Ch22 - MULTIPLE CHOICE Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question 1 The velocity of a seismic wave

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Unformatted text preview: MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) The velocity of a seismic wave depends on 1) _______ A) i t s am plit ud e. t h e c o mpetence of the sediment it travels through. its frequency. D) the type of material it travels through. 2) Seismic waves are classified as body waves and surface waves. An example of a body wave is a 2) _______ A) Love wave. B) primary wave (P- w ave). Rayleigh wave. D) tertiary wave (T- w ave). 3 ) Motion in a P- wave is 3) _______ A) up and down. B) longitud inal. transverse. D) side to side. 4 ) The fastest seismic wave is a 4) _______ A) primary wave. B) Rayleig h wave. secondary wave. D) tertiary wave. 5 ) Earthquake P- waves 5) _______ A) c a n n o t p r o p aga te thr ou gh the Ear th's cor e. a r e l o n gitudinal vibration s similar to sound waves. travel in straight lines through the Earth's core. D) are transverse vibrations similar to sound waves. 6) A seismograph 6) _______ A) m e a s u r e s gr ou nd mo ve me nt. m e a s ures fault displace ment. helps prevent Earthquakes. D) predicts Earthquakes. 7) Secondary waves can travel through all areas of the Earth except the 7) _______ A) inner core. B) surface. mantle. D) outer core. 8 ) The propagation of seismic waves through Earth's interior provides evidence of internal layering. The first boundary discovered was the 8) _______ A) b o u n d a r y b e tw een the inn er an d out er cor e. b o u n d a ry between the mantle and the crust. boundary between the outer core and the mantle. D) boundary between the upper and lower mantle. 9) An Earthquake occurs as 9) _______ A) s e i s m i c w a ves tra vel to Ear th's sur fac e. e n e r g y r eleased from Earth's interior travels to Earth's surface. energy released at the Earth's surface travels to Earth's interior. D) seismic waves travel to Earth's interior. E) A and B. 10) Earth's internal layers were discovered by studying 10) ______ A) R a y l e i gh and Lov e wav es. c o nvection cells. the Mohorovicic discontinuity. D) seismic waves. 11) The Earth's liquid and solid layers were discovered by studying the propagation of seismic waves through Earth's interior. P- waves ________; S- waves ________. 11) ______ A) a r e t h e f a s t e s t o f a l l s e i s mic wav es and the first to regi ster on a seis mog raph ; are...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course PS 300 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Ch22 - MULTIPLE CHOICE Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question 1 The velocity of a seismic wave

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