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Second Quarter Science 8 Pretest

Quiz by Rhodalia Salamat

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

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

S8ES-IIa-15
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S8ES-IIc-17
S8ES-IIf-21
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  • Q1

    It refers to the rock’s zone of weakness where the breaking of the rocksstarts.

    focus    

    hanging wall

    foot wall

    fault

    60s
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  • Q2

    Which of the following describes the build-up and release of stress during an earthquake?

    Principle of Superposition

    Elastic Rebound Theory

    Travel Time Difference

    Modified Mercalli Scale

    60s
    S8ES-IIa-14
  • Q3

    What major fault line runs through Metro Manila?

    Central Philippine Fault

    Eastern Philippine Fault

    West Valley Fault

    Western Philippine Fault

    60s
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  • Q4

    The fault motion of a strike-slip fault is caused by __________.

    tensional forces

    compressional forces

    shearing forces

    gravity force

    60s
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  • Q5

    You heard from the news that the earthquake has an energy of 7.6. Which of the following is the correct term to be used to describe the energy of 7.6?

    Force

    Intensity

    Power

    Magnitude

    60s
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  • Q6

    How do scientists find out if a fault is either active or inactive?

    Scientists gather information from fossils and other ancient rocks.

    Scientists use meteorological observation and astronomical data.

    Scientists are studying the vibrations, past, andpresent that comes from faults.

    Scientists check the country's historical records about destructive events such as typhoons.

    60s
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  • Q7

    What type of faulting is illustrated in this diagram?

    Question Image

    normal fault

    thrust fault

    strike -slip fault

    reverse fault

    60s
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  • Q8

    As the waves travel deeper into the mantle of the Earth, which likely tohappen?

    S-waves are refracted

    S- waves penetrate the molten mantle

    P- waves create shadow zone

    P-waves are refracted

    60s
    S8ES-IIc-17
  • Q9

    It is an instrument used to measure the amount of energy released by an Earthquake.

    Seismograph

    Microscope

    Seismogram

    Stenograph

    60s
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  • Q10

    A type of fault which shows both dip-slip andstrike-slip motion is called _______.

    normal fault

    oblique-slip fault             

    strike-slip fault

    reverse fault

    60s
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  • Q11

    Which of the following statements does NOT explain the difference of earthquake’s magnitude and intensity?

    Magnitude is expressed using Roman Numerals while intensity is expressed using Hindu-Arabic numerals.

    Magnitude measures size or strengths of an earthquake while Intensity documents an earthquake’s damage.

    Magnitude is written in Hindu-Arabic numerals while intensity is measured in Roman Numerals.

    Magnitude measures the energy released while intensity measures the severity of shaking.

    60s
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  • Q12

    Which of the following is NOT the basis used by Earth scientists in classifying faults?

    The type of force that causes the movement.

    The occurrence of earthquakes along the faults.

    The angle of the fault with respect to the surface.

    The direction of slip along the fault.

    60s
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  • Q13

    Epicenter is the point on the earth’s surface that is vertically above the focus.

    At what point is the epicenter of an earthquake located?

    Question Image

    Point A

    Point B

    Point C

    Point A to C

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  • Q14

    Which of the following does NOT describe the Rayleigh waves?

    It produces elliptical motion

    It has the longest duration

    It vibrates side to side

    It is most frequently felt

    60s
    S8ES-IIc-17
  • Q15

    Which of the following explains the statements below?

    I. Body waves are vibrations which may inflict great damage to properties.

    II. Body waves are vibrations that travel through the interior of the Earth.

    Both statements are true

    The first statement is false and the second is true

    Both statements are false

    The first statement is true and the second is false

    60s
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