Sediments/Sedimentology/Quiz

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This shows the La Conchita 1995 Landslide. Credit: USGS.

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Quiz[edit]







  

1

Yes or No, Sedimentary rocks can occur before sediments are made.

Yes
No

2

Yes or No, Igneous rocks can occur before sediments are made.

Yes
No

3

Complete the text:

Match up the form or type of sediment with the effect:
morainic drift - A
glacial till - B
landslide - C
lahar - D
alluvium - E
loess - F
MSH82 lahar from march 82 eruption 03-21-82.jpg

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Glacial till exposed in roadcut-750px.jpg

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Lössacker.jpg

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Morainic drift on surface2.JPG

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ALLUVIUM.JPG

Laconchita1995landslide.jpg

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4

True or False, An accumulation of surface sediment formed between a subducting oceanic crustal plate and a continental tectonic plate, as it is scraped from off the top of the oceanic crustal plate is called an accretionary wedge.

TRUE
FALSE

5

Characteristics of glacial till are?

mixture
clay
sand
pebbles
boulders
trench

6

True or False, The formation of sedimentary rock is called lithogenesis.

TRUE
FALSE

7

Fine-grained, silt-size sediment formed by the mechanical erosion of bedrock at the base and sides of a glacier by moving ice is called?

8

Yes or No, Sediments can occur before sedimentary rocks are made.

Yes
No

9

Yes or No, Metamorphic rocks can occur before sediments are made.

Yes
No

10

Yes or No, Volcanic rocks can occur before sediments are made.

Yes
No


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. When the Earth began to form it was an agglomeration of sediments.

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