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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 :

Delhi lies in


Answer :

zone IV
zone VI
zone II
zone I


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 :

What should you do if you are in a highrise building doing an earthquake?
(A) run outdoors quakes
(B) protect your head with your arms
(C) hide under a table structures.
(D) move against an inner wall


Answer :

A, B
B, C
B,D
A,D


Question :

The tectonic plates float over the


Answer :

epicentre
mantle
earth's crust
water bodies


Question :

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


Answer :

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