Chapter 14 - Multiple-Choice Questions 1 The concept that...

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Multiple-Choice Questions 1) The concept that rocks of the crust and upper mantle are floating in gravitational balance is known as __________. A) isotropy B) isostasy C) isobration D) isomonism Answer: B Diff: 1 2) According to the crustal, gravitational balance idea, which of the following statements is true? 3) The Valley and Ridge Province of the Appalachian Mountains is characterized by __________. 4) Which of the following best describes the geology of the Pacific coastal regions of western North America including Alaska? 5) A(n) __________ is a thick accumulation of sediments and small, tectonic blocks formed of material scraped off a descending, lithospheric plate. A) mass movement complex
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B) continental shelf, terrain complex C) accretionary-wedge complex D) subterranean-accumulation complex Answer: C Diff: 1 6) How were the Ural Mountains (Russia) formed?
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