EPSC 221 Review

Random Science Quiz

Can you name the geology terms?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

embed
 plays        
How to Play
Hints
alpine glacial valleys flooded by rising sea levels
molten liquid rock
large igneous bodies formed at depth
zone below water table is ___
measure of how hard earth shakes in a given location
deformation associated with deep crustal levels
sedimentary rocks are the source for almost all fossils and ____
volume of water passing a given point at a given time
large mass of ice on land flowing due to gravity
seismic waves generally causing most destruction
dragging of small rocks over other rocks, by a glacier
classification of metamorphic rocks is based on mineral composition and ___
dark coloured igneous rock, low in silica
strong sedimentary rocks
tendency to break along irregular surfaces
very slow downslope movement
deforming force
upward arching fold
ridges of hill deposited at ends/margins of a glacier
when rock below surface is limestone ____ are common
process of magma emerging through the crust as lava and cooling into volcanic rock
extrusive rocks have ____ grained texture
preferred alignment of crystals
bowl shaped valleys created at head of glacier
gneiss is a very _____ rock
rigids segments of lithosphere
Hints
created by tributary glacier mouths, often leave awesome waterfalls
heaviest particle a stream can erode is referred to as the stream _____
brittle deformations occur at ____ crustal levels
formed by transformation of rocks under heat, pressure or chemically active fluids
physical or chemical changes taking place in a sediment or sedimentary rock
plates slide past each other
tendency to break along planar surfaces
glacier breaks small rocks and carries them
volotile, explosive lava rich in rhyolites
sea level will rise approx _____ cm over next hundred years (estimated)
removal of _____ may trigger mass wasting
process of loosening and moving soil
formed by magma crystallization
normal fault, hanging wall moves...
deformation with temporary change of shape
foliations are planes of ___
beds that store groundwater
fastest kind of seismic waves
sediment transported in suspension
lowest point to which a stream can erode its channel
response to deforming force
angle of a plane below horizontal
point at which breakage in an earthquake occurs, below surface
cold outer shell of earth
landscape created by groundwater dissolving sedimentary rock such as limestone
sediment transported along stream bed
Hints
non explosive lava rich in basalt
no alignment of crystals
sharp, steep ridges
most common element in crust
safety factor < _____ means a slope is unsafe
zone above water table
places where plates move apart
breaking down of rocks at earths surface
max amount of solid load a stream can carry is referred to as stream ____
formed by lithification of sediments
intrusive rocks have ______ crystals
subduction zones are formed
cyclical movement of water from ocean to atmosphere
region of land surrounded by divides and crossed by streams
weak hot layer of mantle below lithosphere
downslope movement of material under influence of gravity
______ in mantle causes plate motions
term for rocks transported far away form their source area
distance of displacement along fault during earthquake
light coloured igneous rock, rich in silica
central theory behind most geological work
a fracture in the crust associated with movement of one side relative to the other
naturally occurring, inorganic, solid, crystalline substance with definite chemical composition
compass direction of a horizontal line on a plane
engineering term for permeability
clastic sediments classified by ____

Friend Scores


  Player Best Score Plays Last Played
You You haven't played this game yet.

You Might Also Like...

Extras

Created Dec 20, 2010ReportNominate
Tags:geology, review, term