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Sedimentary Rocks Quiz

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  • Q1
    When do sedimentary rocks form?
    when existing rocks are heated up
    when magma cools below the surface of the Earth
    when magma cools above the surface of the Earth
    when existing rocks are broken down into sediments
    300s
  • Q2
    Which types of rocks can become sedimentary rocks?
    Metamorphic
    Sedimentary
    ALL
    Igneous
    300s
  • Q3
    Which processes are involved in the formation of sedimentary rocks?
    compacting and cementation
    compaction and crystallization
    erosion and melting
    cementation and rapid cooling
    300s
  • Q4
    Which type of rock is formed when bits of weathered rock become cemented together?
    Igneous Rock
    Metamorphic Rock
    Chemical Sedimentary Rock
    Clastic Sedimentary Rock
    300s
  • Q5
    Which type of rock has a distinctive appearance with lots of different types of sediments?
    Chemical Sedimentary Rock
    Metamorphic Rock
    Clastic Sedimentary Rock
    Igneous Rock
    300s
  • Q6
    Which type of rock is formed when dissolved minerals that are separated from water combine?
    Igneous Rock
    Metamorphic Rock
    Clastic Sedimentary Rock
    Chemical Sedimentary Rock
    300s
  • Q7
    Which type of rock has a smooth appearance with usually one type of sediment?
    Clastic Sedimentary Rock
    Metamorphic Rock
    Chemical Sedimentary Rock
    Igneous Rock
    300s
  • Q8
    Which piece of information do sedimentary rocks NOT provide?
    fossils of animals and plants
    evidence of volcanoes
    environmental conditions
    time period when each layer of rock was deposited
    300s
  • Q9
    A process in the formation of sedimentary rocks is when rocks are
    compressed by moving plates.
    moved up along fault planes.
    heated and subjected to high pressure.
    broken up and deposited in layers.
    300s
  • Q10
    Which is the correct order in the process of sedimentary rock formation?
    weathering, deposition, cementation, burial
    compaction, weathering, erosion, cementation
    compaction, erosion, cementation, deposition
    weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction
    300s
  • Q11
    What is weathering?
    the process that squeezes sediments together
    the breaking down of rocks into smaller pieces
    the movement of sediments
    the process by which dissolved minerals glue sediments together
    300s
  • Q12
    What is erosion?
    the process that squeezes sediments together
    the breaking down of rocks into sediments
    the process in which sediments settle out of the air or water
    the movement of sediments to other locations
    300s
  • Q13
    What is deposition?
    the movement of sediments
    the process in which sediments settle out of the air or water
    the process that squeezes sediments together
    the process by which dissolved minerals cement sediments together
    300s
  • Q14
    What is compaction?
    the process that squeezes sediments together
    the process in which sediments settle out of the air or water
    the breaking down of rocks into sediments
    the process by which dissolved minerals glue sediments together
    300s
  • Q15
    What is cementation?
    the process in which sediments settle out of the air
    the process by which dissolved minerals glue sediments together
    the process that squeezes sediments together
    the movement of sediments to other locations
    300s

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