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Unit 3 (Geology) Vocabulary Quiz

Quiz by Mallory Strelecky

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  • Q1
    Which type of rock forms when molten rock cools and becomes solid?
    Sedimentary Rock
    Metamorphic Rock
    Igneous Rock
    Chemical Sedimentary Rock
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  • Q2
    What is an intrusive rock?
    a metamorphic rock that has a banded texture
    a sedimentary rock that forms as bits of weathered rock become cemented together
    an igneous rock that forms below the surface of Earth
    an igneous rock that forms above the surface of Earth
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  • Q3
    Which type of igneous rock forms above the surface of Earth?
    Clastic
    Foliated
    Extrusive
    Intrusive
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  • Q4
    Which type of rock forms when existing rocks are broken down into sediments and cemented back together?
    Sedimentary Rock
    Metamorphic Rock
    Non Foliated Metamorphic Rock
    Igneous Rock
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  • Q5
    What is a clastic rock?
    an igneous rock that forms above the surface of Earth
    a metamorphic rock that does not have a banded texture
    a sedimentary rock that forms as bits of weathered rock become cemented together
    a sedimentary rock that forms as bits of weathered rock become cemented together
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  • Q6
    Which type of sedimentary rock forms when dissolved minerals or elements that are separated from water combine together?
    Chemical
    Extrusive
    Clastic
    Foliated
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  • Q7
    What is weathering?
    the breaking down of rocks into smaller pieces or sediments
    the movement of sediments to other locations
    the process in which sediments settle out of the air or water
    the process that squeezes sediments together
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  • Q8
    Which process moves sediments to other locations?
    Cementation
    Deposition
    Weathering
    Erosion
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  • Q9
    What is deposition?
    the process by which dissolved minerals glue sediments together
    the breaking down of rocks into sediments
    the movement of sediments to other locations
    the process in which sediments settle out of the air or water
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  • Q10
    Which process squeezes sediments together?
    Deposition
    Cementation
    Erosion
    Compaction
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  • Q11
    Which process glues sediments together?
    Cementation
    Weathering
    Compaction
    Deposition
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  • Q12
    Which type of rock is created by the physical or chemical alteration of existing rocks by heat and pressure?
    Metamorphic Rock
    Sedimentary Rock
    Intrusive Igneous Rock
    Igneous Rock
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  • Q13
    Which type of rock has a banded texture?
    Non Foliated Metamorphic Rock
    Chemical Sedimentary Rock
    Intrusive Igneous Rock
    Foliated Metamorphic Rock
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  • Q14
    What is a non foliated rock?
    an igneous rock that forms below the surface of Earth
    a metamorphic rock that does not have a banded texture
    a sedimentary rock that forms when dissolved minerals combine
    a metamorphic rock that has a banded texture
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  • Q15
    Which is the outermost layer of the Earth?
    Mantle
    Crust
    Core
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  • Q16
    What is the mantle?
    the outermost layer of the Earth
    the innermost layer of the Earth
    the solid rocky shell between the crust and the core
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  • Q17
    Which is the the innermost layer of the Earth?
    Core
    Mantle
    Crust
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  • Q18
    What is plate tectonics?
    the shaking of the ground produced by the rapid release of energy along fractures in the crust
    the theory that the surface of Earth is broken into plates that move
    the supercontinent that was formed about 300 million years ago
    the hypothesis that states that the continents were once together
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  • Q19
    What are the large rocks that make up the outer layer of the surface of Earth called?
    Faults
    Pangaea
    Plates
    Mantle
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  • Q20
    Which states that the continents were once joined together to form a single supercontinent and that the supercontinent broke into pieces and the continents drifted to their present day locations?
    Continental Drift
    Plate Tectonics
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