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ConcepTest: Earthquakes and Plate Boundaries

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:

Use the map of plate boundaries below to predict which land mass experiences the fewest earthquakes per year.

a) India
b) Australia
c) South America
d) Asia

Plate Boundary Map

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is B.

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Subject

Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

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

Earth System Topics

Solid Earth:Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics

Topics

Geophysics