EESA06 Quiz 1 Page 1
User Celia Duong
Submitted 1/27/11 7:12 PM
Score 32 out of 35 points
Time Elapsed 48 minutes, and 6 seconds out of 1 hour
The movements of the continents can be figured out in real time using ___.
Correct Answer: GPS
Please examine this figure. Which of the following
statements about this figure is FALSE?
Correct Answer: c. this convergent
boundary shows two oceanic plates coming together
Wegener suggested that the continents move about by
plowing through the seafloor. This mechanism was accepted
by most scientists until later when Tuzo Wilson suggested
Correct Answer: Disagree
Looking for oil and gas is primarily the job of an exploration and mining geoscientist.
Correct Answer: False
Seismic P waves travel faster in ___.
Correct Answer: b. Mantle
What does differentiation mean?
Correct Answer: c. the heavier materials making up planet Earth sunk toward the centre
of the planet to form the core, intermediate density materials formed
the mantle and light materials formed the crust
Liquefaction is ___.
Correct Answer: b. when a water saturated soil or sediment turns into a liquid, often
due to earthquake shaking
PLEASE USE THE DROP DOWN MENU (arrowhead).
Primary waves - are body waves that vibrate parallel to the direction of wave propagation.
Secondary waves - are body waves that have particles vibrating perpendicular to the direction of wave
propagation. EESA06 Quiz 1 Page 2
Love waves - are surface waves with a side to side motion.
Rayleigh waves - are surface waves that are similar to ocean waves and cause a rolling motion on the
What is shown in this image?
Correct Answer: a. transform fault
Please use the DROP DOWN MENUS (arrowheads) to
choose your answers. [i] are often caused by [j]. For
instance, the one in Indonesia/Sumatra was caused by
an [k] resulting from the subduction of the Burma plate
beneath the India plate.
Correct Answer: tsunami are often caused by earthquake(s). For instance, the one in
Indonesia/Sumatra was caused by an earthquake(s) resulting from the
subduction of the Burma plate beneath the India plate.
Please match the following statements with the
convergent boundary type that best suits each of them.
Question Correct Match Selected Match
This type of convergent boundary will form a volcanic
island arc. B.
This type of convergent boundary will form a continental
volcanic arc. A.
This type of convergent boundary will form a mountain
chain like the Himalayas. C.
The seafloor is as old as planet Earth.
Correct Answer: Disagree
Convergent plate boundaries are more likely to have deep focus earthquakes than are divergent plate
Correct Answer: Agree EESA06 Quiz 1 Page 3
In which plate tectonic setting are we most likely to find the deepest ocean trenches?
Correct Answer: c. convergent boundaries
Please use the DROP DOWN MENUS (arrowheads) to choose your answers. Meteorites are useful
because they are [a]. The most common type of meteorites is [b] which are kind of like the [c] of planet
Earth. The [d] type is most commonly found in museums, and it is more like the [e] of planet Earth.
Correct Answer: Please use the DROP DOWN MENUS (arrowheads) to choose your
answers. Meteorites are useful because they are older than Earth's
surface rocks. The most common type of meteorites is stony which are
kind of like the mantle of planet Earth. The iron type is most commonly
found in museums, and it i