Here in this Geography quiz, we will dive into the study of earthquakes and volcanoes. Volcanoes and earthquakes are a major cause of so many disasters such as landslides, tsunamis, etc. This quiz thus covers the basic concepts on this section of Geography.
Earthquakes are violent shakings on the ground caused by movements within the earth’s crust or volcanic action. They could sometimes serve as a warning of an impending eruption. On the other hand, a volcano is a conical mountain or hill, having a vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapour, and gases are or have erupted from the earth's crust. Some of the gases involved in volcanic eruptions are hydrogen sulfide, sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide, etc. When a volcano erupts, the pressure from the rising magma triggers earthquake activities. Scientists have been able to illustrate this and also know what type of earthquake to watch out for.
It is usually said that practice makes perfect. For this reason, this quiz is here to enable you to practice in order to master some theories on volcanoes and earthquakes. Good luck as you practice with us.
The earth's core is mainly made up of which metal?
The earth's crust is made up of separate pieces called what?
The earth is made up of how many layers?
What instrument is used to measure an earthquake?
What type of volcano has not erupted for many years but could still do so?
What is the name of the earth's thin surface layer?
Which of these areas is unlikely to suffer an earthquake?
What is the name for the main opening in a volcano?
Molten rock inside the earth has what name?
Which volcanoes are formed from runny lava and have gently sloping sides?
What word describes the plates of the earth's crust?
Volcanoes that have erupted recently are called what?
What is the underground point where an earthquake starts?
Which is not a type of plate boundary?
Which layer is immediately below the earth's crust?