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Tectonic Plates & Disasters Quiz

A quiz about where disasters occur and how the tectonic plates cause disasters. 10 Questions.

 
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1

Which of these do not occur because of tectonic plates?

  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanic Eruptions
  • Tropical Storms
  • Tsunamis

2

Which volcano erupted violently in 1878 BC?

  • Etna
  • Vesuvius
  • Krakatoa
  • Yellowstone

3

Match these hazards to their hazard category

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Left

  • Climate
  • Geographic
  • Technologic
  • Biologic

Right

  • Disease
  • Forest Fires
  • Volcanoes
  • Nuclear Meltdowns

4

In Iceland there is a fault (crack in the Earth's crust) where 2 plates meet, which 2 tectonic plates are these?

  • North American and European
  • Phillipines and European
  • Asian and European
  • African and European

5

Put these events in chronological order.

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  • The plates collide at a destructive margin
  • The oceanic plate gets subducted
  • Creates volcanoes
  • Volcanoes erupt

6

What type of volcano is yellowstone?

  • Super volcano
  • Composite volcano
  • Shield volcano
  • Lake volcano

7

In Pompeii in 79 AD Vesuvius erupted and unleashed a flow of gases called a what?

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8

Match these events with the plate boundaries they take place at.

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Left

  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Fold Mountains
  • Tropical Storms

Right

  • Destructive
  • Constructive / Destructive
  • None
  • Any

9

Most earthquakes are located in the ring of what? Japan is located iside the ring.

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10

What enables tectonic plates to move?

  • Humans
  • Convection currents
  • Confluences
  • The Moon's gravitational pull

 

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