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Rock Cycle & Classes of Rocks

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31 questions
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  • Q1
    Magma that cools below the Earth's surface forms _____ rock
    extrusive metamorphic
    intrusive metamorphic
    intrusive igneous
    extrusive igneous
    30s
  • Q2
    Sedimentary rocks are usually classified as ______
    clastic, chemical, or organic
    foliated or nonfoliated
    intrusive or extrusive
    basaltic, granitic, or andesitic
    30s
  • Q3
    Igneous rocks from from _____ when it cools
    sediments
    only lava
    magma and lava
    only magma
    30s
  • Q4
    Foliated rocks are distinguished by ______
    air holes
    layers
    large mineral grains
    lack of layers
    30s
  • Q5
    All of the following conditions in Earth can cause metamorphic rocks to form EXCEPT ____
    heat
    exposure to air
    pressure
    the presence of hot, watery fluids
    30s
  • Q6
    A classification of metamorphic rocks would include whether they are ______.
    foliated or nonfoliated
    basaltic or granitic
    intrusive or extrusive
    chemical or organic
    30s
  • Q7
    Sedimentary Rocks are ______
    formed when loose materials become pressed and cemented together or when minerals form from a solution
    formed because of changes in temperature and pressure
    formed from magma
    a type of foliated igneous rock
    30s
  • Q8
    Clastic rocks are _____
    formed from magma
    made from broken fragments of other rocks
    deposited from a solution
    made from heat and pressure
    30s
  • Q9
    A rock is always _____
    either igneous or sedimentary
    a mixture of minerals, organic matter, volcanic glass, or other materials
    made of molten material
    deposited from a solution
    30s
  • Q10
    The crystals that form in slowly cooled magma produce ____ mineral grains
    coarse
    fine-grained
    invisible
    tiny
    30s
  • Q11
    A clastic rock is named according to _____
    its age
    the color of its sediments
    its location
    the shape and size of its sediments
    30s
  • Q12
    When lava cools at the Earth's surface, _____ igneous rocks are formed
    intrusive
    metamorphic
    extrusive
    coarse-grained
    30s
  • Q13
    Metamorphic rocks with a nonfoliated texture show metamorphic changes that involve _____
    minerals arranging into layers
    mineral grains melting
    mineral grains flattening under pressure
    growth in mineral grains
    30s
  • Q14
    Sedimentary rocks formed from the remains of once-living things are _____
    chemical
    organic
    metamorphic
    clastic
    30s
  • Q15
    An igneous rock that has holes in it indicated that when it formed it contained ______
    silica
    gases
    iron
    hot fluids
    30s

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