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5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- What is elastic behavior?
- What is the Zone of aeration?
- What controls Viscosity?
- What is a sill?
- Are eruptions of stratovolcanoes mostly violent explosions or non-violent?
- a The layer above the water table where pore spaces contain both air and water.
- b A deformation where change is recoverable. Like a rubber band, the rock will return to nearly its original size and shape.
- c Silica content. The higher the SiO2, the more viscous.
- d They are violent eruptions that eject huge quantities of pyroclastic material.
- e An intrusion that is nearly horizontal and forms when magma exploits weaknesses between sedimentary beds.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Produced by the accumulation of fluid basaltic lavas and exhibit the shape of a shield.
- The upper limit of the Zone of saturation.
- The percentage of the total volume of rock or sediment that consists of pore spaces.
- Surface waves and Body waves
- Dip-slip faults in which the hanging wall block moves up relative to the footwall block. Form from compressional stress. Accommodates horizontal shortening of the crust.
5 True/False Questions
What does magnitude measure? → The intensity and the damage of earthquakes.
What is an anticline? → A down-fold or trough
What is the Zone of saturation? → Water that is not held as soil moisture percolates downward until it reaches a zone where all of the open spaces in sediment and rock are completely filled with water.
What is stress? → The origin of an earthquake, also known as the hypocenter
What are the two types of body waves? → P-waves and S waves.