Quiz Meeting 7
1.What is the author’s main purpose in the passage?
a.To describe the San Andreas Fault
b.To give a definition of a fault
c.To explain the reason for tremors and earthquakes
d.To classify different kinds of faults
2.How does the author define the San Andreas Fault?
a.A plate that underlies the North American continent
b.A crack in the Earth’s crush between two plates.
c.Occasional tremors and earthquakes
d.Intense pressure that builds up
3.The word originates in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by
4.In which direction does the western side of the fault move?
5.The word it in the paragraph 1 refers to
6.The word intermittent in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by which one of the following?
7.Along the San Andreas Fault, tremors are
a.small and insignificant
b.rare, but disastrous
8.The phrase “the Big One” refers to which of the following?
a.A serious earthquake
b.The San Andreas Fault
c.The river scale
9.Which of the following words best describes the San Andreas Fault?