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Grade 4 Tectonics
Earthquakes are always predictable.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Tectonics
Which statement is TRUE about earthquakes?
  1. All of them can be prevented.
  2. Weak ones can be prevented.
  3. Some of them can be prevented.
  4. None of them can be prevented.
Grade 4 Tectonics
When tectonic plates slide past each other, this may cause a(n)               to occur.
  1. Earthquake
  2. Tornado
  3. Volcano
  4. Mountain
Grade 4 Tectonics
A long narrow crack in the Earth's crust is called a(n)?
  1. mountain
  2. plates
  3. fault
  4. continental slope
Grade 4 Tectonics
Cross bracing is a design used in architecture and engineering. Cross braces are X-shaped beams placed on the outside of building. The braces reinforce the building.

The human impacts by which natural hazard would be most reduced by using cross bracing?
  1. floods
  2. tsunamis
  3. earthquakes
  4. volcanic eruptions
Grade 4 Tectonics
a crack where earth's crust can move
  1. fault
  2. epicenter
  3. volcano
  4. earthquake
Grade 4 Tectonics
sudden movement that causes Earth's crust to shake
  1. fault
  2. volcano
  3. epicenter
  4. earthquake
Grade 4 Tectonics
The shaking of Earth's crust caused by underground vibrations is called an              earthquake             .
Grade 4 Tectonics
The place underground where plates moves and the earthquake begin.
  1. focus
  2. fault
  3. volcano
  4. earthquake
Grade 4 Tectonics
           Tsunamis           are enormous ocean waves caused by underwater earthquakes, landslides, or volcanoes.
Grade 4 Tectonics
The                  Richter scale                   is what measures the strength of earthquakes.
Grade 4 Tectonics
         Faults         are cracks in Earth's crust along with movement occurs.
Grade 4 Tectonics
The                 is the point on Earth's surface directly above the earthquake focus.
  1. fault
  2. margin
  3. epicenter
  4. Richter Scale
Grade 4 Tectonics
An earthquake may cause a           tsunami           to form in the ocean.
Grade 4 Tectonics
The sudden and violent shaking of the Earth is called an               earthquake.              
Grade 4 Tectonics
The point on Earth's surface that is directly above the focus of an earthquake is called:
  1. epicenter
  2. fault
  3. focus
Grade 4 Tectonics
           Tsunamis           are huge ocean waves caused by earthquakes.
Grade 4 Tectonics
Earthquakes can be predicted by scientists well in advance.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Tectonics
The three types of boundaries are             divergent            ,             convergent             , and            transform            .
Grade 4 Tectonics
What is a fault?
  1. large waves
  2. a minor earthquake
  3. breaks in the Earth's crust
  4. strong winds
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