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Which rock layer has the oldest fossils?
a) Top
b) middle
c) lowest
d) none of the above

Limestone and marble have the same chemical makeup but are classified differently because they
a) were formed from different fossils
b) took differnt amounts of time to form
c) formed at different times
d) formed by different methods

If a penny is scratching the surface of a mineral, which physical property is being tested?
a) streak
b) hardness
c) melting point
d) reaction to acid

Which rock genergally has fossils?
a) igneous
b) metamorphic
c) sedimentary
d) volcanic

All rocks are composed of
a) fossils
b) cells
c) metals
d) minerals

A chemical property of a mineral is evident if the mineral
a) breaks easily when struck with a hammer
b) bubbles when acid is placed on it
c) is easily scratched by a fingernail
d) reflects light from its surface

Igneous rock are formed by
a) weathering
b) cementation
c) volcanic activity
d) sedimentation

Which physical property is indicated by the powder it leaves behind?
a) streak
b) hardness
c) reaction to acid
d) reaction to a solvent

Rocks are classified as igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary according to
a) their color
b) their shape
c) how they formed
d) the minerals they contain

A rock sample containing shells, minerals, and plant material would best be classified as
a) volcanic
b) sedimentary
c) metamorphic
d) igneous

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