How The Earth is Shaped: Earthquakes, Faults & Tsunamis


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What can cause a tsunami?

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1. What is the term given for places where two plates meet?

2. What is the science of examining the large pieces of land and seabed that move on the Earth's surface?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Earth's shape is changing even today through many different processes and events. This quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of these processes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assets will check your knowledge of the following:

  • Tsunami causes
  • Another name for a place where two plates meet
  • What science concerns the movements of the land and seabed
  • The type of ball the Earth most closely resembles
  • What motions plates undergo

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will assess your ability to use the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding tsunamis and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as tsunami
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the movement of the Earth's crust

Additional Learning

Assess your understanding of tsunamis and earthquakes, review the lesson called How The Earth is Shaped: Earthquakes, Faults & Tsunamis. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Explaining the science behind how plates move across the Earth
  • Discussing the potential consequences of plate movements
  • Defining key terms, such as fault lines and tsunamis
  • Describing the plate movements that cause tsunamis and other geographic events, as well as their effects