazards Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a use for a probabilistic seismic hazard maps?

Question 2 2. Why is it important to create geological hazard maps?

Question 3 3. Why is a geological hazard map that shows earthquake frequency useful?

Question 4 4. Two areas on a geological hazard map have the same probability of experiencing shaking. Does this mean they will have the same amount of damage?

Question 5 5. What information is used to create a geological hazard map?

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Question 6 6. What type of water do we find in rivers?

Question 7 7. Where can we find 75 percent of California's water, naturally occurring in precipitation and gathering in lakes and rivers?

Question 8 8. What is developed water?

Question 9 9. Besides urban use for drinking water and water for cleaning, what is the major use of water throughout the state of California?

Question 10 10. Named Los Angeles, Hetch Hetchy, and Mokelumn, these are the major three _____ used supply water to parts of the state of California in need.

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Question 11 11. California's San Andreas Fault is a classic example of a ____.

Question 12 12. The oldest rocks on the North American Plate are found in ____.

Question 13 13. The North American Plate ____.

Question 14 14. The oldest rocks on the North American Plate are approximately _____.

Question 15 15. Subduction typically occurs at a ____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following might lead to a natural hazard known as liquefaction?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a natural hazard in California?

Question 18 18. Which of the following area is MOST likely to have a landslide in California?

Question 19 19. Which areas of California are at greatest risk of damage from a tsunami?

Question 20 20.

Which of the following increases the chances of wildfires in Califiornia?

I. Drought

II. Lightening

III. Campfires

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Question 21 21. What is the only geologic resource in California that is NOT a rock or a petroleum product?

Question 22 22. Prior to 1936, California was the largest source for crude oil and other petroleum products. Which states now exceed California's production?

Question 23 23. What metal is mined and extracted more than any other in California?

Question 24 24. How does California's geology raise additional revenue from tourism?

Question 25 25. What resource produces more wealth entering California's economy than any other non-petroleum product?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following tools can be used to predict wildfires so residents can take precautions?

Question 27 27. Which of the following monitoring devices can measure ground shaking during an earthquake?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is one way weather satellites can be used to mitigate the effects of hurricanes?

Question 29 29. What are Gutenberg-Richter diagram used for?

Question 30 30. Which of the following are used in earthquake-prone areas like Mexico to give residents a small amount of time to evacuate if an earthquake occurs?

California's Natural Resources & Hazards Chapter Exam Instructions

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