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This quiz is regarding earthquakes, its causes and what to do during earthquakes and other information.
1. Earthquake are the release of sudden:
a.pressure
b.energy
c.speed
d.space
 
2. Earthquakes causes:
a.seismic waves
b.tornadoes
c.hailstorms
d.floods
 
3. Earthquakes are recorded with a:
a.Thermometer
b.Barometer
c.Seismograph
d.Speedometer
 
4. The intensity of shaking is measured by the:
a.Richter Scale
b.Spencer Scale
c.Mayer Scale
d.Mercalli Scale
 
5. Earthquakes might also cause:
a.cracks
b.tsunamis
c.black holes
d.disruptions in the time space continuum
 
6. The earthquake’s initial point of rupture is called:
a.start
b.eye
c.epicenter
d.focus
 
7. The largest earthquake of the twentieth century occurred along the coast of which continent?
a.North America
b.Asia
c.South America
d.Africa
 
8. If you find yourself indoors during an earthquake, is it usually better to rush outside or to take cover inside?
a.stay inside
b.rush outside
c.either way you’re doomed
d.either way you’re safe
 
9. The first seismic instruments accurate enough to be used in the scientific study of earthquakes were invented in the 1880s in which country?
a.China
b.Japan
c.USA
d.UK
 
10. Earthquakes are naturally occurring:
a.True
b.False
 
11. Earthquakes are caused because
a.sliding tectonic plates hit each other
b.the earth is weak
c.people jump together around the world to make it move
d.none of the above
 
12. Which wave is the most destructive?
a.P-wave
b.S-wave
c.L-wave
d.B-wave
 
13. A scientist who studies earthquakes is called a?
a.meteorologist
b.a giantess
c.fred
d.seismologist
 
14. Which is the earthquake having the most no. of casualties in 20th century?
a.Tangshen
b.Beijing
c.San Andreas
d.ABSASAHI
 
15. which of the following is an example of biotic factors?
a.algae
b.water
c.land
d.sun
 
16. Which english film was an earthquake film?
a.2011
b.2012
c.2010
d.2014
 
17. Earthquake occured tsunami at scale
a.7,2
b.7,4
c.7,5
d.7,7
 
18. Mega-Tsunami is a really big destruction caused by
a.land slide
b.earthquake
c.volcano
d.tornado
 
19. What is Tremor scale?
a.2-4,9 richter scale
b.5-6,9 richter scale
c.7-9,5 richter scale
d.9,5 or above
 
20. if you trap in debris,which one is incorrect?
a.cover your nose and mouth
b.yell for help often
c.don't move around
d.don't head the exits
 
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What others think about Earthquake
By: Hunter on Feb 29, 2012
  EARTHQUAKES ARE BAD
By: Chaunte on Feb 3, 2011
  Convergent boundaries are most severe causes of earthquakes.
By: POOP on Oct 21, 2010
  i LOVE EARTHQUAES AND POOP
By: Chad Boehne on May 19, 2010
  I am 13 years old and I'm taking this test as part of my advanced science class.
By: claire on Feb 23, 2010
  They can be dangerous
By: Joshua on Nov 7, 2009
  I AM THE MOST SMARTEST IN EARTH SCIENCE
By: Roxanna on Oct 27, 2009
  one of the major earthquakes that happened was in Hawaii on november 1975. It was a sad day.
By: HARINI on Oct 2, 2009
  I am in bhuj(Gujarat),when earthquake occured.When my house was going inside earth i and my cousins jumped from the roof,sincemy parents were in surat.It was really shocking as well as exciting to.
By: Carolyn on Jul 28, 2009
  The Earth rings like a bell for up to a month after a large earthquake (over magnitude 8.3). This is because the seismic waves are bouncing around inside the earth. A special instrument is needed to hear it though as the tone is very low.
By: tanya on Jun 7, 2009
  earthquakes are natural hazards and the form under the tectonic hazards
By: Patty on Jun 1, 2009
  Good review quiz
  

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