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When rock is broken into smaller pieces, the pieces are called
a) chips
b) particles
c) sediments
d) pebbles

Which type of rock forms when molten magma or lava solidifies?
a) Igneous
b) metamorphic
c) sedimentary

Sediments that have been pressed together form which type of rock?
a) igneous
b) metamorphic
c) sedimentary

When small pieces of rock are moved from one place to another by wind, water and glaciers, it is called
a) erosion
b) rock flow
c) weathering
d) cementation

Which of the following is not a process included in the rock cycle?
a) compacting and cementation
b) sliding and mixing
c) heat and pressure
d) weathering and erosion

The breaking up of rock into smaller pieces through natural Earth processes is called
a) chips
b) erosion
c) weathering
d) compaction

What is the name of the hot molten rock under Earth's surface called?
a) magma
b) lava
c) both magma or lava
d) none

What happens to change igneous or sedimentary rock to metamorphic rock?
a) cooling of magma or lava
b) weathering or erosion
c) compaction
d) heat and pressure

How is igneous rock formed?
a) cooling of magma or lava
b) compaction and cementation
c) heat and pressure
d) weathering and erosion

Sedimentary rock is formed by
a) high pressure and temperatures
b) melting of rock
c) cooling of magma or lava
d) compaction or cementation

Metamorphic rocks are formed by
a) melting into magma
b) sedimentary rocks undergoing heat and pressure
c) cooling after a volcano erupts
d) small chunks of rock cementing and compacting together

What happens to metamorphic rocks when they melt?
a) they become sedimentary rock
b) they become intrusive igneous rock
c) they become extrusive igneous rock
d) they become magma

When intrusive igneous rocks form they are different from extrusive igneous rocks because
a) they cool faster and form crystals
b) they cool slower and form a rock that is glassy
c) they cool slowly and form a rock that has crystals
d) bazinga!

Hot liquid rock on Earth's surface is called
a) magma
b) lava
c) magma or lava
d) none

The process of rock forming is called the
a) weathering cycle
b) rock cycle
c) magma cycle
d) rock formation

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