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Geology Exam: Match The Following! Trivia Quiz 2

Geology Exam: Match The Following! Trivia Quiz 2

Geology Exam: Match The Following! Trivia Quiz

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A volcano is a very large, gently sloping mound composed mainly of basaltic lava flows.

Stratosphere
Cinder cone
Shield

Which of the following statements best describes the big Hawaiian volcanoes?

Lie directly above an active subduction zone where the Pacific plate is sinking into the mantle
Lie along the crest of the East Pacific Rise, a mid-oceanic ridge or spreading center
Are situated in the interior of a large, Pacific plate above a hot spot deep in the mantle

What portion of an angular, fracture-bounded granitic block shows the highest rate of weathering?

The unfractured interior
The edges and corners
The crack surfaces not including edges and corners

Studies of deep-sediment cores have contributed greatly to scientific knowledge of

Climactic changes during the last four million years
How soft-bodied organisms are carbonized
The origin of oscillation ripple marks in deep-sea muds

Which statement concerning sedimentary rocks is not true?

They may contain fossils that provide clues about ancient life forms
They probably show some evidence of stratification
They were originally deposited at depth below the bottom of the sea

is not a common cementing agent for sandstones.

Calcite
Fluorite
Iron Oxides

Sedimentary rocks account for about what percentage of the Earth's outermost 10 kilometers of rock. Also, what percentage of the Earth's continental area is covered by sedimentary

5% and 75%
65% and 10%
85% and 100%

Which of the following is correct for isotopes of the same element?

The atoms have different numbers of protons and the same number of neutrons
The atoms have the same number of electrons and different numbers of protons
The atoms have different numbers of neutrons and the same number of protons

Which one of the following describes a mineral's response to mechanical impact?

Cleavage
Streak
Crystal form

What element is the most abundant in the Earth's crust by weight?

Chlorine
Oxygen
Sodium
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