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Concept 2 Quiz

Compare and contrast the properties of different types of seismic waves.

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Question 1.
Which earthquake body wave has the greater velocity?


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Question 2.
Which of the earthquake body waves cannot be transmitted through fluids?


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Question 3.
Identify the type of seismic wave recorded on this typical seismogram by selecting the correct response.

(Seismogram diagram, Copyright © Prentice Hall, Inc)




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Question 4.
Earthquake body waves are divided into two types called primary (P) waves and secondary (S) waves.


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Question 5.
Fluids (gases and liquids) cannot transmit P waves.


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Question 6.
P waves arrive at a recording station after S waves.


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Question 7.
The instrument used to record an earthquake is called a/an


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Question 8.
Which type of seismic wave typically causes the most damage to structural foundations?


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Question 9.
P waves travel at a constant velocity through Earth.


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Question 10.
P waves can be compared to the interaction between air and vocal cords to produce sound.


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