English Plus Vocabulary Building Quiz | Earthquake

Quiz Group

English Plus

Quiz Difficulty

Intermediate

Number of Questions

10
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Time Needed

5 Minutes
Choose the best answer to complete the sentences.

Which word or words could best replace duration in "Even though the duration of the earthquake was short, probably no more than a few minutes, the powerful forces were too much for the walls of their stone house."?

duration
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Which word or words could best replace immense in "The family died, huddled together inside, along with hundreds of others that day, they were victims of an immense earthquake that struck southwest Cyprus in the year 365 A.D."?

immense
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Which word or words could best replace desolation in "For thousands, perhaps millions of years, earthquakes have shaken our planet, causing the fearful destruction and desolation that the residents of Cyprus experienced on that fateful day."?

desolation
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Which word or words could best replace structure in "To understand something about earthquakes, you need to understand the structure of our planet."?

structure
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Which word or words could best replace creep in "The continents ride on these plates, which creep over the earth's molten core."?

creep
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Which word or words could best replace converge in "In some areas the edges of the plates converge and grind together, creating one type of earthquake."?

converge
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Which word or words could best replace diverge in "In some cases, the plates diverge, stretching and thinning the crust. This allows molten rock in the earth's core to rise."?

diverge
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Which word or words could best replace vicinity in "If the plates are moving in different directions, earthquakes will persist in the vicinity."?

vicinity
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Which word or words could best replace theoretical in "In trying to guess how the earth had moved, scientists built theoretical models to show the forces that bad been involved."?

theoretical
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Which word or words could best replace culminate in "As the pressure increased, the strain grew, to finally culminate in the edge of one plate snapping."?

culminate
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