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Igneous rocks form from
a) compaction and cementation
b) melting and solidifcation
c) heat and pressure
d) weathering and erosion

Metamorphic rocks form from
a) compaction and cementation
b) melting and solidification
c) heat and pressure
d) weathering and erosion

Sedimentary rocks form from
a) compaction and cementation
b) melting and solidification
c) heat and pressure
d) weathering and erosion

Rocks are classified based on
a) what processes made them
b) their origin
c) how they form
d) all of the above

Sediments form from
a) compaction and cementation
b) melting and solidification
c) heat and pressure
d) weathering and erosion

Igneous rocks that have large crystals cooled
a) quickly
b) slowly
c) fast and slow
d) not at all

Igneous rocks that have holes or are glassy cooled
a) quickly
b) slowly
c) quickly and slowly
d) not at all

Extrusive igneous rocks cooled
a) quickly above ground
b) quickly below ground
c) slowly above ground
d) slowly below ground

Which of the following rocks would contain fossils?
a) gabbro
b) slate
c) shale
d) gneiss

A volcano erupted and lava flowed over some limestone. Which rock was made where the lava touched the limestone?
a) quartzite
b) calcite
c) marble
d) rhyolite

A student picks up a rock and observes distorted stripes of light and dark colors. This rock must be
a) sedimentary
b) igneous
c) metamorphic
d) a mineral

Most rocks are made of
a) sediments
b) minerals
c) rock candy
d) pop rocks

Minerals are made of
a) rocks
b) sediments
c) one or more elements
d) water

Minerals are classified and identified based on
a) their physical and chemical properties
b) how pretty they are
c) how valuable they are
d) their abundance

Physical properties of minerals such as hardness and cleavage depend on
a) how much of the mineral there is
b) what color the mineral is
c) the mass of the mineral
d) the internal arrangement of atoms in the mineral

A substance is considered a mineral if
a) it is solid and homogenous
b) naturally occurring and inorganic
c) has atoms in a pattern
d) all of the above

Inorganic means
a) made by living things
b) NOT made by living things
c) it didn't grow on a farm
d) it's poisonous

Limestone and marble will fizz when tested with acid because
a) they do what they want
b) they are made of calcite
c) they are sedimentary
d) they are toxic

According to the reference tables, rhyolite is
a) felsic, light colored and low density
b) felsic, light colored and high density
c) mafic, dark colored and low density
d) mafic, light colored and low density

According to the reference tables, which mineral will scratch sulfur but not plagioclase feldspar?
a) talc
b) quartz
c) fluorite
d) graphite

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