Geography Key Terms

1. What does the richter scale measure?

  • Magnitude of earthquakes
  • Strength of volcanoes
  • Magnitude of hurricanes
  • Magnitude of Tsunaims
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2. Shield volcano

  • A volcano with gentle slopes
  • A volcano that occurs at a destructive plate boundary
  • None of the above
  • A volcano with steep slopes

3. What happens at a constructive plate boundary?

  • 1 plate subducts under the other
  • 2 plates move away from each other
  • 2 plates move together
  • None of the above

4. What is a composite volcano?

  • A volcano with gentle slopes
  • A volcano that occurs at a constructive boundary
  • A volcano with steep slopes + layers of ash and lava
  • A volcano with just steep slopes

5. What happens at a destructive boundary?

  • None of the above
  • The oceanic crust subducts under the continental crust
  • The plates disappear under the ocean surface
  • The plates move together

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