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Plutons (Grade 9)

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Plutons

1. 
Plutons are bodies of                    rocks that form                    the ground.
  1. igneous; above
  2. igneous; below
  3. metamorphic; above
  4. metamorphic; below
2. 
An domed igneous intrusion that has been injected between two layers of sedimentary rock would be referred to as a                .
  1. dike
  2. laccolith
  3. batholith
  4. sill
3. 
What type of pluton is M on the diagram below?
Geologic Cross Section 2
  1. sill
  2. dike
  3. laccolith
  4. batholith
4. 
Magma that has hardened in a horizontal sheet that has intruded between older layers of sedimentary rock is called a                .
  1. dike
  2. laccolith
  3. sill
  4. batholith
5. 
A large irregular mass of intrusive igneous rock that has melted or forced itself into surrounding rock layers is called a                .
  1. dike
  2. laccolith
  3. sill
  4. batholith
6. 
What type of pluton is F on the diagram below?
Geologic Cross Section 1
  1. sill
  2. dike
  3. laccolith
  4. batholith
7. 
Magma that has hardened in a vertical sheet that cuts across other rock is called a                .
  1. dike
  2. laccolith
  3. sill
  4. batholith
8. 
The large magma chamber located below the volcano shown in the diagram is most likely which type of pluton?
Volcano - Stratovolcano - Small
  1. sill
  2. dike
  3. laccolith
  4. batholith
9. 
A mountain chain comprised mainly of granite was most likely formed as a
  1. sill
  2. dike
  3. laccolith
  4. batholith
10. 
Describe two methods that magma intrudes upon rocks to form plutons.



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