Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes & Earthquakes Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which geologic activity could be responsible for a fissure eruption from a volcano?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT found inside a volcano?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. A volcano erupts, projecting highly gelatinous lava through a volcanic vent. What type of volcanic landform could be created by this event?

Question 5 5. What are tectonic plates?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. 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 8 8. 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 9 9. The point where the earthquake occurs is called the:

Question 10 10. Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes in which of the following locations?

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Question 11 11. How do earthquakes occur?

Question 12 12. Where is the epicenter of an earthquake found?

Question 13 13. The magnitude of an earthquake is how _____.

Question 14 14. The seismic waves that do most of the shaking are:

Question 15 15. P-waves travel as _____ waves while S-waves travel as _____ waves.

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Question 16 16. A _____ is a machine that produces (a) _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following best describes a fault?

Question 18 18. The _____ is where the earthquake occurs; the _____ is directly above it on the surface.

Question 19 19. What causes an earthquake?

Question 20 20. The elastic rebound theory explains how:

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. The Hawaiian Islands are actually the tops of which broad, dome-shaped type of volcano?

Question 23 23. Which type of volcano is comprised of layers of lava, ash and rock debris?

Question 24 24. Which type of volcano is built from glassy lava fragments that explode from the volcano and cool quickly?

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

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements about tectonic plates is FALSE?

Question 28 28. When plates that are higher at the spreading center flow downhill and eventually flatten out to the ocean floor, we call that _____.

Question 29 29. Which process creates a lava plateau?

Question 30 30. The process by which heat from the Earth's interior causes magma to rise and sink is known as what?

Tectonic Plates, Volcanoes & Earthquakes Chapter Exam Instructions

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