Volcanoes, Earthquakes & Tidal Waves Worksheet-2

Volcanoes, Earthquakes & Tidal Waves Worksheet-2


Multiple Choice Questions (with more than one option):

  1. Mark the phenomena that occur due to the movement within the Earth.

(A) Tidal waves                    (B) Vehicle accidents

(C) Flood                               (D) Volcanic eruptions     

(E) Earthquakes


  1. Mark the active volcanoes.

(A) Mt. Vesuvius                 (B) Mt. Fuji               

(C) Mt. Elbrus                     (D) Mt. Kilimanjaro

(E) Mt. Erebus


  1. Seismograph is used to measure:

(A) Intensity of earthquakes

(B) Direction of earthquakes

(C) Height of earthquakes

(D) Width of earthquakes

(E) Duration of earthquakes


  1. Which of the following states were most affected by Tsunami occurred in 2004?

(A) Tamil Nadu                   (B) Maharashtra      

(C) Gujarat                           (D) Uttar Pradesh             

(E) Kerala


  1. True/False

a.      Volcanoes are usually in the form of spherical mountains.

b.      Lava on cooling solidifies and forms soil.

c.      Some active volcanoes are found on Venus.

d.      The volcanoes that have not erupted in a long time but may erupt in future are known as active volcanoes.

e.      The volcanoes that have stopped erupting are known as dormant volcanoes.

f.       Some islands have been formed by the eruption of undersea volcanoes.

g.      The point under the ground where the earthquake begins is known as epicenter.

h.      Ahmedabad was the epicentre of an Earthquake that hit Gujarat in 2001.

i.       We can control earthquake by taking precautions.

j.       Tremendous amount of energy is released during earthquake.

k.      The ratio scale is used to measure the magnitude of an earthquake.

l.       Level 1 in the Richter scale indicates an earthquake that is very destructive and massive.

n.      Level 8 in the Richter scale indicate an earthquake that is very destructive and massive.

m.     Earthquake does not occur under the sea.

o.      Tsunami is a Mexican word meaning “harder wave”.


  1. Match the column.


Miscellaneous Questions:

Write “should” or “should not” for the following statements regarding the actions to be taken at the time of an Earthquake.

  1. We ___ push each other on the staircase in panic.

  1. We ____ spread rumors to save others from the effect of Earthquake.


Fill in the blanks:

  1. ____ occur/s when parts of the crust (uppermost layer of the Earth) move against each other.
  2. Volcanoes that may erupt at any time or have erupted in the recent past years are known as ___ volcanoes.
  3. Volcanoes that have stopped erupting are known as ___ volcanoes.
  4. Violent shaking movements caused by shifting rocks are known as ___.


Answer Key:

(14)  (A,D,E)

(15)  (A,B,E)

(16)  (A,B,E)

(17)  (A,E)

(18)  a.-False; b.-False; c.-True; d.-False; e.-False; f.-True; g.-False; h.-False; i.-False; j.-True; k.-False; l.-False; n.-True; m.-False; o.-False

(19)  1-f; 2-e; 3-a; 4-c; 5-b; 6-d

(20) should not/ shouldnot

(21)  should not/ shouldnot

(22)  Earthquake/Earthquakes

(23)  Active

(24)  Extinct

(25)  Shockwave/ shockwaves/ shockwave/ shockwaves