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Geologists classify rocks by observing all of the following characteristics of rocks except:
a) mineral composition b) smell c) color d) texture
A rock's ____________ provides clues to the rock's mineral composition
a) position b) size c) color d) weight
By observing the shape and color of of crystals, geologists can identify the ________that a rock contains.
a) dead animals b) origin c) value d) minerals
This describes the look and feel of a rock's surface
a) taste b) texture c) size d) volume
Particles of minerals or other rocks that make up most rocks
a) grains b) seeds c) composition d) pebbles
A rock that contains grains that are large and easy to find are called
a) course-grained b) big-grained c) easy-grained d) fine-grained
Rocks that contain grains that are so small they have to be seen under a microscope are
a) sand-grain b) tiny-grained c) fine-grained d) hard to see grains
Grains in rocks often form different _______. Some lie flat, some have swirls or different colors.
a) layout b) design c) patterns d) color
There are 3 major rock classifications; which choice does NOT belong
a) Sedimentary b) Igneous c) Volcanic d) Metamorphic
This type of rock is formed from the cooling of magma or lava
a) Igneous b) Sedimentary c) Course-grained d) Jagged
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