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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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