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$100 Question Row 1. Located in the western United States, this volcano made news headlines when it erupted in 1980 after many years of dormancy. What is the name of this volcano?. . $100 Answer Row 1. Mt. Saint Helens. . Return. . . $200 Question Row 1. Though dormant now, this volcano erupted so dramatically about 2000 years ago that it covered the Roman town of Pompeii. What is the name of this volcano?.

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    1. Jeopardy

    3. $100 Answer Row 1 Mt. Saint Helens

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    5. $200 Question Row 1 Though dormant now, this volcano erupted so dramatically about 2000 years ago that it covered the Roman town of Pompeii. What is the name of this volcano?

    6. $200 Answer Row 1 Vesuvius

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    8. $300 Question Row 1 This famous volcano in Japan is a classic composite volcano. It is so noticeable a landmark that its name was used for a brand of Japanese film. What is the name of this volcano?

    9. $300 Answer Row 1 Mt. Fuji

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    11. $400 Question Row 1 This volcano came into existence rapidly, starting in a cornfield in Mexico in 1943 and becoming 450 meters high in nine years. It is a classic cinder cone volcano. What is the name of this volcano?

    12. $400 Answer Row 1 Paricutin

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    14. $500 Question Row 1 In 18xx, this volcano erupted so violently that the island it stood on virtually disappeared, and Europe experienced the year without a summer. What is this volcano?

    15. $500 Answer Row 1 Krakatau

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    17. $100 Question Row 2 This type of tectonic plate boundary is responsible for the formation of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. What is it called?

    18. $100 Answer Row 2 Divergent boundary

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    20. $200 Question Row 2 This type of tectonic plate boundary is responsible for the formation of the Himalayan mountain range. What is this boundary called?

    21. $200 Answer Row 2 Convergent boundary

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    23. $300 Question Row 2 The San Andreas Fault in California is a classic example of this type of boundary, in which the plate edges slide against each other. What is this boundary type?

    24. $300 Answer Row 2 Transform fault boundary

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    26. $400 Question Row 2 Convergent boundaries between oceanic and continental plates lead to a special process that causes ocean trenches and mountains near each other. What is this process?

    27. $400 Answer Row 2 subduction

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    29. $500 Question Row 2 Volcanoes are often formed at two different types of tectonic plate boundaries, though by different processes. What two types of boundaries commonly cause the formation of volcanoes?

    30. $500 Answer Row 2 Convergent and divergent boundaries

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    32. $100 Question Row 3 We live on a thin layer of Earth that is solid and cool. What is the name of this outer layer?

    33. $100 Answer Row 3 The crust

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    35. $200 Question Row 3 A layer of rock that is denser than that at Earths surface makes up abut 80% of the Earths volume. What is the name of this layer?

    36. $200 Answer Row 3 The mantle

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    38. $300 Question Row 3 The Earths core is subdivided into an inner core and an outer core. What is the state of matter of the outer core?

    39. $300 Answer Row 3 liquid

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    41. $400 Question Row 3 Earths inner core exists at very high temperatures. What is the estimated highest temperature in this layer?

    42. $400 Answer Row 3 6000 degrees Celsius

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    44. $500 Question Row 3 What factor is thought to cause the extremely high temperatures at the center of the Earth?

    45. $500 Answer Row 3 Radioactive isotopes

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    47. $100 Question Row 4 Earthquakes occur most frequently at tectonic plate boundaries. What is the exact point at which the earthquake originates called?

    48. $100 Answer Row 4 The focus

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    50. $200 Question Row 4 Earthquakes occurring in the middle of an ocean often give rise to huge destructive waves that travel long distances. What are these waves called?

    51. $200 Answer Row 4 tsunamis

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    53. $300 Question Row 4 Earthquakes can be measured with a special instrument that records vibrations of Earths surface at a specific location. What is this device called?

    54. $300 Answer Row 4 seismograph

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    56. $400 Question Row 4 How many seismographs are required to determine the originating point of an earthquake?

    57. $400 Answer Row 4 Three or more

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    59. $500 Question Row 4 What is the name of the common scale for measuring earthquake intensity based on perceived damages?

    60. $500 Answer Row 4 The Richter scale

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    62. $100 Question Row 5 Who was the originator of the idea of continental drift?

    63. $100 Answer Row 5 Alfred Wegner

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    65. $200 Question Row 5 According to the theory of continental drift, all Earths land masses were originally joined. What name is given to this land mass?

    66. $200 Answer Row 5 Pangaea

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    68. $300 Question Row 5 What physical evidence found in Brazil and in western Africa provided early support for the theory of continental drift?

    69. $300 Answer Row 5 Fossil remains

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    71. $400 Question Row 5 What is the present fastest rate of continental drift?

    72. $400 Answer Row 5 16 centimeters per year

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    74. $500 Question Row 5 What is thought to be the cause for the movement of tectonic plates?

    75. $500 Answer Row 5 Convection currents in the lower mantle

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    77. $100 Question Row 6 What two tectonic plates join near the San Andreas Fault?

    78. $100 Answer Row 6 Pacific Plate and North American Plate

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    80. $200 Question Row 6 What mountain range is formed at the junction of the Indian Plate and the Eurasian Plate?

    81. $200 Answer Row 6 Himalayan

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    83. $300 Question Row 6 What feature is formed at the juncture of the South American Plate and the African Plate?

    84. $300 Answer Row 6 Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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    86. $400 Question Row 6 What name is given to the region that is the boundary of the Pacific Plate?

    87. $400 Answer Row 6 Ring of Fire

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    89. $500 Question Row 6 What feature is located at the boundary of the Pacific Plate and the Eurasian Plate, one of the last unexplored regions on Earth?

    90. $500 Answer Row 6 Mariana Trench

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    92. Final Jeopardy Category : The Richter Scale

    93. Final Jeopardy Question: What is the largest Richter Scale earthquake intensity ever recorded?

    94. Final Jeopardy Answer: 8.4 The largest recorded Richter magnitude was 8.4 for an earthquake in 1964 in Alaska.

    95. Thanks for playing!

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