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Metamorphism (Grade 9)

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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
Which type of metamorphism would most likely be associated with large areas of the earth, for example, mountain ranges?
  1. shock
  2. regional
  3. dynamic
  4. contact
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
What type of metamorphism would rocks located along the fault line most likely undergo?
Fault - Strike-Slip
  1. burial
  2. contact
  3. regional
  4. cataclastic
Igneous intrusions are associated with which type of metamorphism?
  1. contact
  2. regional
  3. dynamic
  4. cataclastic
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
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]
Shale that undergoes low-grade metamorphism becomes                .
  1. slate
  2. schist
  3. gneiss
  4. marble
Which mineral is associated with high-grade metamorphism?
  1. garnet
  2. biotite
  3. chlorite
  4. sillimanite
Would you expect to find evidence of burial metamorphism near a mid-ocean ridge? Explain.

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