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Earthquakes & Volcanoes Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What happens at the plate boundaries around the Ring of Fire that leads to the production of volcanic mountains?

Question 2 2. Which mountain range was produced in the Ring of Fire?

Question 3 3. Which ocean is the site of the Ring of Fire?

Question 4 4. Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes that occur _____.

Question 5 5. Where is the epicenter of an earthquake found?

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Question 6 6. How does tensional stress differ from shear stress?

Question 7 7. Which of the following terms is used to describe hot molten rock from deep within the earth?

Question 8 8. What is the classification of a volcano that has not erupted in the past 10,000 years, but has the potential to erupt in the future?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a TRUE statement?

Question 10 10. Which of the following theories asserts that earth's crust is broken up into plates?

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Question 11 11. What separates the South American plate and the African plate?

Question 12 12. Which of the following major plates is located farthest south?

Question 13 13. How does the inner core differ from the outer core?

Question 14 14. Why is the inner core solid?

Question 15 15. Which parts of the Earth are contained in the lithosphere?

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Question 16 16. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's crust _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements BEST categorizes a transform boundary?

Question 18 18. Why does oceanic crust slide below the continental crust in a convergent boundary to create ocean trenches?

Question 19 19. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

Question 20 20. When the mantle pushes the edges of a tectonic plate higher, gravity can pull downward on it, causing the plate to move. This is known as what?

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Question 21 21. As the leading edge of a tectonic plate moves back into the Earth, gravity can assist its movement downward. This is known as what?

Question 22 22. All of the following are examples of natural events except:

Question 23 23. Landslides can be caused by:

Question 24 24. All of the following are true about earthquakes except:

Question 25 25. Mount Pinatubo is located in what country?

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Question 26 26. Who ordered the evacuation before Mount Pinatubo erupted?

Question 27 27. Which of the following was a warning sign of the upcoming eruption at Mount Pinatubo?

Question 28 28. Which volcano is NOT a part of the Ring of Fire?

Question 29 29. The point where the earthquake occurs is called the:

Question 30 30. What is the name given to an area of the Pacific Ocean Basin that is tectonically active?

Earthquakes & Volcanoes Chapter Exam Instructions

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