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Praxis Biology & General Science: Earth and Space: Earthquakes and Earth's Surface Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is true about the Hawaiian islands?

Question 2 2. How are mantle plumes and hot spots related?

Question 3 3. What causes an earthquake?

Question 4 4. Why can geologists not predict earthquakes?

Question 5 5. Which of the following events is LEAST likely to trigger a tsunami?

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Question 6 6. How do scientists gather data about the interior layers of the earth?

Question 7 7. How does a magnitude 4 earthquake differ from a magnitude 8 earthquake in regard to energy?

Question 8 8. The elastic rebound theory explains how:

Question 9 9. When waves break down a sea cliff, pick up and carry the debris, and dump on the shore forming a beach, what processes are happening, and in what order are they happening?

Question 10 10. The seismic waves that do most of the shaking are:

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Question 11 11. The magnitude of an earthquake is how _____.

Question 12 12. The point where the earthquake occurs is called the:

Question 13 13. Geologists measured an earthquake at 3.8, but then measured another earthquake a day later at 4.6. How would a geologist analyze this situation?

Question 14 14. An unconformity is:

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT an agent of erosion?

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Question 16 16. How do earthquakes occur?

Question 17 17. What does it mean to say that the Richter scale is logarithmic?

Question 18 18. Geologists measure three different earthquakes on their seismographs within a few days. One quake registered at 4.2, one at 3.6, and the other at .3. Which quakes would most likely be the foreshock, the main earthquake and the aftershock?

Question 19 19. After an earthquake, S waves, or Shear waves

Question 20 20. After an earthquake, P waves, or compression waves

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Question 21 21. Compared to P-waves, surface waves travel _____ and cause _____ damage.

Question 22 22. Two effective methods of preventing soil erosion are crop rotation and contour farming. How are these two methods different?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a way that glaciers change landforms?

Question 24 24. The process where rocks and minerals are broken down by the elements of nature is called _____.

Question 25 25. How is erosion different from weathering?

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Question 26 26. Which is NOT a type of stress that causes rock to break underground?

Question 27 27. Which statement is FALSE about tectonic plates?

Question 28 28. Which part of the Earth is the lithosphere?

Question 29 29. What are the two ways soil is removed from the land?

Question 30 30. Farmer Brown is concerned about maintaining the health of her farm soil. After researching various options, she decides to _____.

Praxis Biology & General Science: Earth and Space: Earthquakes and Earth's Surface Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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