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This passage is adapted from David P. Hill, Roy A. Bailey, James W. Hendley II, Peter H. Stauffer, Mae Marcaida, "California's Restless Giant: The Long Valley Caldera." © 2014 by U.S. Geological Survey.
Long Valley Caldera cumulative earthquakes between 1983 and 2015, USGS. The vertical bars on the graphs above correspond with the left-side y-axis and represent the number of earthquakes per week. The thicker gray line indicates the cumulative number of earthquakes and corresponds with the right-side y-axis.
1. As used in line 10, "depression" most nearly means
2. The authors use the phrase "as recently as 600 years ago" (line 22) primarily to
3. As used in line 38, "temblor" most nearly means
4. What is the reason geologists have increased their monitoring of the Long Valley Caldera?
5. Which choice provide the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
6. In the context of the passage as a whole, what is the primary purpose of the last paragraph?
7. It can be inferred from the passage that Mammoth Mountain
8. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
9. Which of the following situations is most analogous to the recent swelling of the Long Valley Caldera?
10. Which of the following claims is supported by information in the graph?
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