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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Geology Questions

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Grade 9 Tectonics
What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Normal
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
Grade 9 Tectonics
What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Strike-Slip
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
Grade 9 Tectonics
What type of fault does the diagram represent?
Fault - Thrust
  1. ring
  2. normal
  3. reverse
  4. strike-slip
Grade 9 Tectonics
Grade 9 Volcanoes
The Ring of Fire refers to
  1. an active erupting volcano.
  2. the volcanoes surrounding the Pacific Ocean.
  3. the spreading that takes place on the ocean floor.
  4. the land once known as Pangaea.
Grade 9 Tectonics
The Andes Mountain Range and Andean Volcanic Belt line the western side of South America. Based on this information and the map, which statement best describes the plate boundary interaction along the west coast of South America?
Tectonic Plates With Labels
  1. the Nazca plate is subducting under the South American plate
  2. the South American plate is subducting under the Nazca plate
  3. the Nazca plate and South American plate interact along a transform boundary
  4. the South American plate and Nazca plate interact along a divergent boundary
Grade 9 Rocks
What rock is shown?
Rock - Igneous - Pumice
  1. scoria
  2. basalt
  3. pumice
  4. granite
Grade 9 Rocks
What rock is shown?
Rock - Sedimentary - Conglomerate
  1. breccia
  2. siltstone
  3. dolostone
  4. conglomerate
Grade 9 Volcanoes
Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii would be classified as which type of volcano?
  1. shield volcano
  2. cinder cone
  3. composite volcano
  4. super volcano
Grade 9 Rocks
What rock is shown?
Rock - Igneous - Granite
  1. scoria
  2. gabbro
  3. granite
  4. andesite
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