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Accretionary Wedge Mastery Quiz

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1. What is the primary process responsible for the formation of an accretionary wedge?

2. Which of the following best describes the composition of accretionary wedges?

3. Accretionary wedges are most often associated with which type of plate boundary?

4. Which geological feature is often found landward of accretionary wedges?

5. What role do accretionary wedges play in the rock cycle?

6. During the formation of an accretionary wedge, which process leads to the thickening and deformation of sediments?

7. In what oceanic region are accretionary wedges most commonly found?

8. How does fluid pressure within accretionary wedges affect their stability?

9. What type of rock is typically NOT found within accretionary wedges?

10. Which phenomenon is associated with the presence of accretionary wedges in subduction zones?