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During the rock cycle, a collision between two continental plates could force one plate down toward the heat of the mantle, producing
a) coarse-grained rock b) metamorphic rock c) sedimentary rock d) igneous rock
The heat that changes a rock into metamorphic rock comes from
a) the sun. b) friction of plate movement. c) the heat of the mantle. d) chemical rocks in the crust.
A series of processes on Earth’s surface and interior that slowly changes rocks from one kind to another is called
a) evaporation b) erosion c) crystallization d) the rock cycle
Generally, a rock is made up of
a) large crystals. b) small crystals. c) a mixture of minerals and other materials. d) a compound of several elements.
Because plate movements have raised ancient sea floors above sea level,
a) there is less coral than there used to be. b) coral reefs are only found around atolls. c) limestone that began as coral reefs can be found on the continents. d) all remains of ancient coral reefs have been lost.
Heat and pressure deep beneath Earth’s surface can change any rock into a. chemical rock. b. gemstones c. metamorphic rock. d. sedimentary rock.
a) chemical rock b) gemstones c) metamorphic rock d) sedimentary rock
Rock that forms from the cooling of magma below the surface or lava at the surface is called
a) igneous rock. b) sedimentary rock. c) coarse-grained rock. d) metamorphic rock.
Where does most metamorphic rock form?
a) deep underground b) just below the surface c) at the surface d) in sea waters
A rare, colorful mineral with a brilliant luster and a hardness of 8 or 9 on the Mohs hardness scale would probably be used as a(n)
a) alloy b) pure metal c) ore d) gemstone
The repeating pattern of a mineral’s particles forms a solid called a(n)
a) crystal b) element c) compoind d) rock
A mineral must be inorganic, which means that it contains
a) compounds b) materials made by humans c) parts of living things d) no materials that were once part of living things
If you broke a mineral into tiny pieces, each piece would
a) have a different shape b) still show the same crystal structure. c) be roughly the same size. d) be metallic.
A rock is a (an) __________.
a) compoind b) element c) mixture d) atom
The rock cycle suggests that __________.
a) rocks are continually recycled into different forms b) rocks disappear from Earth as they go underground c) rocks are always being added to Earth's mass d) rocks always stay in the same form
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