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Strike-Slip Fault: Definition & Example

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What kind of phenomenon occurs because of movement at strike-slip faults?

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1. As you view one side of a strike-slip fault and it moves to the left, what is it called?

2. Which of the following is not an example of a strike-slip fault?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The interactive quiz and printable worksheet focus on the key points presented in the related lesson on strike-slip faults.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • Phenomenon created by the movement of strike-slip faults
  • Examples of a strike-slip fault
  • Location of most transform strike-slip faults
  • Characteristic of a transform strike-slip faults

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Earth science lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding strike-slip faults and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of strike-slip faults

Additional Learning

For additional information on this topic, review the related lesson titled Strike-Slip Fault: Definition & Example. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define faults
  • Explain strike-slip faults
  • Explore dextrals and right-laterals
  • Understand transform faults
  • Detail oblique strike-slip faults
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