Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 8: Earthquakes and Earth's Interior Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which is NOT a type of stress that causes rock to break underground?

Question 2 2. Where is the epicenter of an earthquake found?

Question 3 3. Which of the following choices describes a tsunami?

Question 4 4. In addition to the structural damage that occurs during an earthquake, why are earthquakes so economically damaging?

Question 5 5. How do earthquakes occur?

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Question 6 6. Compared to P-waves, surface waves travel _____ and cause _____ damage.

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. If scientists can ONLY detect P waves in a certain layer of the Earth's interior, what does that tell us?

Question 9 9. What happens to P waves when they reach the outer core?

Question 10 10. A _____ is a machine that produces (a) _____.

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Question 11 11. What causes an earthquake?

Question 12 12. How does the mantle differ from the crust?

Question 13 13. How does a magnitude 4 earthquake differ from a magnitude 8 earthquake in regard to energy?

Question 14 14. Why would the Richter scale NOT be the best tool to use to precisely measure a 7.5 magnitude earthquake?

Question 15 15. Why can both P and S waves travel through the mantle?

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Question 16 16. Why is the inner core solid?

Question 17 17. The seismic waves that do most of the shaking are:

Question 18 18. What is the cause of earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains on Earth?

Question 19 19. Why can geologists not predict earthquakes?

Question 20 20. What can you expect to happen after experiencing an earthquake?

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Question 21 21. What are the characteristics of an earthquake that make it so damaging?

Question 22 22. How does fire danger increase during earthquakes?

Question 23 23. Which statement is FALSE about tectonic plates?

Question 24 24. The elastic rebound theory explains how:

Question 25 25. Identify how liquefaction occurs during an earthquake.

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Question 26 26. What does it mean to say that the Richter scale is logarithmic?

Question 27 27. The _____ is where the earthquake occurs; the _____ is directly above it on the surface.

Question 28 28. How does the inner core differ from the outer core?

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. The magnitude of an earthquake is how _____.

Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 8: Earthquakes and Earth's Interior Chapter Exam Instructions

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