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60.8: Practice

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    To hone your skills with geologic maps consider these three problems, take this self-quiz (5 questions):

    Geologic map self-quiz

    Test your understanding of basic geologic map patterns with a handful of questions.

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    What major feature(s) is/are depicted in this portion of the North American geologic map?

    a. Lots of normal faults

    b. Folding

    c. Mostly horizontal strata

    d. An angular unconformity

    e. A structural dome

    f. A structural basin

    g. Lots of thrust faults

    h. Strike slip faulting

    Answer

    g. Lots of thrust faults

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{2}\)

    What major feature(s) is/are depicted in this portion of the North American geologic map?

    a. Strike-slip faulting

    b. A structural basin

    c. Angular unconformity

    d. Mostly horizontal strata

    e. Lots of normal faults

    f. Lots of thrust faults

    g. A structural dome

    h. Folding

    Answer

    d. Mostly horizontal strata

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{3}\)

    What major feature(s) is/are depicted in this portion of the North American geologic map?

    a. A structural dome

    b. A structural basin

    c. Strike-slip faulting

    d. Mostly horizontal strata

    e. Lots of normal faults

    f. Folding

    g. Angular unconformity

    Answer

    g. Angular unconformity

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{4}\)

    What major feature(s) is/are depicted in this portion of the North American geologic map?

    a. A structural basin

    b. Lots of thrust faults

    c. Lots of normal faults

    d. An angular unconformity

    e. Strike-slip faulting

    f. A structural dome

    g. Mostly horizontal strata

    Answer

    c. Lots of normal faults

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{5}\)

    What major feature(s) is/are depicted in this portion of the North American geologic map?

    a. Lots of thrust faults

    b. A structural basin

    c. An angular unconformity

    d. A structural dome

    e. Lots of normal faults

    f. Mostly horizontal strata

    g. Strike-slip faulting

    Answer

    b. A structural basin


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