STRUCTURAL PROCESSES PARTIAL TEST BANK
A small, steep volcanic cone composed of pyroclastic materials is: (a) a shield cone; (b) typical of the Hawaiian volcanoes; (c) a composite cone; (d) a cinder cone; (e) BOTH A and B.
  • A large, gently sloping volcanic cone composed of fluid lavas is: (a) a shield cone; (b) typical of the Hawaiian volcanos; (c) a composite cone; (d) a cinder cone; (e) BOTH A and B.
  • An intermediate sized and sloped volcanic cone composed of both lava flows and pyroclastic materials is a(n): (a) a shield cone; (b) typical of the Hawaiian volcanoes; (c) a composite cone; (d) a cinder cone; (e) BOTH A and B.
  • A downfold of rock layers is a(n): (a) batholith; (b) dike; (c) fault; (d) syncline; (e) anticline.
  • An upfold of rock layers is a(n): (a) batholith; (b) dike; (c) fault; (d) syncline; (e) anticline.
  • A break through rock layers along which NO movement has occurred is a(n): (a) fault; (b) anticline; (c) joint; (d) dike; (e) sill.
  • A break through rock layers along which movement has occurred is a(n): (a) fault; (b) anticline; (c) joint; (d) dike; (e) sill.
  • A type of lava that is rough and jagged and sometimes called blocky is: (a) aa; (b) bombs; (c) pillow; (d) pahoehoe; (e) laccolith.
  • A type of lava that has a smooth ropelike appearance is: (a) aa; (b) bombs; (c) pillow; (d) pahoehoe; (e) laccolith.
  • A type of lava that has a smooth lumpy appearance which forms in water is: (a) aa; (b) bombs; (c) pillow; (d) pahoehoe; (e) laccolith.
  • A crack from which very fluid lava emerges to form a lava flow is a(n): (a) sill; (b) stock; (c) anticline; (d) fissure; (e) vent.
  • A crack from which lava emerges to form a volcanic cone is a(n): (a) sill; (b) stock; (c) anticline; (d) fissure; (e) vent.
  • Medium size fragmental material resulting from volcanic eruptions is: (a) blocks; (b) batholith; (c) cinders; (d) ash; (e) pahoehoe.
  • Large size fragmental material resulting from volcanic eruptions is: (a) blocks; (b) batholith; (c) cinders; (d) ash; (e) pahoehoe.
  • Liquid fragmental material blown out during volcanic eruptions forms: (a) blocks; (b) batholiths; (c) pahoehoe; (d) bombs; (e) ANY of these.
  • Small size fragmental material resulting from volcanic eruptions is: (a) blocks; (b) bombs; (c) cinders; (d) stock; (e) ash.
  • A pocket of magma that forces the overlying rocks to arch upward is a(n): (a) batholith; (b) stock; (c) sill; (d) dike; (e) laccolith.
  • A large pocket of molten rock within the earth without an evident bottom is a(n): (a) syncline; (b) abyssal plain; (c) batholith; (d) laccolith; (e) dike.
  • Magma which has moved into a large crack in the rocks forms a(n): (a) batholith; (b) stock; (c) sill; (d) dike; (e) laccolith.
  • Magma penetrating between rock layers forms a(n): (a) batholith; (b) stock; (c) sill; (d) dike; (e) unconformity.
  • A small pocket of magma within the earth without an evident bottom forms a(n): (a) batholith; (b) stock; (c) sill; (d) dike; (e) laccolith.
  • Distortion of rock layers such as by folding or faulting is BEST called: (a) seismology; (b) isostacy; (c) elastic rebound; (d) diastrophism; (e) paleomagnetism.
  • Inclined bedding caused by deposition from currents of wind or water is called: (a) guyots; (b) crossbedding; (c) atolls; (d) recumbent folds; (e) dikes.
  • In an anticline, the dip of the rocks is BEST described as: (a) south; (b) west; (c) to the center; (d) away from the center; (e) horizontal.
  • In a syncline, the dip of the rock is BEST described as: (a) south; (b) east; (c) to the center; (d) away from the center; (e) vertical.
  • Relative dating and identification questions such as the practice materials will be included.

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