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Geology Test Review

Quiz by Victoria Murphy

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  • Q1
    A volcano that is will never rumble to life again is called ________________
    active
    dormant
    inactive
    extinct
    30s
  • Q2
    This is caused by earthquakes that occur on the ocean floor
    volcanic eruption
    faults
    tsunami
    sea-floor spreading
    30s
  • Q3
    Where do convection currents occur?
    in the crust
    in the mantle
    in the inner core
    30s
  • Q4
    Why do deeper earthquakes usually occur at convergent boundaries?
    due to collisions and subduction
    due to rift valleys being created
    due to volcanic eruptions
    due to sea-floor spreading
    30s
  • Q5
    Which of the following is true about Mt. St. Helens' eruption?
    It was a shield volcano with runny lava
    It was a cinder cone volcano with mostly ash and cinder
    It was an incredibly explosive composite volcano
    30s
  • Q6
    A mountain formed by magma pushing up on the surface and not breaking through is called
    fault-block mountain
    dome mountain
    volcanic mountain
    folded mountain
    30s
  • Q7
    When continental plates collide _______________________ are formed.
    rift valleys
    folded mountains
    trenches
    dome mountains
    30s
  • Q8
    Where is the epicenter of an earthquake located?
    underground WHERE the earthquake begins
    underground BENEATH where the earthquake begins
    on the Earth's surface directly ABOVE where the earthquake begins
    on the Earth's surface WHERE the earthquake begins
    30s
  • Q9
    What determines how explosive or non-explosive an eruption will be?
    how deep the magma chamber is within the crust
    where the volcano is located
    dissolved gasses in the magma
    how often it has erupted
    30s
  • Q10
    Tree roots growing into cracks in rocks is an example of
    chemical weathering
    physical weathering
    erosion
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the following is NOT a type of chemical weathering?
    carbonic acid
    tree roots
    oxidation
    lichen
    30s
  • Q12
    Which of the following is NOT a source of erosion?
    waves
    people
    freezing and thawing of water
    glaciers
    30s
  • Q13
    An earthquake's rating on the Richter Scale is determined by its
    location of focus
    fault line
    magnitude
    effects on the land
    30s
  • Q14
    A seismograph is used to measure seismic waves that travel
    in an S- shape up and down or side to side
    through the crust compressing and expanding
    all of the above
    outward from the focus in a in a circular pattern
    30s
  • Q15
    The tectonic plates move
    approximately 1 in each year
    all of the above
    due to convection currents
    in the direction of the magma beneath them
    30s

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