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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Richter Scale
  2. Tephra
  3. Seismograph
  4. Epicenter
  5. Convection currents
  1. a measures the magnitude of an earthquake
  2. b instrument used to record earthquakes
  3. c bits of rock or solidified lava dropped from the air
  4. d tectonic plates are moved around by these currents
  5. e point on Earth's surface directly above the focus

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an avalanche of glowing rocks flowing on a cushion of hot gases
  2. are the slowest and largest of the seismic waves and cause most of the destruction during an earthquake
  3. structures that can withstand earthquakes
  4. cone-shaped mountains that spew out lava or gas
  5. volcano formed by gentle eruptions of fluid lava

5 True/False questions

  1. Hot spotscone-shaped mountains that spew out lava or gas


  2. Seismic wavewave that passes through Earth


  3. Focusunderground center of an earthquake


  4. Magmamagma that has reached the surface of Earth


  5. Lithosphereis divided into about 13 major plates


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