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4.1 Quiz: The Earth's Interior, Earthquakes and Faults

Quiz by Bea Bernadith Ramos

Grade 8
Science
Philippines Curriculum: Grades K-10 (MELC)

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Grade 8
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Philippines Curriculum: Grades K-10 (MELC)

S8ES-IIa-14
S8ES-IIa-15

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  • Q1

    IDENTIFICATION. Write your answers in CAPITAL letters.

    This is the topmost layer of the Earth that is approximately 15 to 50 kilometers deep.

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    60s
  • Q2

    IDENTIFICATION. Write your answers in CAPITAL letters.

    This is the thickest layer of the Earth that composes almost 87% of the earth's volume.

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  • Q3

    IDENTIFICATION. Write your answers in CAPITAL letters.

    This is the innermost layer of the Earth that is composed of a liquid outer layer and a solid inner layer.

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  • Q4

    IDENTIFICATION. Write your answers in CAPITAL letters.

    This is a boundary found in between the crust and the mantle.

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  • Q5

    IDENTIFICATION. Write your answers in CAPITAL letters.

    This an inconsistent boundary which can be seen between the lower mantle and the outer core.

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    60s
  • Q6

    TRUE OR FALSE

    The Continental Drift Theory believes that the continents were once a big landmass called Pangaea.

    true
    false
    True or False
    60s
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  • Q7

    TRUE OR FALSE

    The lithosphere is composed of little landmass known as plates and their movement causes major changes in the Earth's surface.

    true
    false
    True or False
    60s
    S8ES-IIa-14
  • Q8

    TRUE OR FALSE

    Surface waves cause more damage for they are faster than body waves, and therefore delivers energy from the focus of the earthquake to its surroundings faster.

    false
    true
    True or False
    60s
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  • Q9

    TRUE OR FALSE

    Rayleigh waves are body waves that move horizontally that cause plate to move side to side.

    false
    true
    True or False
    60s
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  • Q10

    TRUE OR FALSE

    The intensity of an earthquake is dependent on the distance of a place from the epicenter.

    true
    false
    True or False
    60s
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  • Q11

    Which of the following is TRUE about earthquakes?

    All of the above

    This is the natural fast shaking of the Earth's lithosphere due to the release of energy stored in rocks.

    An earthquake is caused by a movement along land fractures or faults.

    The movement of magma along the lithosphere can cause earthquakes.

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  • Q12

    Which of the following scales can be used to actually measure the size of the earthquake in its source?

    PHIVOLCS Earthquake Intensity Scale

    All of the above

    Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

    Richter Magnitude Scale

    300s
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  • Q13

    Which of the following is defined as the measurement of the characteristic of an earthquake based on its effect on different places?

    None of the above

    Tectonic activities

    Intensity

    Magnitude

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  • Q14

    Which of the following is TRUE about a fault which caused an earthquake to happen three years ago?

    The fault is inactive.

    The fault will take a rest then wake up after 10 years.

    The fault is undergoing dormancy.

    The fault is considered as active.

    300s
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  • Q15

    Which of the following is not a kind of fault based on the direction of its movement?

    Normal fault

    Strike-slip fault

    Thrust fault

    Dormant fault

    300s
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