Department of Education

Region III
Division of Pampanga

FIRST QUARTER EXAMINATION IN GRADE 10-SCIENCE

DIRECTIONS; Multiple Choices: Choose the letter of the best answer. (Use capital
letter)
1. What most likely to happen when convection occurs?
A. Rocks with the same temperature float
B. Rocks with different temperature sink
C. Heavy rocks sink while lighter rocks float
D. Rocks with high temperature rise while rocks with low temperature sink
2. Which statement describes the location of the earthquake epicenters and
the location of volcanoes around the world?
A. They are far from each other
B. They are near from each other
C. If earthquake’s epicenter is at Pt A then volcanoes are at Pt B
D. If earthquake’s epicenter is at pt A then volcanoes are at Pt A
3. The following are the steps in locating the epicenter of an earthquake.
Arrange
them in order
I. Once you have drawn the circles , locate the point where all intersect
II. Detemine the time interval between the arrival of the Pwave and
Swave
From at least three different seismic stations
III. Measure the epicentral distances then draw circles to represent each
distance on a map
IV. Measure the interval to the closes second then use a graph to convert
the
S-P interval to the epicentral distance
A. II,IV,III,I
B. IV,II,III,I
C. III,I,II,IV
D. II,III,IV,I
4. What causes the formation of current?
I. Amount of heat supplied to the substance
II. Amount of molecules at the top and bottom
III. High temperature at the bottom and low temperature at the top
IV. The difference in density of the molecules is caused by the difference
in temperature
A. I only
B. I and II only
C. II and IV only
D. I, III and IV
5. Which of the following could cause major earthquake?
A. Less active fault line
B. More active fault line
C. Inactive fault line for a short period of time
D. Active fault line for a long period of time

6. The following are the important geological processes that occur when plates
are in constant motion except
A. Forest
B. Earthquake
C. Volcanoes
D. Formation of mountain belts
7. During earthquake, the most violent shaking occurs at the
A. Ridge
B. Focus
C. Epicenter
D. Ring of fire
8. What supports the statement oceanic crust sinks deeper than the
continental crust?

Outer core is made of iron and nickel. They are found in both continental and oceanic plates C. Plates X and Y are oceanic plates C. . Which statement best describes the distribution and location of earthquake’s epicenter.Plates X and Y converge. They are not randomly distributed and are found along the edges of some continents D.What type of plate boundary is displayed by Nazca Plate and South American Plate? A.Which best describes San Andreas Fault? A. Elasticity B. Volcanism D. Liquid due to high pressure and temperature 15. What plates are they? A. Plate X is the oceanic plate while plate Y is the continental plate 14. what states of matter is it and why? A. divergent C. They are found in some continental plates B. plate Y bends downward while plate X floats higher. Ductility 16. Gas due to high pressure and temperature D. volcanoes and mountain ranges? A. A. Fault where plates move apart 13 . Subduction D. A. Durability C. continental crust is denser than the oceanic crust C. seismicity C. mountain formation B. Convergent B. Solid due to the great pressure B. convergent B. They are randomly distributed and are found between continents and oceans 10. It is the property of the upper mantle that facilitates the movement of the lithosphere plates. subduction 11. transform D. Plasticity D.The following are the basis of scientist in dividing earth’s lithosphere into several plates except A. Divergent C. Transform fault . Liquid due to high temperature C. Plate X is the continental plate while Plate Y is the oceanic plate D. Fault that is found in the continent D. Fault located within the ocean basin B. what type of plate boundary is Exhibited? A. Plates X and Y are continental plates B.Plates M and N create a zone of tension . oceanic crust is thicker than the continental crust 9. Fault take place in the middle of a layer C. Rock formation 12. oceanic crust is denser than the continental crust B. they are of the same densities D.

When two plates of different densities converge. Density B. Slip-slide 25. a depression on the ocean floor is formed. Island arc B. Earthquake 21. Creation of new sea floor D. Tsunami C. Convergent B. trench 20. Continental Drift theory C. 17. Earthquake 22. Volcanoes D. Temperature 18. this is known as A. Trench C. Mountains B. Pressure D. Mountain C.What type of plate boundary is involved when there is no subduction process.The velocity of the seismic wave increases as it passes from crust to the mantle.It is the theory which suggests that earth’s crust is made up of plates that interact in various ways. Depression C. Transform D. Trench B. mountain ridges C. thus producing earthquakes. volcano D.The area in the mantle from which hot materials rise as a thermal plume is known as A. Submarine mountain range . Hot pot D. Convection 19. Conduction D.What most likely to happen when denser plate slides under the less dense plate? A. mountains.The following are the effects found at a divergent boundary between oceanic plates except A. Island arc B. what geologic features might form at the surface of Plate B? A. A. Vegmon’s theory D. thus mountains are formed instead of volcanoes. Two oceanic plates converge (plates B and C). what would be formed at the surface of the ocean? A. Plate tectonics 24.Please refer to question # 20 If the edge of plate B suddenly flicks upward. Subduction B. Convection current 23. what factors affect the velocity? A. Divergent C. Volcanic activity C. Pangaea B. Volcanoes D.Plate C sinks deeper towards The mantle. Volume C. Tsunami B. A. volcanoes and other geologic activities.

Divergent (continental) C. Divergent C. Trenches D. Himalayan Peaks D. S waves travel through all states of matter D. Divergent (oceanic) D. P waves can only travel through solid C. Crust and upper mantle C.Which of the of the following best describe the lithosphere A. Hawaiian Island C. Continental crust D. Rift valleys C.26. Volcanoes 28. Convergence of continental plates C. shallow earthquake activities and numerous normal faults Are effects of A. Rift valley formation. Mantle B.Which of the following statement is true? A. S waves cannot travel through liquid 34.Long. A. Subduction of Philippine sea plate B. Tsunami B. Subduction D. Asthenosphere D. situated along underwater mountain ranges. The earth is getting larger when plates drift away from each other B. Crust C. Refraction D. Velocity B.long time ago India and Eurasia collided. The earth is neither getting bigger nor smaller. Subduction B. does production of new sea floor correspond to a destruction of an old seafloor.A boundary produced when two plates slide past each other. Oceanic ridges B. P waves travel through all states of matter B. Transform fault 32.The soft weak layer that facilitates the movement of the lithospheric plates A. Outer core 29. Reflection C. The earth is getting smaller when plates drift away from each other C.The following are the properties of seismic wave that are used by scientists to study the structure and composition of the earth’s interior except A. Collision of Philippine mobile belt with the Sundaland block D. Convergent ( continental) 27. The earth is neither getting bigger nor smaller when plates drift away from each other D.They are the indications that the crust is spreading or splitting apart . . Oceanic and continental crust 31. Ocean floor 33. Diffraction 30. Seismologists gained an idea that the outer core is liquid because A.What causes the formation of active volcanoes in the Philippine Archipelago? A. Convergent B. Crust and mantle B. what was the visible product of Plate tectonics? A. Downward movement of oceanic lithosphere underneath the Philippine Archipelago 34. A.

the mantle is less dense than the core but denser than the crust B. John Buttler and Arthur Smite D. N B. Ocean gets deeper 46. Force of the atmosphere C. 12. Iron B. what keeps the iron and nickel at the inner core solid? A. Ocean gets wider B. N D. Ocean gets narrow D. Plates are believed to be moving slowly.125 m D. High temperature C. mantle and core? A. S C. Harry Hess and Robert Diez C. N N S S S N N N S S S 44. Low pressure D. Silicon C. The process which when weight of the subducting plate pulls the trailing slab Into the subducting zone. 1. Low temperature 39. the mantle is denser than the core but less dense than the crust D. East Pacific Rise . 125 m B. It is dipole B. Existed since the birth of Jupiter 45. Subduction B. Which statement best describe the earth’s crust. The following statement describes the earth’s magnetic field except A. Has North and South Pole C. It is generated in the very hot molten outer core D. High pressure B. What most likely to happen when subduction is faster than seafloor Spreading? A. The most abundant element in the Earth’s crust is A. Convection 43. It is one of the most active sites of seafloor spreading. Vine and D. the mantle is denser than both the core and the crust 41. Gravitational force of the plates D.Eurasian plate moves 2. Which diagram represents the Magnetic Reversal? A. Philippine Plate C. Convection current in the mantle 40. Ocean shrinks C. Temperature at the inner core is too high. 36 .25 m C. .5 cm per year away from Philippine plate. A.5 m 37. Magnesium 38. the mantle is less dense than both the core and the crust C. Slab pull D. Plate Tectonics C. F. Arabian Plate D. Magnetic force at the poles B. African plate B. Charles Darwin and James Hutton B. A. Oxygen D. Mathews 42. how far in Meters will these two plates be in 50 yrs? A. Who were the two scientists who proposed the Theory of Seafloor Spreading In the early ’60 s? A. what causes this movement? A.

Fit of the continent B. Subduction. Seafloor Spreading Theory D.47. Plate Tectonic theory B. A long trail of volcanic islands were formed.seafloor spreading C. The age of rocks and the magnetic stripes in the ocean floor support A. Skeletal remains of humans in different continents D.folded mountains. Similarity of fossils in different continents C. Continental Drift Theory C. The eldest and the most active 48. Oceanic ridges are found along divergent boundaries. The youngest and the least active B. seafloor spreading D. Which of the following does not support the concept of Continental Drift Theory? A. Presence of coal seams and tillites in different continents 50. what are the Structural features found along convergent boundaries? A. Fault line B. Rift valleys . if there were 10 volcanoes. The youngest and the most active C. island arcs and trenches 49. The eldest and the least active D. How do you describe the farthest one? A. Mountain ranges. Alfred Wegener’s Theory .