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  1. Folded limestones that occur high in the Himalayas were originally deposited as sediments in a ________.marine basin between India and Eurasia

          

  2. Since the early Mesozoic, the ________ has been passive tectonically.eastern margin in the United States

          

  3. Which one of the following is an example of an isostatic movement?The Appalachians

          

  4. Topographically high-standing, mountainous areas generally ________.at the edge of the overriding plate facing a subduction zone

          

  5. The concept that rocks of the crust and upper mantle are floating in gravitational balance is known as ________.are uplifted blocks that typically have cores of Proterozoic igneous and metamorphic rocks

          

  6. According to the crustal, gravitational balance idea, which of the following statements is true?Himalayan Range and Tibetan Plateau in northern India and southwestern China

          

  7. Accretionary wedges are formed ________.at the edge of the overriding plate facing a subduction zone

          

  8. The ranges of the central and southern Rocky Mountains ________.are uplifted blocks that typically have cores of Proterozoic igneous and metamorphic rocks

          

  9. Volcanism along a continental arc is dominated by the eruption of ________.andesitic lavas and pyroclastic materials

          

  10. A(n) ________ is a zone where two continents collide, often preserving slivers of oceanic lithosphere between the colliding plates.suture

          

  11. The Valley and Ridge Province of the Appalachian Mountains is characterized by ________.sedimentary strata folded in late Paleozoic time

          

  12. The Sierra Nevada, CA, and Teton, WY ranges are examples of ________.at the edge of the overriding plate facing a subduction zone

          

  13. Which of the following best describes the geology of the Pacific coastal regions of western North America including Alaska?Geologically different, microcontinent-sized fragments and terranes, formed elsewhere, were tectonically accreted to North America.

          

  14. The ________ have crust about twice as thick as normal.Himalayan Range and Tibetan Plateau in northern India and southwestern China

          

  15. During late Paleozoic time, the tectonic configuration of the Appalachian region in eastern North America was most similar to the ________.Geologically different, microcontinent-sized fragments and terranes, formed elsewhere, were tectonically accreted to North America.

          

  16. The ________ are a geologically old mountain range folded and deformed during the Paleozoic.Himalayan Range and Tibetan Plateau in northern India and southwestern China

          

  17. The term ________ refers specifically to geologic mountain building.orogeny

          

  18. Which of the following mountain is oldest?The Appalachians

          

  19. How were the Ural Mountains (Russia) formed?The Appalachians