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14.6: Student Responses

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  • 1. What type of volcano is Crater Lake?

    a. Composite Volcano

    b. Shield Volcano

    c. Caldera

    d. Cinder Cone

     

    2. What is the origin of this volcano?

    a. Subduction of an oceanic plate at a Convergent Boundary

    b. Subduction of a continental plate at a Convergent Boundary

    c. Development of a Hotspot d. Continental Rifting

     

    3. Crater Lake National Park is located in which of the following physiographic provinces?

    a. Rocky Mountains

    b. Sierra Nevada

    c. Cascades

    d. Columbia Plateau

    e. Colorado Plateau

    f. Basin and Range

     

    4. What is the prominent drainage pattern in this park?

    a. Radial

    b. Trellis

    c. Rectangular

    d. Dendritic

     

    5. One of the main attractions at this park is a forest of large petrified trees. These trees were preserved by being replaced with silica from ash layers within the Triassic (Mesozoic) sandstones. Based on the geologic history and features of the area, which of the following statements about these sedimentary rocks is TRUE?

    a. The clastic sand that forms these rocks was weathered and eroded from the Appalachian Mountains.

    b. The ash was produced from volcanoes associated with the Yellowstone Hotspot.

    c. The clastic sand that forms these rocks was weathered and eroded from the Rocky Mountains.

    d. The clastic sand that forms these rocks was weathered and eroded from the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

     

    6. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in which of the following physiographic provinces?

    a. Rocky Mountains

    b. Colorado Plateau

    c. Interior Lowlands

    d. Great Plains

    e. Basin and Range

    f. Columbia Plateau

     

    7. Based on the history of the region containing Acadia National Park and the color of the rocks, what type of igneous rock occur in this area?

    a. Gabbro

    b. Granite

    c. Rhyolite

    d. Andesite

    e. Diorite

     

    8. What type of igneous body does this structure represent?

    a. Stock

    b. Dike

    c. Sill

     

    9. Acadia National Park is located in which of the following physiographic provinces?

    a. Interior Lowlands

    b. Adirondacks

    c. Great Plains

    d. Appalachian Plateau

    e. New England

    f. Piedmont

     

    10. What is the maturity of the river in this area?

    a. Youthful

    b. Mature

    c. Old Age

     

    11. Zoom out to an eye altitude of 500 miles to see the source of the sediment that is accumulating in this area. This sediment is __________ and if lithified would be called _________.

    a. Immature, Conglomerate

    b. Intermediate, Sandstone

    c. Mature, Shale

     

    12. Congaree National Park is located in which of the following physiographic provinces?

    a. Interior Lowlands

    b. Blue Ridge

    c. Piedmont

    d. Coastal Plain

    e. New England

     

    13. Look over the region and examine the mountains, note their shape, ground cover, and height. Then Search for 43 48 25.03N 110 50 26.19W to examine Grand Tetons National Park. How do the Shenandoah Mountains compare to the Rocky Mountains?

    a. The Shenandoah Mountains are shorter.

    b. The Shenandoah Mountains are more rounded.

    c. The Shenandoah Mountains have more vegetation.

    d. All of the above.

     

    14. Based on these observations, we can conclude that the mountains in Shenandoah National Park have undergone _________erosion and are _____________ the Rocky Mountains.

    a. more, older than

    b. less, younger than

    c. the same amount of, the same age as

     

    15. Shanandoah National Park is located in which of the following physiographic provinces?

    a. Blue Ridge

    b. Piedmont

    c. Appalachian Plateau

    d. Valley and Ridge e. Adirondack

     

    16. What type of weathering is primarily responsible for the formation of this canyon?

    a. Frost wedging

    b. Chemical weathering

    c. Mechanical weathering from air

    d. Mechanical weathering from water

     

    17. We can measure the rate of erosion in this canyon at about 0.01 inches/year. Based on this rate, when did the canyon start to erode? (Hint: Measure the difference in elevation from the bottom of the canyon at the latitude and longitude given above and the top, measured at the road on the edge of the canyon due south of the previous point. Then divide by the rate of erosion. Make sure to use the correct units.)

    a. 750,000 years

    b. 1,200,000 years

    c. 2,700,000 years

    d. 3,500,000 years

     

    18. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in which of the following physiographic provinces?

    a. Blue Ridge

    b. Colorado Plateau

    c. Appalachian Plateau

    d. Rocky Mountains

    e. Basin and Range

    f. Columbia Plateau

     

    19. Examine the walls of Cloudland Canyon, what type of rock makes up the rim of the canyon?

    a. Granite

    b. Shale

    c. Sandstone

    d. Gneiss

     

    20. Zoom out to an eye altitude of 20 miles and examine the valley 6 miles to the southeast (34 43 10.37N 85 24 55.74W at the same eye altitude). What major geologic structure can be seen in this valley?

    a. Normal Fault

    b. Dome

    c. Horizontal Fold

    d. Reverse Fault

    e. Plunging Fold

     

    21. Cloudland Canyon State Park is located in which of the following physiographic provinces?

    a. Blue Ridge

    b. Valley and Ridge

    c. Piedmont

    d. Coastal Plain

     

    22. Notice that the Towaliga River Flows south, based on the position of the waterfalls, the rocks upstream are __________ to weathering while the rocks downstream are________ to weathering.

    a. more resistant, less resistant

    b. less resistant, more resistant

     

    23. Which physiographic province is located upstream of these waterfalls?

    a. Blue Ridge

    b. Valley and Ridge

    c. Piedmont

    d. Coastal Plain

     

    24. Which physiographic province is located downstream of these waterfalls? 

    a. Blue Ridge

    b. Valley and Ridge

    c. Piedmont

    d. Coastal Plain

     

    25. Examine the Cartersville Fault that is the boundary between the Valley and Ridge and Piedmont Geological Provinces. Which type of fault is the Cartersville Fault?

    a. Reverse

    b. Normal

    c. Strike-Slip

     

    26. Which of the following statements regarding the four major faults within the Piedmont are true?

    a. The faults are all reverse like the Cartersville Fault.

    b. The faults are all normal like the Cartersville Fault.

    c. The faults are all strike-slip like the Cartersville Fault.

    d. With one exception, the faults are all similar in type to the Cartersville Fault.

    e. With two exceptions, the faults are all similar in type to the Cartersville Fault.

     

    27. Which geologic province has abundant plutons?

    a. Valley and Ridge

    b. Piedmont

    c. Coastal Plain

     

    28. What is the dip direction of the sedimentary layers in the Coastal Plain Province in Peach County?

    a. North

    b. South

    c. East

    d. West

     

    29. What natural resource is being mined in this area?

    a. Gold

    b. Granite

    c. Kaolin

    d. Coal

     

    30. This mine is located in which of the following physiographic province?

    a. Blue Ridge

    b. Valley and Ridge

    c. Piedmont

    d. Coastal Plain

     

    31. The mineral that was weathered to produce these large deposits likely originated from which of the following physiographic province?

    a. Blue Ridge

    b. Valley and Ridge

    c. Piedmont

    d. Coastal Plain

     

    32. Rainfall in this forest would be part of which of the following Georgia River Basins?

    a. Flint

    b. Tallapoosa

    c. Coosa

    d. Ocmulgee

    e. Oconee

    f. Chattahoochee

    g. Suwanee

     

    33. Zoom out to at least an eye altitude of 15 miles and examine the major river in this drainage basin. What overall direction does this river flow?

    a. Northeast to Southwest

    b. Southwest to Northeast

    c. Northwest to Southeast

    d. Southeast to Northwest

     

    34. Follow this river downstream, into what body of water does this basin ultimately flow?

    a. Atlantic Ocean

    b. Lake Lanier

    c. Lake Martin

    d. Gulf of Mexico

     

    35. How many times has this river been dammed to produce reservoirs that are most likely used for drinking water, power, or recreation?

    a. Once

    b. Twice

    c. Three times

    d. Greater than three times