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The state of balance between the thickness of the crust and the depth at which it floats on the asthenosphere is called
a) Stress b) shearing c) strain d) isostacy
The increasing weight of mountains causes the crust to
a) sink b) fracture c) rise d) fold
A thick, ocean-floor deposits of sand, gravel, and rocks from a river is called a
a) Reverse fault b) Geosyncline c) Monocline d) Footwall
The force that changes the shape and volume of rocks is
a) footwall b) isostasy c) rising d) stress
The type of stress that squeezes rocks together is
a) compression b) tension c) shearing d) faulting
The type of stress that pulls rocks apart is called
a) folding b) compression c) tension d) isostasy
Downcurved folds in rock are called
a) geosynclines b) monoclines c) anticlines d) synclines
Gently dipping bends in rock formations with horizontal layers are called
a) monoclines b) geosynclines c) synclines d) anticlines
The largest mountain system is called
a) continental margins b) Ranges c) Belts d) Synclines
The smallest mountain system is called
a) Range b) Belt c) Monocline d) Synclines
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