Contact Metamorphism Vs. Regional Metamorphism: Definition & Differences


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If a sedimentary rock is baked by an intrusion of magma that touches the rock, which type of metamorphism will most likely take place?

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1. Which type of metamorphism is more likely to take place over a wide area?

2. Which of the following scenarios might result in rocks metamorphosing through regional metamorphism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of how contact metamorphism differs from regional metamorphism. Topics you will need to know to pass the quiz include stages of metamorphism and traits it possesses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Metamorphism mainly due to the heat
  • How contact and regional metamorphism differ
  • Characteristics of regional metamorphism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet help students practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as regional metamorphism and contact metamorphism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding metamorphism
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of regional metamorphism

Additional Learning

To learn more about different forms of metamorphism, review the lesson on Contact Metamorphism vs. Regional Metamorphism: Definition & Differences. This lesson covers the following objects:

  • Determine the difference between regional and contact metamorphism
  • Define regional metamorphism
  • Identify stages of contact metamorphism
  • Explain why contact metamorphism occurs