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5 Matching questions

  1. base-isolated building
  2. SYNCLINE
  3. magnitude
  4. seismograph
  5. mercalli scale
  1. a number assigned by geologists based on the Earth quakes size
  2. b developed to rate earthquakes according to the level of damage at a given place.
  3. c a fold in rock that bends downward to form a valley
  4. d instrument that records and measures seismic waves
  5. e building designed to reduce the amount of energy that reaches the building during an earthquake.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the fault is at an angle so one block of rock lies above the fault while the other block lies below the fault.
  2. the force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface
  3. same as a reverse fault except the blocks move in the opposite direction
  4. rocks on either side of the fault slip past each other sideways, with little up or down motion
  5. A type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground.

5 True/False questions

  1. plateauA type of seismic wave that compresses and expands the ground.

          

  2. surface waveA type of seismic wave that moves the ground up and down or side to side.

          

  3. hanging wallthe rock on a normal fault that lies below.

          

  4. compressionstress force that pulls on the crust stretching rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle.

          

  5. tensionthe force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface