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Which of the following describes the process by which sediments are dropped in new locations?
a) Erosion
b) Weathering
c) Glacier
d) Deposition

What do we call it when a mineral breaks along sharp, jagged edges?
a) Cleavage
b) Luster
c) Hardness
d) Fracture

Which type of rock has a banded appearance?
a) Sedimentary
b) Metamorphic
c) Igneous
d) Volcanic

How are rocks classified?
a) By their physical properties
b) By their crystal size
c) By their color
d) By how they are formed

What do we call the colored powder a rock or mineral leaves behind?
a) Streak
b) Hardness
c) Cleavage
d) Luster

A minerals resistance to being scratched is known as which of the following properties?
a) Streak
b) Hardness
c) Cleavage
d) Luster

How a mineral reflects light is known as which property?
a) Streak
b) Hardness
c) Cleavage
d) Luster

What type of rock contains fossils?
a) Metamorphic
b) Volcanic
c) Sedimentary
d) Igneous

When a mineral breaks along smooth, flat surfaces, we say that it has which of the following properties?
a) Hardness
b) Fracture
c) Luster
d) Cleavage

What type of rock is formed by heat and pressure?
a) Cementation
b) Metamorphic
c) Sedimentary
d) Igneous

What type of rock is formed underwater and is formed from pieces of rocks, plants and animals that are stuck together?
a) Sedimentary rock
b) Igneous rock
c) Volcanic rock
d) Metamporhic rock

Which of the following is NOT a property of minerals?
a) Crystal
b) Natural
c) Inorganic
d) Found in the liquid state

What type of rock is built up in layers ?
a) sedimentary
b) metamorphic
c) igneous
d) pet rock

Which of the following will scratch quartz (Hardness = 7)
a) Diamond (Hardness = 10)
b) Talc (Hardness = 1)
c) Graphite (Hardness = 2)
d) Glass (Hardness = 5.5)

What type of rock is formed from the cooling of lava or magma?
a) Sedimentary
b) Metamorphic
c) Igneous
d) Cementation

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