Destruction Caused by Earthquakes - Quiz & Worksheet


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Identify how liquefaction occurs during an earthquake.

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1. Which of the following choices describes a tsunami?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Earthquakes can have devastating effects on land, man-made structures, and countries' economies. With these learning assessments, you'll be asked to identify the most significant types of damages caused by earthquakes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These learning assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • Definition of liquefaction
  • Example(s) of physical land destruction
  • Structural damages from earthquakes
  • Economic effects of earthquakes

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - define and recognize the types of destruction that are caused by earthquakes
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about natural disasters to answer questions about earthquakes
  • Making connections - assess how earthquakes impact the infrastructure of cities

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of natural disaster, watch the accompanying lesson titled Destruction Caused by Earthquakes. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Learn how earthquakes are caused and how they affect land
  • Understand the types of destruction caused by earthquakes, such as liquefaction
  • Assess why earthquakes can trigger tsunamis
  • Understand why earthquakes are among the most dangerous natural disasters.