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Physical Geography Practice Quiz: Folds and Faults I

Test your knowledge with this physical geography practice quiz

Questions

1. What is a bend in layered rocks called?

 

2. Folding in rock strata is the result of what kind of stress?

 

3. The following diagram shows a fold in which the rock layers are folded downward, with the limbs dipping down toward the axis of the fold. What is this type of fold called?

Fold in which the rock layers are folded downward, with the limbs dipping down toward the axis of the fold

 

4. The following diagram shows a fold which has been pushed more strongly from one side so that the limbs dip in the same direction. What is this type of fold called?

Fold which has been pushed more strongly from one side so that the limbs dip in the same direction

 

5. What do we call a fracture in bedrock along which movement has taken place?

 

6. What do we call a fault in which the movement is parallel to the dip of the fault surface?

 

7. What type of stress causes a normal fault?

 

8. The following diagram shows a fault in which the hanging wall block moves down along the dip relative to the footwall block. What is this type of fault called?

Fault in which the hanging wall block moves down along the dip relative to the footwall block

 

9. What do we call a fault in which the movement is primarily horizontal, parallel to the strike of the fault, and the stress involved is shear stress?

 

10. The following diagram shows a fault crossing a broken highway, as in a map view. What is this type of fault called?

Fault crossing a broken highway