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Geology Test II-b

33 Questions  I  By Shopkin6
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1.  Rocks that are high in silca content melt at lower temperatures than rocks with low silica content:
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2.  Rocks with high silica content have higher specific gravity than rocks with low silica content:
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3.  One way to decompress rocks and causing melting is to
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4.  A batholith is
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5.  A sill is an igneous intrusion that
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6.  All other factors being equal, intrusive rocks that form deep within Earth ________  than intrusive rocks that cool near the surface
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7.  An island volcanic occurs at ______
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8.  Coarse grained granite is most similar in mineral composition to fine-grained ________
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9.  In 79 C.E. the citizens of Pompeii in the Roman Empire were buried by pyroclastic debris derived from an eruption of
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10.  If a volcano is erupting a gassy, felsic magma, then it is most likely to be _____.
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11.  The majority of rocks that occur on the surface of the Earth are
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12.  A void left by an air bubble that was trapped when lava solidified into rock is termed ________.
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13.  The volcanoes of the US Pacific Northwest are active examples of ____________.
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14.  Which of the following is characterized of volcanism in continental rifts?
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15.  Which of the following volcanic settings is NOT likely to produce pillow basalt?
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16.  Olivine is the ________ mineral to crystallize out of a melt at depth and the __________ mineral to weather away at the surface
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17.  The Andes are active examples of _______________
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18.  The slow build up and sudden release of stress of faults in earthquakes is described as_______
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19.  "Seismic Waves" refer to
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20.  Reverse faulting is generally associated with crustal
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21.  Thrust faulting differ from reverse faults in the _____________.
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22.  Why doesn't slip occur on faults all the time?
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23.  Hydrolysis, oxidation, and chelation are all examples of __________.
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24.  Which of these is not considered a type (or class) of sedimentary rocks?
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25.  Which of the following represents the correct ordering, from fine to coarse, for sedimentary detritus?
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26.  When sediments first accumulate, they almost always contain ______
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27.  Which of the following sediments might not contain much water when they form?
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28.  Diagenisis is the process that converts unconsolidated sediments to
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29.  The protolith is the rock that
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30.  If we could identify the protolith of a metamorphic rock, we could
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31.  When a limestone is metamorphosed a ___________ is produced
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32.  A schist is formed at _____________temperature than a slate
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33.  Which of the following metamorphic rocks would tell you the most about metamorphic conditions?
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