Rock Deformation: Causes and Types


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Ductile deformation occurs when _____.

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1. Elasticity refers to a rock's _____.

2. Tensional stress occurs when _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo quickly gauges your understanding of how rocks form and the characteristics they possess.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you review:

  • Elasticity
  • Ductile deformation
  • Tensional stress

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding properties of elasticity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding tensional stress and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process of rock deformation

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Rock Deformation: Causes and Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the process of rock deformation
  • Compare and contrast compressional stress and shear stress
  • Determine what elasticity refers to
  • Examine properties of ductile rocks
  • Identify characteristics of brittle rocks