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Stress that pushes a mass of rock in two opposite directions is called
a) shearing b) tension c) compression d) deformation
Because stress is a force, it
a) takes energy out of rock b) adds energy to rock c) adds volume to rock d) makes a rock harder
A force that acts on rock to change its shape or volume is called
a) an aftershock b) friction c) liquefaction d) stress
Which type of stress force produces a reverse fault?
a) shearing b) tension c) compression d) deformation
In a normal fault, the part of the fault that lies below the other part is called the
a) hanging wall b) reverse fault c) footwall d) anticline
In a strike-slip fault, the rocks on either side of the fault slip past each other sideways with little
a) noise b) shaking c) up-or-down motion d) movement
The stress force that causes a mass of rock to pull apart or twist in opposite directions is called
a) shearing b) tension c) compression d) deformation
Shearing creates_________ faults, like the San Andreas fault in California.
a) normal b) reverse c) strike-slip d) forward
The block of rock that lies above a fault is called the
a) hanging wall b) footwall c) anticline d) deformation
A fault that is formed when compression causes the hanging wall to move over the footwall is called a
a) normal fault b) reverse fault c) strike-slip fault d) deformation
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