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Geology/Geography/Oceanography/Atmospheric Sciences

Quiz 7 :

Deformation: Modification of Rocks by Folding and Fracturing

Quiz 7 :

Deformation: Modification of Rocks by Folding and Fracturing

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A fault plane strikes north-south and dips steeply to the west.Geologic observations indicate that most of the fault movement was dip-slip and that Mesozoic rocks occur east of the fault and Paleozoic rocks occur west of the fault.What type of fault is this?
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The difference between a fault and a joint is that
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The San Andreas fault is an example of a ______ fault.
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Which of the following is not a dip-slip fault?
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Which of the following deformation textures forms deep in Earth's crust?
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What is the scientific term for a crack along which no appreciable movement has occurred?
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The San Andreas fault is a result of what type of forces?
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The line formed by the intersection of an inclined sedimentary layer and a horizontal plane is called the
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What type of material undergoes smooth,continuous plastic deformation?
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Which of the following statements about rock deformation is false?
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Which of the following types of tectonic forces tends to push two sides of a body in opposite directions so that they slide horizontally past each other?
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Reverse faults form in response to ______ forces.
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Which of the following conditions of natural deformation is the most difficult to simulate in a laboratory experiment?
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If a basalt unit near the surface of Earth underwent compressive deformation,the result would most likely be
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What type of fault is characterized by the rocks above the fault plane moving downward,relative to the rocks below the fault plane?
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A sample of marble has deformed brittlely during a laboratory experiment.If we wish our next sample of marble to deform plastically rather than brittlely,we should conduct the next experiment at
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Which of the following types of tectonic forces tends to squeeze and shorten a rock body?
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The dip of a unit represents the
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What determines whether a rock deforms in a brittle fashion versus a ductile fashion?
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What types of forces dominate at convergent plate margins?
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