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Lithification is a term associated with which classification of rocks
a) Sedimentary
b) Igneous
c) Metamorphic
d) Stones

Which is another term for the cooling of rock
a) relaxing
b) Chillin
c) Crystallization
d) Melting

What process carries sediment away
a) Lithification
b) Weathering
c) Deposition
d) Erosion

What process breaks rocks apart
a) Weathering
b) Erosion
c) Deposition
d) Cementation

What rock makes up the continental crust
a) Basalt
b) Granite
c) Marble
d) Coal

What rock makes up the ocean crust
a) Basalt
b) Granite
c) Limestone
d) schist

What type of rock does lava cooling on Earths surface form
a) sedimentary
b) intrusive igneous
c) extrusive igneous
d) metamorphic

How do intrusive igneous rocks form
a) when magma cools within the earth
b) from lava on Earths surface
c) when volcanoes erupt
d) when sediment is cemented together

Heat and pressure will turn shale into slate. what is this called
a) schistation
b) metamorphism
c) crystallization
d) sedimentation

What rock most commonly occurs on the earths surface
a) marbled
b) metamorphic
c) igneous
d) sedimentary

What type of sediment creates coal
a) plant remains
b) shells
c) rocks
d) minerals

The rock cycle
a) ends with igneous rock
b) begins with weathering
c) ends with metamorphic rock
d) has no beginning or end

Where do metamorphic rocks form
a) Underwater
b) On Earths surface
c) Deep underground
d) Outer space

Which would be a characteristic of a foliated metamorphic rock
a) smooth and shiny
b) large, coarse grained crystals
c) smaller pieces of rock cemented together
d) parallel wavy bands that formed under high pressure

Whsat type of rocks do fossils form in
a) Igneous
b) Sedimentary
c) Metamorphic
d) Foliated

What process lays or deposits sediment down usually underwater
a) Deposition
b) Weathering
c) Erosion
d) Cementing

The Latin term ignis means
a) Fire
b) Water
c) Wind
d) Earth

What type of rock is most easily weathered and eroded
a) Primordial
b) Metamorphic
c) Igneous
d) Sedimentary

Where is Devils Tower
a) Wyoming
b) Utah
c) Montana
d) Washington

Crystals are most commonly found in
a) Igneous rocks
b) Sedimentary rocks
c) Metamorphic rocks
d) Man made rocks

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