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Lithification is a term associated with which classification of rocks
a) Sedimentary b) Igneous c) Metamorphic d) Stones
Which is another term for the cooling of rock
a) relaxing b) Chillin c) Crystallization d) Melting
What process carries sediment away
a) Lithification b) Weathering c) Deposition d) Erosion
What process breaks rocks apart
a) Weathering b) Erosion c) Deposition d) Cementation
What rock makes up the continental crust
a) Basalt b) Granite c) Marble d) Coal
What rock makes up the ocean crust
a) Basalt b) Granite c) Limestone d) schist
What type of rock does lava cooling on Earths surface form
a) sedimentary b) intrusive igneous c) extrusive igneous d) metamorphic
How do intrusive igneous rocks form
a) when magma cools within the earth b) from lava on Earths surface c) when volcanoes erupt d) when sediment is cemented together
Heat and pressure will turn shale into slate. what is this called
a) schistation b) metamorphism c) crystallization d) sedimentation
What rock most commonly occurs on the earths surface
a) marbled b) metamorphic c) igneous d) sedimentary
What type of sediment creates coal
a) plant remains b) shells c) rocks d) minerals
The rock cycle
a) ends with igneous rock b) begins with weathering c) ends with metamorphic rock d) has no beginning or end
Where do metamorphic rocks form
a) Underwater b) On Earths surface c) Deep underground d) Outer space
Which would be a characteristic of a foliated metamorphic rock
a) smooth and shiny b) large, coarse grained crystals c) smaller pieces of rock cemented together d) parallel wavy bands that formed under high pressure
Whsat type of rocks do fossils form in
a) Igneous b) Sedimentary c) Metamorphic d) Foliated
What process lays or deposits sediment down usually underwater
a) Deposition b) Weathering c) Erosion d) Cementing
The Latin term ignis means
a) Fire b) Water c) Wind d) Earth
What type of rock is most easily weathered and eroded
a) Primordial b) Metamorphic c) Igneous d) Sedimentary
Where is Devils Tower
a) Wyoming b) Utah c) Montana d) Washington
Crystals are most commonly found in
a) Igneous rocks b) Sedimentary rocks c) Metamorphic rocks d) Man made rocks
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