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Your rock sample has parallel bands of minerals that formed under high pressure. Your sample is a(n)
a) unfoliated metamorphic rock
b) unfoliated sedimentary rock
c) foliated metamorphic rock
d) foliated sedimentary rock

Rocks are different than minerals because rocks
a) can be used by humans
b) are naturally formed solids
c) do not have a set crystal structure
d) can recrystallize into other types of rock

Winds moved layers of sand along the sides of ancient sand dunes. These sand layers were preserved in rock. This is an example of how sedimentary rock can record nformation about
a) past temperature conditions
b) past weather conditions
c) metamorphic changes
d) mineral recrystallization

Limestone can form when water evaporates and leaves behind the minerals that form it. Limestone is a(n)
a) igneous rock
b) parent rock
c) metamorphic rock
d) sedimentary rock

The rock cycle
a) Ends with igneous rock
b) Begins with igneous rock
c) Ends with metamorphic rock
d) has no beginning or end

Rocks are always
a) Minerals
b) Solids
c) Foilated
d) Extrusive

Hot lava pours out of a crack in Earth's surface and cools to form
a) Large, jagged crystals
b) Small pools of Magma
c) Intrusive Ignous rock
d) Extrusive Igneous Rock

Minerals in rock near a volcano recrystallize as lava covers the area . The minerals change due to the lava's
a) Heat
b) Composition
c) Pressure
d) Density

During recrystallization, the bonds between atoms in a mineral are broken and can join
a) Sedimentary Rock
b) New Mineral
c) Parent Mineral
d) Gneiss Rock

Molten rock that has cooled beneath Earth's surface
a) Extrusive Igneous Rock
b) Intrusive Igneous Rock
c) Sedmintary Rock
d) Magma

Made up of pieces of older rocks that are pressed or cemented together
a) Sedimentary Rock
b) Intrusive Igneous Rock
c) Extrusive Igneous Rock
d) Sediment

Materials that settle out of wind and water
a) Sediment
b) Metamorphism
c) Magma
d) Sedimentary

Forms as rock melts
a) Sediment
b) Metamorphism
c) Magma
d) Sedimentary

Why do land forms made of igneous rock tend to last longer than those made of sedimentary rock?
a) Igneous rock contains more dissolved minerals than sedimentary rock
b) Igneous rock tends to be harder than sedimentary rock.
c) Igneous rock is more common on earth's surface than sedimentary rock
d) Igneous rock tends to wear away faster than sedimentary rock.

The most common type of rock on Earth's surface
a) Sedimentary Rock
b) Metamorphic Rock
c) Igneous Rock
d) Rock Cycle

The process by which heat and pressure changes rocks
a) Sediment
b) Metamorphism
c) Magma
d) Sedimentary

Forms as heat and/or pressure causes changes
a) Sedimentary Rock
b) Metamorphic Rock
c) Igneous Rock
d) Rock Cycle

A naturally formed solid that is usually made up of one or more types of minerals
a) Sedimentary Rock
b) Metamorphic Rock
c) Igneous Rock
d) Rock

Forms when molten rock cools and become solid
a) Sedimentary Rock
b) Metamorphic Rock
c) Igneous Rock
d) Rock Cycle

Includes the many ways that rocks form, change, break down, and re-form
a) Sedimentary Rock
b) Metamorphic Rock
c) Igneous Rock
d) Rock Cycle

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