WONDER 2565: What Are Earthquake Lights?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Earthquake lights are the best way to know that an earthquake is about to happen.
  2. People have seen earthquake lights for thousands of years, but scientists are still learning about what causes them.
  3. Many people tell stories about earthquake lights, but no one has ever seen them.
  4. Most earthquakes are caused by the movements of tectonic plates.

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is NOT an example of what earthquake lights might look like?

  1. A lit candelabra
  2. Glowing orbs
  3. Cloud-like streaks
  4. Light coming from the ground

Question 3 of 3

Scientists think earthquake lights may be caused by clusters of what kind of atoms?

  1. Hydrogen
  2. Nitrogen
  3. Oxygen
  4. Helium

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