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Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes & Earthquakes Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. As the leading edge of a tectonic plate is forced back into the mantle, a small convection current forms beneath it, pulling it downwards. This is known as what?

Question 4 4. What are tectonic plates?

Question 5 5. Why do shield volcanoes tend to maintain a low profile and spread out over wide areas?

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Question 6 6. Jerry was making a list of mountains he thought were composite cone volcanoes. Look at his list and indicate which one Jerry will discover he was mistaken about once he does his research.

Question 7 7. Which type of volcano is comprised of layers of lava, ash and rock debris?

Question 8 8. The Hawaiian Islands are actually the tops of which broad, dome-shaped type of volcano?

Question 9 9. The seismic waves that do most of the shaking are:

Question 10 10. The magnitude of an earthquake is how _____.

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Question 11 11. P-waves travel as _____ waves while S-waves travel as _____ waves.

Question 12 12. A _____ is a machine that produces (a) _____.

Question 13 13. Mount St. Helens in Washington state is known for its massive volcanic eruption that occurred in 1980. The eruption reduced the elevation of the mountain from 9,677 feet to 8,363 feet and left a mile wide horseshoe-shaped crater where the mountain stood. How would a volcanologist classify this structure?

Question 14 14. Which process creates a lava plateau?

Question 15 15. Which geologic activity could be responsible for a fissure eruption from a volcano?

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Question 16 16. A volcano erupts, projecting highly gelatinous lava through a volcanic vent. What type of volcanic landform could be created by this event?

Question 17 17. How do earthquakes occur?

Question 18 18. Where is the epicenter of an earthquake found?

Question 19 19. How does tensional stress differ from shear stress?

Question 20 20. The point where the earthquake occurs is called the:

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Question 21 21. What causes an earthquake?

Question 22 22. Which of the following best describes a fault?

Question 23 23. The elastic rebound theory explains how:

Question 24 24. Which statement is FALSE about tectonic plates?

Question 25 25. How does the example of a pot of boiling water compare to the magma in the Earth?

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Question 26 26. Using an apple as a model of the earth, the peel, fruit, and core represent, in order:

Question 27 27. Plate tectonics is the theory that the Earth's _____ is broken into pieces that move around on top of the _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 29 29. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

Question 30 30. Which type of volcano is built from glassy lava fragments that explode from the volcano and cool quickly?

Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes & Earthquakes Chapter Exam Instructions

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