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This Is Probably The Hardest Geology Test! 27

This Is Probably The Hardest Geology Test! 27

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The best plate-tectonic environment for making blueschists (high pressure, lower temperature) metamorphic rocks is

Himalayan type orogens.
Subduction zones.
Mid-ocean ridges.

One of the main differences between a gneiss and a schist is that

Gneisses have more feldspar and less mica than schists.
Gneisses are generally older than schists.
Gneisses form in subduction zones and schists form in batholiths.

Seafloor metamorphism

Occurs when seawater reacts with hot seafloor rocks.
Generates metamorphic rocks that usually lack foliation.
occurs mainly at or near mid ocean ridges and transform faults.
All of the above.

The breakdown of exposed rock into small fragments and dissolved ions is termed

Erosion
Weathering
Sedimentation

Frost wedging, root wedging, and salt wedging are all examples of

Physical weathering
Chemical weathering
Erosion

Hydrolysis, oxidation, and hydration are all examples of

Chemical weathering
Erosion
Deposition

Spheroidal weathering occurs when

Physical weathering breaks boulders directly into spherical cobbles and pebbles
Chemical weathering attacks corners and edges of rock more rapidly than its interior
Physical weathering predominates and there is little chemical weathering

Caliche is most commonly found in which type of environments?

Deserts
Grasslands
Tropical rain forests

Laterite soils are most commonly found in which type of environments?

Grasslands
Temperate forests
Tropical rain forests

Because the velocity of sediment settling (deposition) is positively related to grain size for waterborne sediments, fluvial deposits are more likely than glacial deposits to

Be well sorted
Include coarse grains, such as cobbles
Include fine grains, such as clay
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