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Review Of Rocks And Rock Cycle.

The process in which scientists determine the age of a rock in years is called __________________________
a) relative dating
b) speed dating
c) age dating
d) absolute dating

Rock that forms due to cooling magama or lava
a) sedimentary
b) igneous
c) metamorphic
d) detrital

Rock that forms when pieces of other rocks are broken and then cemented together
a) sedimentary
b) igneous
c) metamorphic
d) detrital

Rock that forms when heat and pressure within the Earth changes its form
a) sedimentary
b) igneous
c) metamorphic
d) organic

Igneous rock that forms beneath Earth's surface is called _________________
a) extrusive
b) intrusive
c) non-foliated
d) foliated

Metamorphic rock that has distinct layers or bands is called ________________________________
a) extrusive
b) intrusive
c) non-foliated
d) foliated

The scientific principle that states that older rocks are beneath younger rocks is ________________________
a) Principle of Uniformitarianism
b) Principle of Superposition
c) Principle of Relative Dating
d) Principle of Radioactive Decay

Sedimentary rocks that are composed of once living organisms are ______________________
a) Organic
b) Chemical
c) Detrital
d) Fossilized

The type of rock that forms very quickly compared to the other types of rock _____________________
a) Extrusive Igneous
b) Intrusive Igneous
c) Foliated Metamorphic
d) Non-Foliated Metamorphic

The process in which atoms emit particles and form new isotopes
a) Atomic Decay
b) Radioactive Decay
c) Nuclear Decay
d) Isotopic Decay

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