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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » Earthquakes : When the Ground Shakes - Class 8 Social Science MCQs (Free Practice Test)

Earthquakes : When the Ground Shakes - Class 8 Social Science MCQs (Free Practice Test)


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Question :

An earthquake is


Answer :

slipping of the mountain side.
sudden tremor of the earth.
collapsing of the earth.
eruption from the interior of the earth.


Question :

In India, 59% of the land is vulnerable to earthquakes of


Answer :

moderate intensity.
moderate to high intensity.
high intensity.
low intensity.


Question :

Delhi lies in


Answer :

zone IV
zone VI
zone II
zone I


Question :

We can reduce the damage caused by earth-


Answer :

by replacing buildings with concrete
by better preparations.
by plugging the faults.
by taking special care of people.


Question :

The magnitude of an earthquake is a measure of


Answer :

its vibrations,
its destruction
its size.
its duration.