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Metamorphism (Grade 9)

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Metamorphism

1. 
Which best describes metamorphism?
  1. one of the three classes of rocks
  2. deposition and accumulation of sediments
  3. process of altering rocks with pressure and temperature
  4. geologic process in which one type of rock changes into a new type of rock
2. 
Which type of metamorphism would most likely be associated with large areas of the earth like mountain ranges?
  1. shock
  2. regional
  3. dynamic
  4. contact
3. 
Which of the following regions would most likely have evidence of hydrothermal metamorphism?
  1. impact crater
  2. transform fault
  3. mid-ocean ridges
  4. surrounding a batholith
4. 
What type of metamorphism would rocks located along the fault line shown below most likely undergo?
Fault - Strike-Slip
  1. burial
  2. contact
  3. regional
  4. cataclastic
5. 
Igneous intrusions are associated with which type of metamorphism?
  1. contact
  2. regional
  3. dynamic
  4. cataclastic
6. 
Which of the following correctly orders the rocks from the lowest metamorphic grade to the highest?
  1. slate, schist, gneiss
  2. gneiss, schist, slate
  3. schist, slate, gneiss
  4. gneiss, slate, schist
7. 
The lower temperature limit of metamorphism is approximately
  1. [math]10 degC[/math]
  2. [math]100 degC[/math]
  3. [math]1,000 degC[/math]
  4. [math]10,000 degC[/math]
8. 
Shale that undergoes low-grade metamorphism becomes
  1. slate
  2. schist
  3. gneiss
  4. marble
9. 
Which mineral is associated with high-grade metamorphism?
  1. garnet
  2. biotite
  3. chlorite
  4. sillimanite
10. 
Would you expect to find evidence of burial metamorphism near a mid-ocean ridge? Explain.






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