Name  Quiz8_07  
Description     
Instructions     
 
Multiple Choice 10 points  
 
Question 1. What is an orogeny?
Answer
  a) a bedrock exposure of deformed metamorphic and igneous rocks
b) a general term for mountain-building processes
  c) a special type of reverse or thrust fault
  d) a theory that explains the uplift of continents after large ice sheets melt
 
Multiple Choice 10 points  
 
Question 2. Using the figure below, determine the direction of maximum stress felt by the blocks.
Inline image reverse_fault.jpg
Answer
a)horizontal
  b) vertical
  c)obliquely dipping into the ground
  d)none of the above
 
Multiple Choice 10 points  
 
Question The topography of the Basin and Range province in western North America is caused by _________.
Answer
  a) strike-slip faulting
b) normal faulting
  c) thrust faulting
  d) upwarping
 
Multiple Choice 10 points  
 
Question Which of the following parts of the United States is currently subsiding?
Answer
a) Texas-Louisiana coast
  b) Southern Appalachians
  c) Rocky Mountains
  d) Great Lakes Region
 
Multiple Choice 10 points  
 
Question The figure below is an example of a __________.
Inline image agriculture_fault.jpg
Answer
a) strike slip fault
  b) normal fault
  c) thrust fault
  d) none of the above
 
Multiple Choice 10 points  
 
Question The figure below is an example of a __________.
Inline image field_fold.jpg
Answer
  a) (plunging down and to the left) syncline
b) (plunging down and to the left) anticline
  c) plunging normal fault
  d) none of the above
 
Multiple Choice 10 points  
 
Question 7. Which of the following sequences correctly describes the relative age order of rock layers from oldest to youngest? (Hint: Use principle of cross-cutting relationships)
Inline image relative_dating.jpg
Answer
  a. M R K
b. A M R
  c. T E M
  d. F E R
 
True/False 10 points  
 
Question 8. Layer R is the oldest rock layer in the figure below.
Inline image relative_dating.jpg
Answer
  True
Selected False
 
True/False 10 points  
 
Question The normal fault in the figure below is older than unit J and younger than unit K.
Inline image relative_dating.jpg
Answer
  True
Selected False
 
Multiple Choice 10 points  
 
Question Which of the following is used by geologists to determine the relative ages in a rock sequence?
Answer
  a) stratigraphy
  b) fossils
  c) cross-cutting relationships
d) all of the above