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Which type of rock is most likely to be formed by melting rock?
a) Sedimentary rock
b) Metamorphic rock
c) Igneous rock
d) Granite

Fossils are most likely to be found in which type of rock?
a) Sedimentary rock
b) Metamorphic rock
c) Granite
d) Igenous rock

While walking near Mt. Shasta, a dormant volcano, a piece of black obsidian was found. This rock is?
a) Sedimentary rock
b) Metamorphic rock
c) Igneous rock
d) Granite rock

Which of the following is NOT an example of weathering?
a) A rock falls off a cliff and breaks into smaller pieces.
b) Water gets into a crack and freezes and thaws.
c) Wind and sand blow against rocks.
d) A cliff gets warm in the sun.

You test a white nonmetallic mineral that leaves a white streak on a streak plate and is scratched by your fingernail. This mineral is likely to be:
a) Quartz
b) Talc
c) Calcite
d) Mica

The flow of a river moves sand and pebbles leaving them downstream. This process is called:
a) evaporation
b) transportation
c) deposition
d) none of the above.

Which of the following forces shape and reshape the earth's land surface?
a) Waves
b) Wind
c) Ice
d) All of the above

Wind and water erode landforms. This process is called:
a) Deposition
b) Plate tectonics
c) Weathering
d) None of the above

What was the most important factor in shaping the Grand Canyon?
a) Water
b) Wind
c) Landslides
d) Vocano

Calcite breaks with a smooth, flat surface. What is the best way to describe this property?
a) Cleavage
b) Luster
c) Magnetism
d) Scratch test

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