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Understanding Earth

Geology/Geography/Oceanography/Atmospheric Sciences

Quiz 14 :

Exploring Earths Interior

Quiz 14 :

Exploring Earths Interior

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What principle is based on the continents being less dense than the underlying mantle?
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B

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Continental crust beneath mountains can be up to ___ kilometers thick.
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C

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How thick is the oceanic crust?
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A

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Which of the following statements about the Mohorovičić discontinuity (Moho)is false?
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Why is the average elevation of the continents higher than the average elevation of the seafloor?
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Where do P waves travel fastest?
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The S-wave shadow zone extends from ____ to 180° angular distance from the earthquake focus.
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How thick is average lithosphere?
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Which of the following statements is true?
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Which of the following regions in Earth consists primarily of olivine and pyroxene?
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Which of the following correctly lists the three rock types in order of increasing P-wave velocity?
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The oceanic crust consists mostly of
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Which of the following statements about the asthenosphere is false?
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Which of the following seismic waves will arrive at a seismograph first?
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What is the approximate distance from the surface to the center of Earth?
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How fast do P waves travel through granite?
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After melting of a continental ice cap,the surface of the continent will tend to
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Which of the following statements is false?
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Which layer in Earth does not transmit S waves?
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Which of the following marks the boundary between the crust and the mantle?
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