Faults And Folds Quiz

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Faults And Folds Quiz

Quiz on the faults and folds of the earth


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     What is force?
    • A. 

      The pulling of one object upon another

    • B. 

      The pushing of one object upon another

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What causes earthquakes? 
  • 3. 
     If forces are applied gently to the crust's rocks, or if the crust's rocks are under high pressure, the rocks may bend as if they were plastic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
     What is a fault?
    • A. 

      A rock forming above the ground

    • B. 

      The boundary between stationary rocks and moving rocks

    • C. 

      A hole filled with water

  • 5. 
    Faults can suddenly form during earthquakes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What fault  in southwestern California has been the location of several well known earthquakes?
    • A. 

      Grand Fault

    • B. 

      Jose de'langus Fault

    • C. 

      San Andreas Fault

  • 7. 
     According to the theory of plate tectonics, this fault marks the boundary between the Atlantic and North American plates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When does a normal fault occur? 
  • 9. 
    When does a strike-slip fault occur? 
  • 10. 
    When does a thrust fault occur? 
  • 11. 
    fold forms- 
    • A. 

      By the bending or buckling of rocks under great force.

    • B. 

      When a volcano erupts

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    What are synclines? 
  • 13. 
    What type of stucture do synclines form? 
    • A. 

      Archlike

    • B. 

      Troughlike

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    What are anticlines?
  • 15. 
    What type of structure do anticlines form? 
    • A. 

      Troughlike

    • B. 

      Archlike

    • C. 

      None of the above

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