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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:

The figure below was drawn by a student to show the relationship between earthquake epicenters (filled circles) and a convergent plate boundary (red line). The figure represents a boundary between an oceanic plate and a continental plate. The oceanic plate was moving from east to west (right to left). The size of the filled circle indicates the earthquake magnitude. What would be the best advice you could give to the student to improve the figure? This figure would best be improved if

a. the figure was redrawn to replace some of the small magnitude earthquakes and with medium and large magnitude earthquakes.

b. the figure was redrawn to replace some of the medium magnitude earthquakes and with small and large magnitude earthquakes.

c. the figure was redrawn to replace some of the large magnitude earthquakes and with small and medium magnitude earthquakes.

Student Convergent Boundary Sketch

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Subject

Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes

Topics

Geophysics