Mountain Building Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which of these answers best describes compression caused by tectonic plate movement?
    • A. 

      Stress that slides rocks

    • B. 

      Stress that squeezes rocks

    • C. 

      Stress that stretches rocks

    • D. 

      Stress that pulls rock apart

  • 2. 
    Which of the following can form as a result of tension by tectonic plate movement?
    • A. 

      A syncline

    • B. 

      An anticline

    • C. 

      A folded mountain

    • D. 

      A fault block mountain

  • 3. 
    The figure below shows three kinds of faults: normal faults, reverse faults, and strike-slip faults. What happens when stress causes a strike-slip fault?
    • A. 

      The footwall moves up.

    • B. 

      The hanging wall move up.

    • C. 

      The hanging wall drops down.

    • D. 

      The walls slide past each other.

  • 4. 
    How are folded mountains formed?
    • A. 

      By tension

    • B. 

      By shear stress

    • C. 

      By compression

    • D. 

      By volcanic activity

  • 5. 
    How are volcanic mountains formed?
    • A. 

      By tension

    • B. 

      By eruption

    • C. 

      By shear stress

    • D. 

      By compression