Geology Review Questions

1. California will one day break off and fall into the sea.
True
False

2. The succession of marine terraces along the California coast is evidence that the California coast is building upwards and is actually coming out of the ocean.
True
False

3. As the centuries pass, Mt. Diablo is actually getting taller.
True
False

4. Mt. Diablo is a composite volcano like Mt. Shasta.
True
False

5. Mt. Diablo is made of sandstone with seashells, chert and some metamorphic rocks.
True
False

6. The geologic map pattern around Mt. Diablo is similar to the map patterns found in the Appalachians..... there is a repeating pattern of rocks and these rocks are oldest in the center.
True
False

7. Mt. Diablo is actually an eroded anticline.
True
False

8. The East Coast of the US is a submerging coastline of drowned valleys and drowned sand dunes.
True
False

9. Although the San Andreas Fault is a transform fault, there is some compression along the fault and this is what causes the Coast Ranges to get taller.
True
False

10. Mt. Diablo's Wind Caves were formed by the wind.
True
False

 

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