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A series of processes on Earth's surface and in the crust and mantle that slowly changes rocks from one kind to another is called
a) the rock cycle b) erosion c) crystallization d) evaporation
During the rock cycle, a collision between two continental plates could force one plate down toward the heat of the mantle, producing
a) sedimentary rock b) course-grained rock c) igneous rock d) metamorphic rock
This type of rock forms when magma cools
a) sedimentary b) magma c) igneous d) metamorphic
This type of rock is formed by compacting and cementing
a) sedimentary b) magma c) igneous d) metamorphic
This type of rock is formed by heat and pressure
a) sedimentary b) magma c) igneous d) metamorphic
Which of these statements is true?
a) rocks can only change on earth's surface b) rocks never change c) rocks can can change from one type to another d) rocks can only change within the earths surface
which geologic process can change any type of rock into sedimentary
a) cooling b) weathering and erosion c) melting d) heat and pressure
what geologic process can change igneous rock into metamorphic rock
a) compacting b) melting c) heat and pressure d) cooling
How would you change sedimentary rock into sediments
a) weathering and erosion b) lots of pressure and heat c) just lots of heat d) layers and pressure
how would you change sediments into metamorphic rock
a) weathering and erosion b) lots of pressure and heat c) heat only d) layers only
Which of the following is not one of the three major types of rocks
a) sedimentary b) igneous c) metamorphic d) marble
Which type of rock would you most likely find near a volcano?
a) Igneous b) Metamorphic c) sedimentary d) sandstone
Which type of rock would you most likely find in a river that has a little pressure
a) sedimentary b) metamorphic c) igneous d) minerals
Which type of rock would you expect to be found under the ocean where there is alot of pressure?
a) Igneous b) Sedimentary c) Metamorphic d) Minerals
Which type of rock has two types; foliated and non-foliated
a) Sedimentary b) Metamorphic c) Igneous d) Minerals
The break down of rocks into smaller particles by rain, snow, wind, etc. is called
a) Metamorphism b) weathering and erosion c) deposition d) compaction
Naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals and organic matter is called
a) rock cycle b) texture c) rock d) compostition
The process by which new rock is formed from old rock is called
a) texturing b) sedimentation c) rock cycle d) melting
The process by which sediment is dropped and comes to rest is called
a) erosion b) texture c) composition d) deposition
The process by which sediment is washed away is called
a) erosion b) texture c) deposition d) composition
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