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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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