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Rocks and Minerals

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  • Q1
    What is the rock cycle?
    rock material that forms where rocks are broken down into smaller pieces
    a process that changes one type of rock to another
    molten rock that is stored underground
    30s
  • Q2
    As a rock is buried deeper in the crust, _____ as well as heat increases on the rock.
    texture
    pressure
    mantle
    30s
  • Q3
    What material is used to form metamorphic rock?
    cooling
    melting
    weathering and erosion
    extreme heat and pressure
    30s
  • Q4
    What process is used to form sedimentary rock?
    cooling and hardening of lava/magma
    compaction and cementation of sediments
    weathering and erosion
    extreme heat and pressure
    30s
  • Q5
    What process forms and igneous rock?
    compaction and cementation
    weathering and erosion
    cooling and hardening of lava/magma
    heat and pressure
    30s
  • Q6
    What type of rock would you expect to find by a volcano?
    Sediments
    Igneous
    Sedimentary
    Metamorphic
    30s
  • Q7
    What is weathering?
    the movement of sediments from one area to another
    the breakdown of rock into sediments
    the dropping off of sediments
    30s
  • Q8
    What is erosion?
    the movement of sediments from one area to another
    the breakdown of rock into sediments
    the dropping off of sediments
    30s
  • Q9
    What is deposition?
    the dropping off of sediments
    the movement of sediments from one area to another
    the breakdown of rock into sediments
    30s
  • Q10
    What are sediments?
    cooled magma
    heated rock
    Rock that has been broken down into smaller pieces
    30s
  • Q11
    What is a minerals streak?
    How shiny or dull it is
    How hard it is
    It's true color
    30s
  • Q12
    Which mineral can scratch Talc, but, not Calcite?
    Question Image
    Topaz
    Apatite
    Gypsum
    30s
  • Q13
    What are the four main physical properties that can help identify a mineral?
    hardness, color, luster, streak
    size, shape, color, texture
    malleability, conductivity, color, luster
    color, streak, conductivity, magnetism
    30s
  • Q14
    If a mineral looks black but leaves a red streak, what is the true color of the mineral?
    red
    brown
    black
    yellow
    30s
  • Q15
    Hematite is a mineral that comes in a variety of colors including different shades of black, grey, silver, brown, and red. A streak test can be used to help determine the identity of hematite. Why would you conduct a streak test on hematite to determine its identity?
    The streak test will always be the same color no matter the color of the hematite.
    The streak test determines the hardness of the hematite.
    The streak test will change depending on the color of the hematite.
    The streak test will change depending on the luster of the hematite.
    30s

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