CBSE Class 10 English Unseen Passage 2

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But first - just what is an earthquake? And what causes it? In the early history of the earth, when it was cooling down, the rocks deep in the earth's crust created huge 'islands' which floated on the

Softer and hotter rocks below rather like wood floats on water. Slowly, there islands drifted apart to make the land-masses we know today as continents. But even now these 'islands' are not stable, and are still drifting very, very slowly. It is these imperceptible movements which create stresses in the rock, many miles below the surface. Every so often, one of these stresses will break and on the Surface the deep underground movements is felt as an earthquake.

There are three large regions in the world where earthquakes are most likely to happen. Scientists call them earthquake zones. The first runs along the east coast of the Asian continent up through Japan, across Alaska, then down the west coast of North America, crossing Mexico and ending somewhere in the Caribbean Sea. The second runs down the west coast of South America. The third runs across the south of Europe and North Africa, through Greece and Turkey and into the middle of Asia.

Answer the following Questions:-

(1) What created huge 'islands'?

(2) By which name do we konw these lane masses?

(3) What do we know about these 'islands' even now?

(4) What do these imperceptible movements create?

(5) How is earthquake caused?

(6) Where have major earthquakes occurred?

(7) Which is the first earthquake zone?

(8) Which is the second earthquake zone?

(9) Which is the third earthquake zone?

(10) Find the words from the passage which means -:

(a) A violent movement of part of the earth's crust.

(b) An area with particular characteristics.

Answer:-

1.The rocks deep in the earth’s crust created huge islands.

2.We know these huge land masses by the name of continents.

3.Even now, we know about these ‘islands’ that they are still drifting very, very slowly.

4.These imperceptible movements create stresses in the rocks.

5.Earthquake is caused when one of the stresses breaks and deep underground movements is felt.

6.Major earthquakes have occurred in three large regions in the world.

7.The first earthquake zone runs along the east coast of the Asian continent up through Japan, across Alaska, then down the west coast of North America, crossing Mexico and ending somewhere in the Caribbean Sea.

8The second zone runs down the west coast of South America.

9The third earthquake zone runs across the south of Europe and North Africa, through Greece and Turkey and into the middle of Asia.

(a) Earthquake (b) zone.

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