Multiple-choice: Choose the one best answer
Which are fractures in a rock that are closely spaced and
D oblique slips
For Questions 2â€“5, refer to the following block diagram
Which is the fold pictured in the diagram?
B plunging syncline
What kind of fault is shown?
A strike-slip fault
B reverse fault
C normal fault
D low-angle thrust
The hanging wall of the fault is on which side of the
The fold and fault illustrated on the diagram were probably
formed by which of the following?
B tensional force
then tensional force
D tensional then
Which scale measures an earthquake’s magnitude?
D Reduced Rupert
Which instrument measures Earthquake waves?
What is the geographic point on the Earth’s surface that is
directly above the point at which an earthquake begins?
What type of margins are created when plates slide past each
What is the driving force behind plate tectonics?
A mid-ocean rift
concentrated at the ridge axis
C convection in the
Where is the largest continental rift in the world?
C East Africa
D South America
Which type of arc is the most apparent sign of a subduction zone
and is also called a volcanic arc?
Earthquakes do not occur at which type of margin?
Which is the correct description of orogenesis?
A the growth of
mountain ranges as plates subduct
B the merging of a
smaller plate with a larger continental mass
C the rising of
ancient continental crust to the surface of the Earth
D the melting of
crustal materials to form magma
Continents consist of what two major structural components?
A shields and
B mountain belts
C ocean basins and
D terranes and