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Which of the following describes the process by which sediments are dropped in new locations?
a) Erosion b) Weathering c) Glacier d) Deposition
What do we call it when a mineral breaks along sharp, jagged edges?
a) Cleavage b) Luster c) Hardness d) Fracture
Which type of rock has a banded appearance?
a) Sedimentary b) Metamorphic c) Igneous d) Volcanic
How are rocks classified?
a) By their physical properties b) By their crystal size c) By their color d) By how they are formed
What do we call the colored powder a rock or mineral leaves behind?
a) Streak b) Hardness c) Cleavage d) Luster
A minerals resistance to being scratched is known as which of the following properties?
a) Streak b) Hardness c) Cleavage d) Luster
How a mineral reflects light is known as which property?
a) Streak b) Hardness c) Cleavage d) Luster
What type of rock contains fossils?
a) Metamorphic b) Volcanic c) Sedimentary d) Igneous
When a mineral breaks along smooth, flat surfaces, we say that it has which of the following properties?
a) Hardness b) Fracture c) Luster d) Cleavage
What type of rock is formed by heat and pressure?
a) Cementation b) Metamorphic c) Sedimentary d) Igneous
What type of rock is formed underwater and is formed from pieces of rocks, plants and animals that are stuck together?
a) Sedimentary rock b) Igneous rock c) Volcanic rock d) Metamporhic rock
Which of the following is NOT a property of minerals?
a) Crystal b) Natural c) Inorganic d) Found in the liquid state
What type of rock is built up in layers ?
a) sedimentary b) metamorphic c) igneous d) pet rock
Which of the following will scratch quartz (Hardness = 7)
a) Diamond (Hardness = 10) b) Talc (Hardness = 1) c) Graphite (Hardness = 2) d) Glass (Hardness = 5.5)
What type of rock is formed from the cooling of lava or magma?
a) Sedimentary b) Metamorphic c) Igneous d) Cementation
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