Assessment – Chapter 7 – Quiz Questions #4
pp. 153 - 155

1.  ____________________ Seismic waves that do not pass through liquids.

2. ____________________ A scientist that detects and interprets seismic waves.

3. ____________________ Vibrations that travel through Earth.

4. ____________________ Forward-and-backward seismic waves.

5. ____________________ Side-to-side seismic waves.

6. ____________________ Largest part of Earth’s interior that is made of rock.

7. ____________________ The inner iron-containing layer of Earth.

8. ____________________ Makes up plates that move about Earth’s surface. (Crust & upper mantle)

9. ____________________ Outermost surface of Earth.


10. You can create an up-and-down wave by wiggling a jump rope. What travels from one place to another during wave motion? What stays in place?


11. For each of these statements write either P-wave or S-wave:
            a. Travels through all material --
            b. Does NOT travel through liquids --
            c. Forward-and-backward motion --
            d. Side-to-side motion --
            e. Slower --
            f. Faster –

12. What causes the Earth’s magnetic field? Why is the magnetic field important?

13. Why isn’t the inner core a liquid like the outer core?


14. What are the differences between continental & oceanic crust?


15. What do you think would happen if there were no convection in Earth’s mantle?


16. Tell why these events in Jules Verne’s story, Journey to the Center of the Earth, are NOT possible:
              a. Entered Earth through an opening in a volcano.
              b. Climbed down through many strange chambers.
              c. Crossed an ocean at the center of Earth.
              d. Escaped to the surface by riding a volcanic eruption.