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What type of rock is formed from volcanic material?
a) sedimentary b) metamorphic c) minerals d) igneous
Which rock is formed from heat and pressure?
a) sedimentary b) metamorphic c) minerals d) igneous
Where is the oldest layer of rock located in a cliff?
a) inside the cliff b) behind the cliff c) on the bottom of the cliff d) on top of the cliff
An intrusive igneous rock contains ...
a) fine grains and cools slowly b) coarse grains and cools quickly c) coarse grains and cools slowly d) fine grains and cools quickly
Which type of rock contains the majority of fossils?
a) sedimentary b) metamorphic c) magma d) igneous
A layer of Earth with fossils of aquatic organisms tells us that the environment was ...
a) once above sea level b) once a desert c) once on top of a mountain d) once below sea level
Rocks that cool quickly and contain fine grains are called ...
a) intrusive igneous and form from lava. b) intrusive igneous and form from magma. c) extrusive igneous and form from lava. d) extrusive igneous and form from magma.
The processes that form sedimentary rock in the correct order are ...
a) erosion, deposition, melting, compaction b) weathering, melting, cooling hardening c) erosion, deposition, compaction, cementation d) cementation, compaction, weathering, erosion
The main characteristic of metamorphic rocks is ...
a) jagged grains. b) various colors. c) glassy texture. d) foliation.
The fossil record is important because ...
a) it provides clues to the evolution of life on Earth. b) all responses are correct c) it provides evidence that life on Earth has become more complex over time. d) it provides clues to Earth's past environments.
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