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Igneous, Sedimentary, And Metamorphic Rocks.

Igneous rock that cools rapidly when it forms may ahve a texture that is ___.
a) smooth, shiny, no visible grains
b) banded with several colors
c) coarse grained
d) jagged grains

Igneous rock that formed from lava that erupted onto Earth's surface is called ___.
a) extrusive rock
b) intrusive rock
c) clastic rock
d) metamorphic rock

The most abundant intrusive rock in the continental crust is ___.
a) basalt
b) granite
c) shale
d) limestone

The process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind carrying it is ___.
a) compaction
b) deposition
c) cementation
d) erosion

A sedimentary rock made up of rock fragments with rounded edges is called ___.
a) shale
b) conglomerate
c) breccia
d) sandstone

Over time, coral buried by sediments can turn into ___.
a) granite
b) coal
c) limestone
d) basalt

A metamorphic rock in which the grains line up in parallel bands is a ___.
a) clastic rock
b) nonfoliated
c) foliated
d) nonclastic

Magma that cools slowly forms ____ rock.
a) extrusive metamorphic
b) extrusive igneous
c) intrusive metamorphic
d) intrusive igneous

Quartz is a mineral, granite is ___.
a) also a mineral
b) a rock
c) a gem
d) an ore

Detrital rocks are ___.
a) made of fragments
b) formed from magma
c) deposited from solution
d) all of the above

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