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ConcepTest: Continental Earthquakes

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell, David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn

Question:

Predict which continent experiences the fewest earthquakes per year.

a) Antarctica
b) North America
c) South America
d) Asia

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is A.

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Subject

Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Special Interest

Hazards

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Theme

Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Earthquakes

Earth System Topics

Solid Earth:Earthquakes, Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics

Topics

Geophysics