The Processes of Mountain Building


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How are fold mountains formed?

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1. Which of the following statements regarding dome mountains is TRUE?

2. Which of the following describes the process of subduction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are numerous types of mountains and various ways in which they are formed. This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of dome mountains, as well as terms and phrases related to the formation of mountains.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments can assist you in recalling:

  • The term for one plate sinking below another
  • Various types of mountains
  • Type of mountain formed with the convergence of oceanic plates
  • Facts about dome mountains
  • How fold mountains are created

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about dome mountains in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding fold mountains and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about plate convergence in mountain formation

Additional Learning

Learn additional information about mountains with this complementary video lesson called The Process of Mountain Building. The following objectives can be found in this lesson:

  • Discover how mountains are built
  • Identify the various types of plate boundary mountains
  • Explore examples of dome mountains in South Dakota and New York