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Question 1: These storms tend to originate off the coast of Mexico (particularly the ________) and track west or northwest towards the islands.
Baja California peninsulaLas CaliforniasPeninsular RangesBaja California Sur

Question 2: At about 1,860 miles (3,000 km) from the nearest continent, the Hawaiian Island archipelago is the most isolated grouping of islands on ________.
EarthNatureSunMoon

Question 3: Captain ________ visited the islands on January 18, 1778 and named them the "Sandwich Islands" in honor of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who was one of his sponsors as the First Lord of the Admiralty.
James CookHMS EndeavourJoseph BanksMutiny on the Bounty

Question 4: The island of Molokaʻi had a catastrophic collapse or ________ over a million years ago; this underwater landslide likely caused tsunamis.
LandslideSoilMass wastingEarthquake

Question 5: Smaller islands, atolls, and reefs (all west of Niʻihau and uninhabited) form the ________, or Hawaiian Leeward Islands:
Northwestern Hawaiian IslandsFrench Frigate ShoalsLaysanKure Atoll

Question 6: Excluding Midway, which is an unincorporated territory of the United States, the Hawaiian Islands form the U.S. state of ________.
HawaiiFloridaAlaskaIllinois

Question 7: The Hawaiian Islands have many ________, generally, caused by volcanic activity.
Geotechnical engineeringS-waveEarthquakeLandslide

Question 8: Earthquakes are monitored by the ________ run by the USGS.
Hawaiian Volcano ObservatoryHawaii Volcanoes National ParkMauna LoaNecker Island (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands)

Question 9: Almost all magma created in the hotspot has the composition of ________, and so the Hawaiian volcanoes are constructed almost entirely of this igneous rock and its coarse-grained equivalents, gabbro and diabase.
BasaltLavaFlood basaltGranite

Question 10: The ________ season in the Hawaiian Islands is roughly from June through November, when hurricanes and tropical storms are most probable in the North Pacific.
RainTropical cyclone basinsTropical cycloneEye (cyclone)







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